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Re: [CBQ] Section Houses

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Subject: Re: [CBQ] Section Houses
From: "Tim Fleck tf5077@xxxxxxxxx [CBQ]" <CBQ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:05:23 -0700

My great grandfather was a section foreman. He along with my great grandmother lived in section houses. My great grandmother told me they moved depending on the location of the section of railroad he was responsible for. In the summer months they often lived out of bunk cars. Somehow my great grandmother was able to travel and live with him . She said it was so hot in the bunk cars. They had convinced a welder to cut windows in the ends of the car to allow for more air circulation. I am assuming section houses were provided for section foremen and their families as depots had living quarters for the agent stationed there. Tim

On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:55 AM, "Kenneth Martin kmartin537@xxxxxxxxxxxx [CBQ]" <CBQ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I have a drawing of a CB&Q section house that has three bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room. This arrouses my curiosity.

My questions are
1. Who would use them?
2. How were they used?
3. Where would they be located?

Ken Martin


Posted by: Tim Fleck <tf5077@xxxxxxxxx>

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