Train of Thought (Paperback)

Forty Years Workin' on the Railroad

By Terry D. Beck

Park Cities Publishing, 9780991368501, 166pp.

Publication Date: May 24, 2017

List Price: 18.95*
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If you love trains and the allure of the rails, you will savor these tales of life as a railroader. Train of Thought captures memories of an earlier time on the glorious Santa Fe Railroad. When he signed on with the railroad in 1971, college boy Terry Beck wasn't looking for anything beyond a summer job. Instead, he found his place in a time honored lineage of railroaders that some think may have been the last of a disappearing breed. Once he figured out he needed to buy a bag and keep it packed, his adventures began and continued nearly 40 years. Besides his own exploits and lessons, he recounts stories that have been handed down by the people he worked with. Some of them may even be true.

About the Author

Retired railroader and veteran storyteller Terry Beck hails from Brownwood, Texas, and has spent a whole lotta years being fascinated by the day-today activities and experiences that life brings our way. Terry lives with his wife of 40 years on a private lake in Central Texas, and fits in his storytelling and writing around doting on her, their daughters and some mighty cute grandkids, Cole, Emily and Abbie. And fishing. It's a good life.