This interesting document, submitted by Lexi Romero, is a list of Union Pacific workmen, listed by section and what we assume to be date of hire as a section hand. We do not know who prepared this document or when, only that it was found among Ms. Romero's grandfather's (Lewis Matthews, Section 304) papers. The figures in the lower right corner are most likely extraneous.
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Within hours of posting this page, I received the following information from another Eaglelark:
"A Maintance of Way Roster by Section - Translated in to real english this means these were the guys who worked on the track - not train crews, and in what area they worked. Most of these areas cover up to 250 miles of actual track now, but then it would have been within about a 50-100 mile areas due to travel. Most lived at home in the winter and went out during the "Season" (workable warm spring-summer weather) and lived in rail "bunk cars" then went back home for the winter. Seasonal type of work, unless there was a derailment or accident and then there were/are permanent (usually high seniority people) who work year round. My brother in law does this now and had worked 12 years just to get on permanent full time. They don't have the bunk cars now, so distances are farther and they hotel it. Most of these sections are still active on the UP line. They usually post Rosters on 2 occasions - 1) a change is mandated by new personnel coming or going or 2) the union and/or RR has changed a section boundry. These are not, nor have they ever been a regularly posted monthly, annual, etc... kind of thing. The one my brother in law is on has not changed in 8 years now - no one has retired recently or come on, so it is stable at present.
|Roadmaster - North Platte||Sec. 312 - Northport|
|Charles E. Soueer||7-5-1898||Joseph W. Armitage||8-24-1925|
|George W. Carson||1-4-1916|
|Sec. 301 - Sarben||Marion F. Durham||7-5-1922|
|Christopher R. Brewer||1-19-1925|
|William E. Osborn||4-28-1924||Sec. 315 Gering|
|Joseph T. Pribyl||3-1-1912||Charles ?. Beaird||3-4-1912|
|Fred H. Bloemenkamp||3-4-1928|
|Sec. 302 - Keystone||Jack Hardin||4-25-1928|
|William ?. Bowen||8-1-1927|
|James A. Dew||9-16-1917||Sec. 318 - Lyman|
|Charles L. Shaw||5-17-1922||Arlie Hager||4-23-1928|
|Sec. 304 - Lewellen||Alfred Schlicker||6-11-1927|
|Lewis E. Matthews||5-15-1928|
|Clarence D. McKibben||5-7-1924||Sec. 320 - Yoder|
|Louis T. Podkonyak||9-21-1910||Henry Castro||10-7-1926|
|Nick Podkonyak||8-1-1916||Nick A. Hasperis||8-1-1904|
|Paul Podkonyak||4-1-1924||Joseph ?. Maroney||4-15-1922|
|Henry L. Nau||10-4-1928|
|Sec. 305 - Oshkosh|
|Roy Lane||5-5-1924||Sec. 321 - Cottier|
|Andrew J. Sunday||9-1-1918||Bert Dudley||9-21-1921|
|Samuel R. Street||8-9-1924||Eddie Gray||8-25-1927|
|Archie D. Schirmer||8-16-1928||Arlie O. Homan||3-1-1918|
|Sec. 307 - Broadwater|
|Benjamin L. Beaird||3-3-1913|
|George F. Drescher||1-6-1919|
|Andrew J. Hensley||7-11-1921|