One possible reason for the lack of TP&W photos of the late steam era is that from the early 30s until 1947, TP&W's president, George McNear, was virulently anti-rail labor union, and the railroad had a very active PD.
A: Well, George McNear was the president of TP&W and he was a tough guy and the unions had struck him and apparently they had some bad blood.And George always went to the Bradley games down at the Armory and he came back and he was walking his dog.
PEORIA - The Toledo Peoria & Western Railway has a long, storied history - the Chatsworth Wreck of 1887, President George P. McNear's 1947 murder and the 1970 Crescent City derailment, which gained national attention, are but a few of the events which guarantee its place in history books.
Browse ZoomInfo's company directory. Our company profiles include corporate background information, detailed descriptions, and links to comprehensive employee profiles with verified contact information.