Son of a 30+ year Frisco employee - 1949/1981 R.E.Metzger

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Highline Kid, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Steve, Those pdf files, if scanned in high resolution, serve us very well; they're scalable without losing sharpness which makes the small print easy to read.
  2. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    I seen that leather case before, I used to help put down the plastic, to capture the oil with him. The dozer guy, (me) was always the last guy to leave and help out. Good memories. The derailments stick with you.
  3. Highline Kid

    Highline Kid Member

    Dad was indeed the "oil capturerer" - when he became the first Frisco "Environmental Engineer", he was doomed to deal with one mess after another - infinitum. He told me once that when the EPA came into being, he was dealing with other (EPA) civil engineers who had an appreciation of the problems the railroads were facing. But the "PROs" got hired away from governmental service by the hundreds of other smokestack industrials who needed them to try and understand/comply with the new regs. So ...... their replacements were from the US Coast Guard - and at least initially, they didn't have a clue. just wasn't their area of expertise. DIXON_ARLINGTON_BUNDY JUNC JPEG.JPG PACIFIC JPEG.JPG
  4. Highline Kid

    Highline Kid Member

    Cracks me up that Pop consistently mis-spelled "Meramac" - he never could spell worth a hoot. Mom told me she had to "take college English" to get him through Purdue - and I know I proof read (and corrected) several of his water control plans he then submitted to the EPA while I was at SMS.
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  5. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    FYI, I'm a fellow Boilermaker - went there for a graduate chem engineering degree after finishing my BS-ChE at MSM in Rolla. I can't spell worth a hoot either! But, that's not Purdue's fault - a great school. Hail Purdue!

    Meramec is a confusing word - it's Meramec as in the Meramec River and Merimec State Park close to Stanton. But, it's Maramec as in Maramec Park outside of St James. Go figure!

  6. Highline Kid

    Highline Kid Member

    Glad to meet you Ken - and I guess my confusion about spelling "Meramac /Merimec / Maramec" is well deserved! I haven't lived in Missouri since late 1971, so never a reason for me to even see a reference to that name......
  7. jmoore16

    jmoore16 Member

    I remember running across your dad's name in some of my dad's stuff. I will look!

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