Robinson brothers record with P. R. R.
PAGE TWELVE ROBINSON BROS. HAVE UNUSUAL R, R. RECORD Harrisburg is the home of three of five brothers, members of a Lancaster Lancaster County family and all employes of the Pennsylvania Railroad, who claim to represent the lonsrest period of combined service, tor one generation, of any railroad family In the United States. They hive altogether worked for the railroad a total of 190 years. The local men are William S. Robinson, Robinson, 1940 North Third street; James K. Robinson, 1538 Derry street, and Milton T. Robinson, 2148 Susquehanna street. The facts of their lensrthy service was brought out when the five men recently compared notes at a gathering gathering at the home of one of their number, number, David A. Robinson, of Lancaster, who is assistant yardmaster at the Dillersville Scales, that city, and who has completed forty-one forty-one forty-one years and three months with the Pennsylvania Railroad. William S. Robinson, of this city, is the oldest of the five brothers. He is a passenger engineer, running between between this city and Manhattan Transfer Transfer on the Cincinnati Limited. His service is forty-four forty-four forty-four years and nine months. James K. Robinson, is an operator at "RJ" Tower, Rockville, with a service record of forty-one forty-one forty-one years. Milton T. Robinson, who has been in the service twenty-seven twenty-seven twenty-seven years and six months, is a freight conductor, here. Rathmel R. Robinson, the last of the five brothers, holds the position position of assistant chief operators in the telegraph department at the Broad street station, Philadelphia. He has a service record of thirty-four thirty-four thirty-four years, six months. In addition, the father of the five brothers, David T. Robinson, was employed employed for several years in the signal department. All the boys were born in Mountville, Lancaster County, in a house one square away from the railroad railroad station. President Rea, of the Pennsylvania Railroad, in a letter of congratulation upon the remarkable record of the five brothers said: "The greatest asset of the Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Railroad, is, and always has been, the fidelity and intelligent devotion devotion of the men working for it in all capacities. No other railroad has so large a number of men among its employes and officers who have made, and are making, its service their life work; nor, I believe, is it possible to name any other railroad system, or indeed great business enterprise of any character, in which so large a proportion of the employes remain continuously in the service from youth to the retiring age. Our employment employment statistics show that we have more than 40,000 men on the Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Railroad entitled to be called "veterans" by reason of twenty years or more of service, while the records of the pension department indicate that the average length of service upon reaching the. retiring age is approximately approximately forty years. "The records of the five Robinson brothers afford a splendid illustra tion of our company's tradition of lifelong lifelong service, and it is a pleasure to express my own personal appreciation, appreciation, and that of our management, for their magnificent standing as a family of Pennsylvania Railroad veterans." veterans." was 70 retirement. prizes never his lodges Arnold place tour R. first to 118, 127, 133, 113, 102, 135, Engineers Brakemen Engineers Rhoads, Geiger, Firemen Wisegarver, Pol-leck, Sanders. Brown. Brakemen Seachrist, Wour-tersz, Costello, Middle to go 80, 20, 32. Fireman Flagman Engineers Sweig-art, Cook, Firemen Arnold, Mellinger. Carpenter, Cain, Brakemen Hawk, Beers, Hoffman, Yard Engineers Cord, fington, Firemen Byers, Rupley. BAGGAGE MASTER'S RECORD first to 238, 206, 227, 204, Engineer Firemen Conductors Brakemen Brakemen Winter-myer, Kochenour, Tress-ler, Kline. Middle to go after 130, 13U, High Laid Engineers Firemen Conductor Flagmen Brakemen 104. Yar 2nd 2tt. Fireman Engineers Branyon, Boyer, Firemen Murray,