Portrait of Ralph Roberts, the first African American train engineer from Baldwin, Florida standing by locomotive

Portrait of Ralph Roberts, the first African American train engineer from Baldwin, Florida standing by locomotive


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  • PR30056

Year

  • 19--

Series Title

General Note

  • Accompanying note: "In 1972 the Chessie System was born with engines and equipment repainted in yellow, blue and orange, and wearing the Chessie-C logo and their orignal markings on the cab. In 1974 the B&O acquired total control of the Western Maryland. The Chessie System and the Seaboard System, under the control of the C&O, merged on November 1st, 1980 under the holding company name CSX Corporation. CSX standing for Chessie, Seaboard, and many times more. The combined road at that time had over 27,000 miles of track. In 1986 CSX merged all the railroads into CSX Transportation thus ending the history of the great Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Nearly all locomotives and most freight cars are now in the latest CSX paint and markings."

Rights

    Biography Note

  • Mr. Roberts was from Baldwin, Florida. He was employed from March 1973 until November 2004 when he retired from CSX.

Physical Description

  • 1 digital image - col.

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Portrait of Ralph Roberts, the first African American train engineer from Baldwin, Florida standing by locomotive. 19--. Color digital image, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/16901>, accessed 16 July 2019.

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Portrait of Ralph Roberts, the first African American train engineer from Baldwin, Florida standing by locomotive. 19--. Color digital image. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 16 Jul. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/16901>.

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