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Lavell, Blair

Lavell, Blair

Lavell, Blair

Date: Friday, February 08, 2002

Interview 164a : In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, Texas State Railroad Maintenance Superintendent Blair Lavell reminisces about his years working for the railroad. A veteran of tourist railroads in other areas of the state, Mr. Lavell came to the TSR in the mid-1970's. He describes the engines, the tracks, and the bridges, the struggles to get the railroad started and to maintain it. Mr. Lavell recalls the politics involved in working with a state organization and he also describes working on movies that have used the TSR tracks and engines.