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by aharlow
Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: People of the T&P
Topic: Frederic Proby Gibson - Knight of the Shining Rail
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Views: 10969

Frederic Proby Gibson - Knight of the Shining Rail

My sister, Freda (named for my father) was 21 when I was born! She adored my dad and everything about the railroads. She wrote this poem in 1932 and submitted it to a publisher (The Munsey Publications in New York) who was asking for stories about the railroad. It was rejected and returned saying &q...
by aharlow
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: People of the T&P
Topic: Frederic Proby Gibson - Tragedies and Incidents
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Views: 11826

Frederic Proby Gibson - Tragedies and Incidents

From HISTORY OF VAN HORN AND CULBERSON COUNTY, TEXAS Chapter Five,Tragedies and Incidents. P. 157 Van Horn had a very bad deal passed on her October 1, 1949 when train No. 27 ceased to stop. Only on special occasions, when flagged or a passenger got off This train’s arrival was about all of the ente...
by aharlow
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: People of the T&P
Topic: Memories of Life with The Texas & Pacific Railway
Replies: 1
Views: 45777

Memories of Life with The Texas & Pacific Railway

I was born in 1927 to Frederic P. and Alma Gibson in Monahans, Texas where my father was the Station Agent for the Texas and Pacific Railway. My earliest memories are of our life in the Agent’s house which was directly behind the depot, and of the depot grounds which actually became my play yard. I ...
by aharlow
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: People of the T&P
Topic: Frederic Proby Gibson - My Daddy's Depot
Replies: 1
Views: 14561

Frederic Proby Gibson - My Daddy's Depot

An essay written for a college English Class at Sul Ross State College in 1945. I received an “A” with the comment, “Well done!” (The depot was in Allamore, Texas.) MY DADDY’S DEPOT The railroad station where my father worked as agent was a well known to me as my own room at home. I had seen my fath...
by aharlow
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: People of the T&P
Topic: Frederic Proby Gibson - A Railroad Official's Reply
Replies: 0
Views: 11685

Frederic Proby Gibson - A Railroad Official's Reply

This poem was from the Woodmen Magazine: A poor unfortunate man who lived close to a railroad yard in the suburbs of a large metropolis wrote the following about the racket made by the switch engine: Gentlemen: Why is it that your switch engine has to ding and dong and fizz and spit and bang and his...
by aharlow
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: People of the T&P
Topic: Frederic Proby Gibson
Replies: 0
Views: 14641

Frederic Proby Gibson

Frederic Proby Gibson was born in Wills Point, Texas August 17, 1880 to William Walker Gibson and Katie Able Lewis Gibson. He was the youngest of four children. One of his first experiences with the Texas and Pacific Railway was when, as a teenager, he with several friends decided to “ride blind” to...