Description of Railroad Life in SC about 1920's : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread

I am interested in life in the railroad town of Andrews,SC around 1920-1930. I had family that worked there as mechanics and would like to know more about what their life was like - the work, life style, relations with railroad.

-- John Burns (, January 01, 2001


John Here is a link to a site on Andrew's RR and logging history: Joe

-- Joe Bartolini (, January 04, 2001.

John: This is probably a story of Andrews in the 1940's, rather than the 1920-1930 period. The Poston's were a prominent family of railroaders in Andrews. In fact, there was even a Conductor Poston on the Virginia Division that occasionally brought No. 58 to Richmond. The late Dave Poston came home from college on summer vacation and got a job on the trainman's extra board. Returning home from his first trip, his dad asked: "Dave, why are your eyes so red and puffy ?" "Because, Dad, the crew told me it was my job to lean out the window and keep a constant watch for torpedos on the rail!"

-- Harry Bundy (, January 02, 2001.

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