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
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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