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Canadian Railway Telegraph Genealogy

Canadian Railway Telegraph Genealogy
Agents, Operators, Dispatchers
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  • ort / ORT = Order of Railroad Telegraphers
  • sd / SD = Seniority Date
  • TD / Dis = Train Dispatcher
  • CTD = Chief Train Disptacher
  • ACTD = Assistant Chief Train Dispatcher
  • agt / AGT = Agent
  • opr / OPR = Operator
  • swg / Swg = swg
  • rlf / RLF Relief
  • mvt / MVT = Movement
  • dir / DIR = Director
  • mgr / MGR = Manager
  • Superv = Supervisor
  • var / VAR = Various
  • stn(s) / STNS = station(s)
  • Asst = Assistant
  • LAST NAME, First Name (Initials)Canadian Railway - Known Stations and Years
    Brushett, EECNR Clarenville /d67
    Crowell, FRCNR Twillingate yrs? /r67
    Currie, ACNR Port aux Basques yrs? /r67
    Dawe, WNFLDRwy Whitbourne 1938
    Duggan, JCNR St John's TD yrs? /r67

    Halley, Edward (aka 'Big Ned')
    my grdfa worked for Postal Telegraph - He worked on the lines in winter time from St. John's to Holyrood, walking on snowshoes and fixing wires etc. In the summer time he took a crew of men & went off on the train (which picked him up anywhere he wished) with supplies for the summer. They lived in tents & worked on the pole lines

    Harvey, Lilly (nee Davis)
    worked for Dept of Posts and Telegraphs of the Nfld Gov't (railway line did not pass through her community but a short distance away betn Carbonear & Victoria - telegraph opr Freshwater (pop 200 near Carbonear, Conception Bay)
    . born 1899, passed away 1997
    . customary in small communities when she became older she was know to all as "Aunt Lilly"
    . taught music also
    . submitted by Frank Davis, VO1HP
    Hopkins, HGCNR Bonavista yrs? /d67
    Hoskins, GCNR Carboneau yrs? /d73
    Kane, TJCNR Stephenville Crossing yrs? /d73
    Martin, Mrs FM Newfoundland Postal Telegraph, CNR years?

    Reid, Wilfred John
    telegrapher for Reid & Newfoundland Railroad sometime bet'n 1890-1900 / telegrapher between 1915-30 stn mstr AB
    Ryan, D Newfoundland Postal Telegraph 1921-1949 / CNT 1949-1972
    Weber, ESCNR Clarenville /d72
    Whalen, Ella (Mrs)opened first Postal &d Telegraph Office, Baie Verte 1939

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