From "Bedford Depot News"

Ralph Fisher and the Train to Oblivion

On December 1, 1999, newsletter editor Jim Shea sat down with former B&M brakeman Ralph Fisher to record his memories of the Lexington Branch local freight train, the "BB Local." Ralph worked on the railroad between 1946 and '52.

Why was the BB Local also called the "Train to Oblivion?" Read the answer in this special
on-line version of part one of "Ralph Fisher and the Train to Oblivion." The article was originally printed in Volume 6, Issue 1, of our newsletter.

As a bonus, we're pleased to offer several audio excerpts from our conversation with Ralph.

speaker icon  After reading the article, click here for a page of sound clips.