Re: PRR Gon info request

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>

Tony Thompson wrote:
"[Walter Kiesel] was chair of the ARA Car Committee for awhile in the
middle 1920s. You only have to read the otherwise-spare minutes of the
ARA Transactions to recognize the arrogance of the man. He surely can't
have helped PRR's reputation."

I haven't been able to confirm this myself, but Jack Amerine pointed
out in his landmark X29 article in Prototype Modeler that Kiesel became
a non-person to the PRR after his passing in spite of his many
engineering contributions to the railroad.

Ben Hom

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