Wednesday, June 12, 2019

GTR 1905 Train Crew Contract

Although no union is mentioned, here is a Grand Trunk collective agreement for train crew employees from 1905. With minor exceptions, this document applies to the Canadian lines only. The various divisions and branches are listed, as are the pay rates for all types of service. 

For the purposes of calculating inflation, $100 in 1914 equals about $2270 in 2019. 

from: Railroad History 147, Autumn 1982; Railway & Locomotive Historical Society 
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The locomotive above was entering service on the Grand Trunk
during the effective period of this contract.