Author Topic: Boston Globe: "A lifetime of working on the Edaville railroad"  (Read 135 times)

Bill Reidy

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Boston Globe: "A lifetime of working on the Edaville railroad"
« on: January 10, 2018, 11:20:16 PM »
A very nice article in today's Boston Globe about Edaville's Brenda Johnson:

"CARVER — She was a local kid, just 14 years old and still too young to drive, but she found her way to the local landmark — where a narrow-gauge train famously puffed its way around acres of vast cranberry bogs — and filled out an application.

"The next day, the phone rang. There was an opening for a popcorn girl. In 1974, the job paid $1.60 an hour, which sounded like a fortune to young Brenda Johnson.

"“I’ll take it,’’ she said.

"It was her ticket to a life on the railroad, a job that has propelled Johnson to the top job at Edaville Family Theme Park — a career whose twin mileposts have been enduring nostalgic pleasure and chronic financial peril..."


https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/01/10/lifetime-working-edaville-railroad/mpo0h49XI1oNnxv4JJWxcN/story.html

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Re: Boston Globe: "A lifetime of working on the Edaville railroad"
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 06:54:51 PM »
Very nice article Bill. Thanks for sharing. It takes a lot of love on this lady's part to try to preserve the trains and the park. Good for her.
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