THE TRAIN DISPATCHER

American Railroad Men in Siberia


Keen interest is manifested by railroad men throughout the country in what our American trained men are doing in Siberia and on the railroads in that section. A complete lineup, giving appointments and names of the men in the Russian Railway Service Corps, has just reached the office of The Train Dispatcher from that section. It follows:

Office of chief inspector Chinese Eastern Railway.
March 26, 1919, the following assignments, on the Chinese Eastern district will be effective:

Major James Casey, assistant general mechanical inspector, general master mechanic.
Nikolsk repair shop--Captain J. G. Tracy, shop inspector; First Lieut. E. C. King and First Lieut. James Vining, assistant shop inspectors.

Harbin shops--Captain W. H. Fowler, shop inspector; First Lieut. M. J. Guiry, First Lieut. J. W. Bolt and Second Lieut. C.C. Lee, assistant shop inspectors.

First Division, Vladivostok to Hondaohedzi, latter not inclusive--
Major F. R. Blunt, division inspector; Captain W. H. James, mechanical inspector; First Lieut. M.Croxton, traffic inspector; First Lieuts. R.J. Higgins and C. J. Madison, locomotive inspectors; First Lieuts. J. E. Hood and W. Victor, train inspectors; Second Lieut. A. D. Shaw, assistant mechanical inspector; Second Lieuts. W. T. Hiatt, W. C. Jones and F. W. Keeler, assistant traffic inspectors.

Second Division, Hondaohodzi to Titsikar, both inclusive--
Major C. M. Winter, division inspector; Captain F. M. Roberts, mechanical inspector; First Lieut. A. J. Carr, traffic inspector; First Lieuts. C. C. Anders and J. C. Sullivan, locomotive inspectors; First Lieuts. E. L. Harrigan and J.W. Welch, train inspectors; Second Lieuts. C. A. Bauers, assistant mechanical inspector; Second Lieuts. C. H. Grant, E. L. Marley and F. B. Hirsch, assistant traffic inspectors.

Third Division, Titsikar to Manchuria, inclusive--
Major G. F. Egbers, division inspector; Captain J. C. Climo, mechanical inspector; First. Lieut. R. M. Stapleton, traffic inspector; First Lieuts. F. H. Lowrey and C. B. Rogers, locomotive inspectors; First Lieuts. W. H. Summers and W. Piggott, train inspectors; Second Lieut. H. J. LaBree, assistant mechanical inspector; Second Lieuts. R. M. Morse, E. L.Stewart and H. C. Webster, assistant traffic inspectors.

Signed by Lieut. Colonel M. K. Jones, district inspector.

Approved: Lieut. Col. R. D. Hawkins, chief Mechanical inspector, and Colonel G. H. Emerson, chief inspector.

Office of Chief Inspector Trans-Baikal District, Harbin, Manchuria, April 1, 1919.

Effective April 1, 1919, the following assignments of the Trans-Baikal district will be effective:

Major John DeLaney, assistant general inspector. Chita repair shops--Captain W. D. Kuhfeld, shop inspector; First Lieuts. M. S. Van Dresser and B. F. Fischer, assistant shop inspectors.

Enokentievskaya repair shops -- Captain H. G. Tatum, shop inspector; First Lieuts. E. A. Dixon and Peter Eck, assistant shop inspectors.

Fourth Division, Manchuria to Khilok, including Khilok--
Major J. C. Gravis, division inspector; Captain F. Vickers, mechanical inspector; First Lieut. C. I. McNutt, traffic inspector; First Lieuts. F. P. McNaughton and A. A. Cirby, locomotive inspectors; First Lieuts. J. R. Hoag and J. J. McDonald, train inspectors; Second Lieut. A. A. Waidhause, assistant mechanical inspector; Second Lieuts. C. C. Grigg, E. J. Stemm, W. A. Kelly, 0. T. Alexander, P. E. Turner and B. M. Twaddle, assistant traffic inspectors.

Fifth Division, Khilok to Enokentievskaya, including the latter place--
Major S. T. Cantrell, division inspector; Captain P.Baker, mechanical inspector; First Lieut. M. A. Farnsworth, traffic inspector; First Lieuts. A. S. Merz and H. C. Meyers, locomotive inspectors; First Lieuts. C. M. Larson and C. R. Tompkins, train inspectors; Second Lieut. B. F. Brunner, assistant mechanical inspector; Second Lieuts. E. H. Showalter, D. A. Foster, F. D. Hutchins, F. D. Byers, R. S. Ashby and J. E. Bartisic, assistant traffic inspectors.

Signed by Lieut. Col. T. H. Lantry, district inspector.

Approved: Lieut. Col. R. D. Hawkins, chief mechanical inspector, and Colonel G. H. Emerson, chief inspector.

Office of Chief Inspector, Tomsk District, Harbin, Manchuria, April 1, 1919.

Effective April 1, 1919, the following assignments on the Tomsk district will be effective: Major J. C. Benson, assistant general inspector. Krasnoyarsk repair shops -- Captain James Grant, shop inspector; First Lieut. J.V. Mathews and E. S. Peters, assistant shop inspectors.

Sixth Division, Enokentievskaya to Klokvennaya, including Klokvennaya
Major F. B. Ervine, division inspector; Captain L. A. Durky, mechanical inspector; First Lieut. J. F. McMannus, traffic inspector; First Lieuts. D. S. Colby and C. W. Fee, train inspectors; First Lieuts. T. F. Phalen and W. C. Praiss, locomotive inspectors; Second Lieut. A. E. Jones, assistant mechanical inspector; Second Lieuts. C. P. Hibbs, J. L. Wilson, 0. J. Jackson, H. L. Hoskins, J. M. Duggan and D.C. Putnam, assistant traffic inspectors.

Seventh Division. Klovennaya to NovoNikolaefsk, neither inclusive--
Major A. C. Peterson, division inspector; Captain F. Bucanan, mechanical inspector; First Lieut. F. A. Flannigan, traffic inspector; First Lieuts. J. J. Sweeney and J. R. Jones, locomotive inspectors; First Lieuts. W.S. Opperud and W. W. Trafton, train inspectors; Second Lieut. L. A. Paxton, assistant mechanical inspector; Second Lieuts. F. E. Brunner, J. J. Brown, M. H. Kuigh, G. R. McGinty, S. A. Gagnon and F.W. Strange, assistant traffic inspectors. Signed by Lieut. Col. G. W. Tower, district inspector.

Approved: Lieut. Col. R. D. Hawkins, chief mechanical inspector, and Colonel G. H. Emerson, chief inspector.

Office of Chief Inspector, Omsk District.
April 1, 1919, the following assignments on the Omsk district are effective:

Major J. B. Roach, assistant general inspector.

Eighth Division, Novo-Nikolaefsk to Omsk,
both inclusive--Major M. F. MacLaren, division inspector; Captain G. H. Hazzard, mechanical inspector; First Lieut. F. B. Leonard, traffic inspector; First Lieuts. R. C. Wells and V. E. Young, train inspectors; First Lieut. W. F. Hockaday, locomotive inspector; Second Lieut.

F. W. Swartscope, assistant mechanical inspector; Second Lieuts. H. G. Anderson,

E. J. Supple, E. E. Olson, W. D. Meredith, R. S. Best, 14. P. Alexander, J. M. Ryan and C. B. Morgan, assistant traffic inspectors.

Officers to fill balance of assignments to come from Allies.

Signed by Lieut. Col. B. 0. Johnson, district inspector.

Approved: Lieut. Col. R. D. Hawkins, chief mechanical inspector, and Colonel G. H. Emerson, chief inspector.

Harbin, Manchuria, April 1, 1919.

Major J. H. McGlogan is, effective this date, appointed chief telegraph and telephone inspector of the Chinese Eastern district, Trans-Baikal, Tomsk and Omsk railways and the following officers are appointed telegraph and telephone inspectors: Second Lieuts. W. W. Geisse, R. E. Gilleland, G. M. Haynes, M. R. Komisky, W. G. Long, H. E. Martinson, S. E. Martinson, G. B. Sewell, A. Stoneberg and B. Williams.

Signed by Colonel George H. Emerson, chief inspector.

Harbin, Manchuria, April 1, 1919.

Effective April 1, 1919, the following appointments and promotions are effective:

Major F. B. Parker is appointed transportation inspector on the staff of the colonel.

Major C. T. Spear is appointed quartermaster on the staff of the colonel with headquarters at Vladivostok in charge of distribution of supplies; requisitions in connection with same should be forwarded to him.

Captains M. J. Guiry and B. C. King are appointed shop inspectors reporting to chief mechanical inspector.

Captain P. M. Lowell is in charge of medical work reporting to the colonel.

Captains G. A. Law, F. E. Fuhrman and F. M. Clarke are appointed assistant transportation inspectors reporting to the transportation inspector.

Captain W. J. Barron is appointed chief clerk to the colonel.

First Lieut. C. P. Haas is in charge of dental work reporting to Captain M. Lowell.

First Lieut O. A. Bjonerud is appointed chief clerk to the chief mechanical inspector.


NOTE: This is an incomplete list as some pages are missing.

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