Re: Photo wanted

Donald B. Valentine
 




---In STMFC@..., <fgexbill@...> wrote :

Why did he have so much trouble holding a job?

Bill Welch

Some will disagree but I would suggest that it was largely because he learned his
railroading on the Standard Scrapyard of the World, otherwise known as the Pennsy.
He damn near put the D&H into bankruptcy before Nuelle and then White brought it 
back. Loree's idea of a good locomotive was a 2-8-0 that would haul as much as a 
superpower Lima 2-8-4 but at only half the speed. Comparing him to John Barringer
IMHO is little more than an insult to Barringer. He might have been a good railroad
executive prior to 1900 but certainly not after 1910.

Cordially, Don Valentine

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