|E J Engel entered the railroad service in 1872 with the Chicago Burlington & Quincy railroad
as a switch tender/brakeman in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois.
With the Chicago Burlington & Quincy he also worked at the following locations:
Buda and Mendota, Illinois
In 1875 he was an operator for the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad at these locations:
Genesco, Tiskilwa, Ottawa and Marseilles, Illinois.
In 1878 he was the operator/agent at the C B & Q - C R I & P Junction in Wyanet, Illinois.
Edward and Sarah "Sadie" Engel moved from Wyanet, Illinois to Halstead, Kansas in 1881, with E J
taking a position with the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe railroad. In 1882 they moved to
Emporia, Kansas and in late 1882, arrived in Argentine, Kansas.
E J was the operator for the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe depot in Argentine, Kansas
from 1883 to 1890 and the ticket agent from 1890 until his retirement in 1928.
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