Howdy from Peculiar, MO

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by locodr, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. locodr

    locodr Member

    I am "A Frisco man". If you live in Springfield, MO you know what that means. I worked as a machinist in the Frisco Diesel Shop in Springfield 13 years. Became a supervisor, transferred to Minneapolis. Became an assistant general foreman, general foreman. Transferred to the BN Technical Training Center in Overland Park, KS (Kansas City) as assistant manager of technical training (locomotives). Moved to the BNSF Argentine locomotive shop in Kansas City, KS. Retired as manager of the BNSF Kansas City Locomotive Reliability Center.
    I've worked on the railroad ALL the live long day and most of my life. And I liked most of it, some not so much.
    Retirement works for me. Now I fish, hunt, smoke killer BBQ, judge BBQ contests, and anything else I can get into that's fun. I have a little train set I play with.
  2. diesel shop

    diesel shop Member

    Is this you Mike W. Hagar here.
  3. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Welcome aboard. You sound like a very good candidate for "BBQ Coordinator" for the next Frisco convention!

    Best Regards,
  4. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    If you will let me know your contact info, I will invite you to an upcoming SLSF operating session at my house in Shawnee, KS.

  5. JohnFoster

    JohnFoster Member

    retired slsf engr 2007. started on slsf- bn-bnsf right hear in kc mo at 19 th st.we know some of the same people around the railroad. started 20 years ago collecting ho model locals and cars, like cabs on trains not drop a line if you like.
  6. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Were you part of the crew in 1988 when two of us from the 1522 engine crew were at O Park for training? Brian Hekkila was one of our main instructors. I think he went to Montana Rail Link, and last I heard has moved on from there.
    Enjoyed the time there taking the ABTH course and test.
  7. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    Peculiar,huh? We have a garden RR tour there this week, part of the National Garden Railway Convention. Looks like a bunch of fun!
  8. locodr

    locodr Member

    It's me. Been a while Hag.

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