People of the Pennsylvania Railroad : George Brooke Roberts, by
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- ISBN: 9781156223154 | 1156223156
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/1/2010
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: George Brooke Roberts (January 15, 1833 - January 30, 1897) was a civil engineer and the 5th president of the Pennsylvania Railroad (188096). Born on Pencoyd, his family's ancestral farm in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, Roberts graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1849, and taught there for 2 years before becoming a rodman for the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR). From 1852 he worked for the Philadelphia