Photo recap, 76th annual SMA

From left: Ben Lee, Local Chairman and Legislative Representative of Division 166 (Charlotte, N.C.), and G.L. Payne, Secretary-Treasurer of Division 435 (Hamlet, N.C.).

GIA International President Onita Wayland and BLE International President Don Hahs (center) with the flag bearers who participated in the traditional GIA flag procession during opening ceremonies at the 76th annual SMA, which was held at the Grand Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., from June 15-20.

From left: Tommy Miller, the BLE's Director of Organizing; and Ray Wallace, Norfolk Southern (Southern Lines) General Chairman.

From left: BLE General Secretary-Treasurer William C. Walpert discusses Brotherhood finances with Ben Blissett, BLE Division 301 (Roanoke, Va.); Donnie Young, Local Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer of Division 301; and John A. Nutter, President of Division 301.

From left: David Bowen, Local Chairman of BLE Division 332 (Montgomery, Ala.); and Bill Overton, Chairman of the 76th annual SMA and Local Chairman of BLE Division 239 (Knoxville, Tenn.).

From left: Fielding membership questions regarding positive train control is Raymond Holmes, BLE International Vice-President & U.S. National Legislative Representative, and Robert A. Harvey, the BLE's Regulatory Research Coordinator.

From left: Ed McCulloch, former BLE International Vice-President & U.S. National Legislative Representative and retired member of BLE Division 182 (N. Little Rock, Ark.), his wife Louise, and Ray Clark, a retired member of BLE Division 275 (Pensacola, Fla.).

From left: LeBron Wingo, Local Chairman of BLE Division 198 (Chattanooga, Tenn.), gets some advice from veteran engineers Tony Wayland, a retired member of BLE Division 620 (Fort Worth, Texas) and Cooksey Humphrey, a retired member of BLE Division 326 (Bossier City, La.).

From left: Tony Smith, General Chairman of the CSX Eastern Lines, and Ray Wallace, General Chairman of Norfolk Southern's Southern Lines.

 

 

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