Ralph Henley – Rail Operations Adviser
The Classic Streamliners crew proudly welcomes Ralph Henley to our staff. Ralph brings with him a tremendous amount of railroad experience. After a tour of duty in Viet Nam, U.S. Army Veteran Ralph Henley spent a career in railroading that began at the offices of the Kansas City Southern. Ralph went on to work for the Frisco in Springfield, Missouri, and the Chicago and North Western in Iowa. Ralph came back to Missouri to work for the Southern Pacific, retiring with the Union Pacific.
Johnny Cornett – Site Director
Johnny comes to Classic Streamliners after a long career in the film industry that included digital media, web and graphics design. A railroad fan since childhood, he grew-up around the Tex Mex, Southern Pacific and Missouri Pacific. “I feel like I’ve got railroading in my blood; my great-grandfather laid track for the Frisco in Oklahoma, my uncle was with the Santa Fe Railroad for forty years, and my father worked in railroad operations for Reynolds Metals.”
Books by Classic Streamliners contributor John A. Fostik, MBA.
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John A. Fostik, MBA – Amtrak, Regional, Metro, Maritime
John A. Fostik, MBA, is the author of several transportation-related books and is a regular contributor to a number of magazines. He attributes his lifelong interest in all things maritime and on rails to his father, who worked for the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in Kearny, New Jersey. Using images and memorabilia from his personal collection, he brings back a time when the Twentieth Century Limited, Broadway Limited, California Zephyr and Super Chief were household names.
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