The Historians' Corner
Recognition of 11,802 years of faithful service performed on the RUTLAND RAILWAY by 349 employees will be made later this month with the awarding of attractive service pins, Vice President Gardner A. Caverly told the NEWSLINER today. Gold pins will be awarded to employees with 50 or more years of service. Men and women with 25 years or more in the employ of the RUTLAND will be presented with silver pins.
The oldest active employee on the railroad is J. W. Hayes, station agent at Brandon. Mr. Hayes entered the service of the RUTLAND 54 years ago at New Haven. In addition to Brandon assignments he has seen service in Shelburne, and Ticonderoga where he was station agent in 1907.
Next on the "50-year list" is E. W. Mott, a member of the Stores Dept. and stock clerk in charge of Track, Bridge & Building materials. He has held this position
since 1919. Mr. Mott joined the RUTLAND in 1899 as a shipping clerk in the Maintenance of Way Dept.
General Claim Agent, George Stott, has been with the RUTLAND for over 51 years. He joined the railroad in i900 as a freight clerk. Prior to becoming a member of the RUTLAND family he was employed on the Central Vermont and the Grand Trunk (now C.N.R.) railroads. Mr. Stott has spent the past half a century in various capacities in the various administrative departments of the RUTLAND.
J. H. Hunt, RUTLAND agent in Ogdensburg since 1933 has also been with the railroad for more than 51 years. He has worked in Ogdensburg since 1907- Mr. Hunt entered the service of the railroad at Malone on Oct. l, 1900.
M. Scott Gooding, Secretary and Assistant Treasurer of the RUTLAND joined the railroad in 1901 serving for three years with the Clarendon & Pittsford R. R. During his 50 years with the RUTLAND, Mr. Gooding has held many important administrative positions. He has also served as a director of the Addison Railroad and Rutland Transit Co. (subsidiaries of the RUTLAND) .
We are pleased to report that Mr. Hayes, Mr. Mott, Mr. Stott, Mr. Hunt and Mr. Gooding are all enjoying excellent health. Mr. Hayes is at present on a vacation trip in the West. Mr. Gooding deserves a grateful vote of thanks for the long, tedious hours he has spent compiling and checking the list of employees with over 25 years of service on the RUTLAND. (Rutland Newsliner V.1, #1, 1952)
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