By Ada Brownell Here is the summary:
Ever wondered how trains going different directions on the same track arrive safely at the destination despite rock slides, derailments, and other hazards?
How in the era before Centralized Traffic Control railroad employees communicated and prevented accidents?
Following the Tracks is a true story of a young couple who enjoyed the challenges of a career with the D&RGW Railroad. Lester C. Brownell was age eighteen when he started working for the Rio Grande, after earning a certificate from Gale Institute’s telegraph school in Minneapolis.
But an unknown stomach ulcer ready to rupture worked on his insides, and he didn’t even notice when he stood beside the rails, his pants flapping in the breeze, meeting a train going 50 miles an hour. With a Y-stick in his hand, he delivered urgent paper telegraph messages to the engineer.
When he married Ada Belle Nicholson, she became the support and companion he needed. With the Lord’s help, after they married in 1953, together they conquered challenges of moving twelve times the first three of their 66 years, finding places to live in the desert or snowy mountains, and making a boxcar, a depot, and shacks into homes.
Enjoy the history, the humor, the romance, the suspense, the rewarded faith—a true story.