On this date
The goal of a railroad engineer was reached today when Alex M. Weaver of East Mauch Chunk reached his 55th year of acive railroad service. Weaver began his railroad career as an engine wiper in 1884 at the age of 13 in the Lehigh Valley Railroad Engine House at Mauch Chunk. In 1891 he became a trainman on the Wyoming Division of he same railroad. He became a fireman in 1993, and then in 1902 went into the employ of the Central Railroad of New Jersey.