Ulster & Delaware
CATSKILL MOUNTAIN BRANCH EMPLOYEE PROFILE
|Name:||Richard Ernest Cooper|
|Birth:||April 6, 1926|
|Death:||June 3, 1990, Conventry Twp., PA|
|Spouse:||Patricia Muriel Newell|
|Parents:||Leonard A. Cooper|
|Date of Assignment:||June 20, 1946|
|End of Assignment:||July 27, 1948|
Information from Edwin Cox regarding "Coast to Coast Cooper"
6/20/46 Hired out on the NYC Catskill Mountain Branch
7/27/48 Furloughed and never worked the CMB again
9/22/48 hired out on the NYC St. Lawrence Division
12/30/48 hired out on the D&H Susquehanna Division
6/22/53 transferred to D&H Rensselaer & Saratoga Division
7/22/57 started vacation from D&H
7/22/57 Marked up on NYC St. Lawrence Division X-list at Massena
8/26/57 Last day worked on the NYC forever.
Took a leave of absence from the D&H during the following dates to work the D&RGW standard and narrow gauge.
9/9/57 hired out on the D&RGW Pueblo Division
12/4/57 returned to the D&H
9/2/57 returned to the D&RGW at Denver
12/8/58 returned to the D&H
6/23/59 returned to the D&RGW
12/15/59 returned to the D&H
8/16/60 returned to the D&RGW
11/30/60 returned to the D&H
6/12/61 returned to the D&RGW
12/5/61 returned to the D&H
6/18/62 returned to D&RGW
8/10/62 returned to the D&H
6/12/63 returned to the D&RGW
8/7/63 returned to the D&H (Never worked the D&RGW again)
5/29/87 last trip on the D&H (retired)
Positions Held: NYC Fireman & laborer
D&H: Fireman, Engineer, Clerk & Laborer
Compiled locomotive roster information for Jim Shaughnessy’s book “The Delaware & Hudson”.
Local Chairman (extended period of time) and General Chairman (briefly) for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (UTU) on the D&H.
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