William Henry Riley Personal Timebook from 1953

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  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks to the wife of my Edward Jones rep, Bridgette (Riley) Mitchell, I have items from her grandfather's (William (Bill) Henry Riley) collection to share that I have scanned.
    Bill Riley and his son Thomas Riley both worked for the Frisco out of Memphis.

    Attached are some images from the personal timebook of William Henry Riley. These are view into his world in 1953. Note the documentation of Engine Numbers. If you think I need to scan and post more of the time entry pages, please let me know.

    Found in the timebook was a segment of a Memphis Terminal ETT that he apparently cut down so it would fit nicely into the timebook.

    Also found in the timebook were three Delay Reports filed by Bill when he was "run around" on the call board.
     

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  2. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I have some of Dad's time books and timeslip stubs from the late 30s into late 40s. Very interesting.
     
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  3. RogerRT

    RogerRT Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Jeez $15.78 basic day & in yard service, the highest rate of pay. Today I think it is $250.00 or more, was he an engineer or switchman? Roger
     
  4. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    William was a switchman at that time.
     
  5. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I think the time books are great.

    Joe
     
  6. Bruce Adams

    Bruce Adams Member

    These are cool to see - thanks for scanning them, Keith.
    It's interesting how Mr. Riley had his own way of filling out the book, not always using the chart as it was printed.
    Time books are still mysterious to me ... were they just for the crewmen's own records? Did they have to turn them in, or show them in case of a pay dispute?
    If anyone knows of a resource on time books, I'd enjoy knowing about it.
     
  7. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    The time books were their own personal record. Notice that the time book was provided by an insurance company.
     

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