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Oral History Program
Voices of Southern Arizona Railroaders is the title of the museum's oral history project, Renée Ross, director. To date, Ms. Ross has interviewed the following railroad personnel, collecting approximately twenty-four recording hours. To read excerpts from the following individuals, click on their name.
Read the introduction by Renee Ross.
Warren Doman, conductor
Winton Hall, surveyor
Frank Hutcheson, electrician
R.J. Klos, yard brakeman
Eddie Pecktol, conductor
George Perkins, general chairman, SP employees
Opha Probasco, assistant yardmaster
Charles Stoddard, machinist, SP officer
Sid Showalter, SP engine foreman, switchman, brakeman, conductor
Julianne Hurst-Williams, engineer
Group interview: Charlotte Berry, Evelyn Nugent, Scharless Grimes, Pauline Kleiner, Janis Bennett, Stephany Brown, Mary Edwall, June Miller and Ruth Snow, members of the National Association of Railway Business Women, Tucson Chapter No. 59
Ms. Ross has transcribed and edited seven interviews representing approximately 210 pages. The Arizona Humanities Council funded most of this project.
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Share Your Railroad Stories
If you have a railroad story that you would like to share, please contact Ms. Ross at the Museum, 520-623-2223.