An Interview with New York Central 20th Century Limited Brakeman Ray Bottles
In June of 2002 Elyria Radio Station WEOL AM
930 interviewed Ray Bottles who is the last
20th Century Limited Brakeman in regular service with a railroad. As of the time of the
interview Ray was employed by CSX.
Ray talks about his passenger service experiences with the New York Central and Penn Central
railroads and also offers his insights into today's railroading environment.
The interview is just under 42 minutes long and is available encoded in
Real Audio streaming media format
for instant playing on 28.8 or faster modems and as an MP3 audio file for use with
MPeg Layer 3 Audio players such as
WINAMP or Windows Media Player.
Click here for the MP3 format
Interview (7.13 MB)
Thanks goes out to Dale Madison for providing a recording of the interview on CD.