Last Run: Div. 328 (Buffalo) member Scotty Hull retires injury-free after 41 years
From left: Brother S.C. "Scotty" Hull on his Last Run with conductor R.J. "Bob" Damsel.
Brother Scotty Hull of BLET Division 382 (Buffalo, N.Y.) made his Last Run on September 29, 2006, on train Q11029, a CSX van train carrying UPS cargo from Willard, Ohio to Buffalo, N.Y.
As a third generation railroad worker, Brother Hull began his 41-year career in 1965, when he hired as a Fireman for the New York Central. Later, he worked for Penn Central, Conrail, and finally CSX.
Brother Hull's family has a long connection with the railroad industry - his great grandfather was a passenger conductor with the Lakeshore & Milwaukee Southern, working between Buffalo and New York City, and his father was a locomotive engineer for the New York Central.
Brother Hull, a past President of Division 382, was a BLE member for 18 years. He and his wife, Cheryl, live in Hamburg, N.Y. He says he's now going to get a chance to make up for all lost time with his family, and his grandson, play golf, and do some traveling.
When Tom Vassie asked Brother Hull if he had any advice for his co-workers, Hull said: "Stay awake, be alert, and watch out for the guys you are working with." Scott also said, "I've been lucky - I have always worked in road service, never been injured, never been involved in a fatality, and never hurt anyone."
Old friends may write to Brother Hull at: 57 Pine St., Hamburg, N.Y., 14075.
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