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    Southern Pacific Railroad Band

    Pretty cool!

    My dad worked for Sufferin' Pacific for 42 years, but not in a band.

    Dennis
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    Great picture. Love their outfits!
    John Morgan
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Morgan View Post
    Great picture. Love their outfits!
    No doubt they be railroaders!

    DG
    3 notes and the truth.

    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard, early model Wick 4AL
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1917 Conn C/D/Eb mellophone original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original, Bach 5GS

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    Actually, I think they were railroaders. I play in the Two Harbors City Band. That band got it's start in 1897 from the railroad band of that era. The railroad band was employees and the band was used as entertainment for the families. Remember, those towns were railroad towns developed in specific locations to attract and keep workers. These were remote areas so the companies had to provide housing and entertainment to get and keep workers. I have met and played with members of that early band. Part of the job application process was questions on what instrument they played.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opus37 View Post
    Actually, I think they were railroaders. I play in the Two Harbors City Band. That band got it's start in 1897 from the railroad band of that era. The railroad band was employees and the band was used as entertainment for the families. Remember, those towns were railroad towns developed in specific locations to attract and keep workers. These were remote areas so the companies had to provide housing and entertainment to get and keep workers. I have met and played with members of that early band. Part of the job application process was questions on what instrument they played.
    Too bad that the railways don't still recruit players. Otherwise, I'd be able to duet with my hubby
    Euph Loosh
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    Don't think I saw a year, or did I miss it? Notable that the band
    is somewhat integrated.
    PS-Dennis, 10 Meters has daily openings--I'm hearing several beacons.
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    Thanks Jim,

    My 10m TX was hamboned royally B4 I got, it will take some time to bring it back to 1937.

    73DG
    3 notes and the truth.

    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard, early model Wick 4AL
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1917 Conn C/D/Eb mellophone original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original, Bach 5GS

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