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The Faces of Railroading 

Although our historic locomotives are impressive, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania also honors the spirit of the people who made American railroads great. Today's railroaders continue their fine tradition. Click on any job below to see one of the many faces of American railroading.

Tower Operator
Pullman Porter
Baggage Handlers
Engine House Gang
Car Inspector
African American Track Workers
Women Telegraphers
Locomotive Builder
Visionary to Executive
Professional Engineer
Contemporary Engineer Trainee
Today's Workers

Railroad Occupations Included in our Railroaders' Hall Plaques Include:
Clerk, Switchman, Section Hand, Auditor, Architect, Superintendent, Inspector, Police Officer, Foreman, Machinist, Plumber, Purchasing Agent, Accountant, Barge Captain, Maintainer, Crossing Watchman, Mail Clerk, Train Director, Electrician, President, Coal Dock Operator, Supervisor of Material, Customer Service Manager, Boilermaker, Yardmaster, Hostler, Brakeman, Union Official, Rules Examiner, Dining Car Steward, Roundhouse Mechanic, Wreckmaster, Watchman, Power Director, Baggage Agent, Oiler, Blacksmith, Carpenter, Data Processing Clerk, Car Cleaner, Timekeeper, Lineman, Ash Cleaner, Laborer, Air Brake Inspector, Mechanical Engineer, Trainman, and many more.

Railroad Telegrapher.
Inventor John Stevens.
Contemporary RR Worker.

Railroads Today for modern railroading.

Railroader's Poem:"Work Must Go On"

A Railroader Looks Back: "A Career on the Pennsy"

Prepared from materials in the Museum Library and Archives.
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