After 25 years of service could you imagine making $2/100 miles less than a new worker? In the 1970's the company restructured eliminating firemen positions due to dieselization. Dennis remembers firemen wages being frozen and attrition being mishandled. Bad feelings lasted for a long time.
"You're redundant, we don't need you, goodbye . . . "
16 February 2012
Business Car #4, Revelstoke Railway Museum, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
Speakers: Clarence (Clancy) L. Boettger, Dennis Holdener and Ernie Ottewell
Coffee Club members: Bill Belton, W. L. Handley, Edward Jaatteenmaki and James V. Walford
Filmed by Michelle Cole