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EVENTS ON April 16, 2015

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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Civil War Railroads -

The Sandhouse Gang (Rail Interest Group) of the Transportation Center presents:

John (Jack) Barriger, Retired Railroad Executive will deliver a talk on Civil War Railroads

The Civil War was the first major conflict in which railroads played an important role.

Men and supplies were moved quickly over long distances without foraging for themselves and their animals which revolutionized military strategy. Important battles were fought to control rail lines and junctions. The War brought about substantial improvements in railroading and trained the men who built America's post-Civil War national railroad network.

 Bio:   Jack Barriger is a third generation railroader and the great grandson of a Civil War Officer. After graduating from MIT and Yale Graduate School of Transportation Economics,  he began a 36-year career with the Santa Fe Railway. During the first 18 years, he served as Trainmaster in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, and as Superintendent of Transportation at Chicago headquarters.  For the next two years he managed the Transportation Control Systems Division of Sylvania Electric Products at Waltham, MA. For his last 18 year at Santa Fe he served in several positions in the Executive Department including Assistant to Chairman and President. After retiring from Santa Fe, Jack did Transportation Consulting for R. L. Banks Associates, PTSI and several railroads. He remains active in railroad affairs as a Trustee of the  John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library in St. Louis, which he founded in 1984, and as a member of AREMA, AARS, AAPRCO, IAROO and MofW Club of Chicago. 


Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/