Re: [Harp-L] Freight Train Boogie (was Doc Watson)

Yep.  Loyalty was expected to go up and not go down in those days.  Many
were left hung out to dry by their employers back then when it suited.
However, the final ruling cleared Casey Jones of wrong-doing, which makes
the company look like an "ass".

Regardless of fault, the actions he and his fireman took were still
successful in saving lives.  Honestly, today, the idea of trying to make up
that kind of time would make everyone involved guilty of needlessly risking
lives -- Casey Jones and the company.  But back then, it was heroic.  Many
people gave their lives for their employer and were thankful to have a job.


On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM, Arthur Jennings <timeistight@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

>  On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 8:56 AM, Cara Cooke <cyberharp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> In any case, it is a fun song to sing and it has a great story to go with
>> it about a man who gave his life to save many others while striving to
>> excel in his service to his employer and customers.
>> Cara
>>  Interesting to note that Jones' employer, the Illinois Central Railroad,
> returned that loyalty by reporting that "Engineer Jones was solely
> responsible having disregarded the signals given by Flagman Newberry,"
> despite evidence to the contrary.
> --
> Arthur Jennings

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