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    Craig FYI, Pat From Railway Age Gazette, March 8, 1912: Walter Hunter Erskine, who has been ap- pointed master mechanic of The Minneapolis & St. Louis Railraod
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      Craig

      FYI,
      Pat



      From Railway Age Gazette, March 8, 1912:

      Walter Hunter Erskine, who has been ap-
      pointed master mechanic of The Minneapolis
      & St. Louis Railraod Company, with head-
      quarters at Cedar Lake Shops, Minneapolis,
      Minn., as has been announced in these
      columns.

      He was born February 3, 1878, at Rushford,
      Minn. He attended grade and high schools
      at St. Paul, Minn., from 1884 to 1895, and
      began railway work in June of the latter
      year, with the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneap-
      olis & Omaha.

      Except for a short period when he was with
      the Northern Pacific and the Union Pacific
      Railroads, he was with the C. St. P. M. & O.
      continuously until August, 1910, having been
      machinist apprentice, machinist and foreman.

      On August 29, 1910, he became general foreman
      under the master mechanic of the Minneapolis
      & St. Louis Railroad Company. Then he was ap-
      pointed assistant master mechanic on September
      2, 1910, and on February 19, 1912, was promot-
      ed to master mechanic, as above.



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