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James F. Rust

James F. Rust is an engineer on the Tracy City branch of the NC&StL railroad. Born in Rutherford County, January 10, 1853… at the age of seventeen years, or in the year 1870, he left home, went to Tracy City, and entered the employ of the railroad company in the capacity of brakeman. Three years later he became fireman, and after serving in that capacity for nearly three years, he was make engineer. August 13, 1879. Ever since he first entered the employ of the company, he has worked on this branch, and has worked there longer that any other man employed in that section.

…Also a member of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

(From the Compendium of Local Biography, Grundy County, Tennessee. Compendium Biographies written 1898.)


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