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Harvey House to present railroad history program March 28

BNSF Conductor Mandy Lockaby will present two free programs on Women in Railroad History on Tuesday (March 28).

Presentations will take place at 1 and 6 p.m. at the Harvey House, 400 Railroad Ave.  Complimentary snacks will be served.

Tours of the Harvey House will be conducted 30 minutes prior to each presentation.

Lockaby’s program focuses on the historic role women have played in the railroad industry.

Attendees will also learn what it takes to be a freight conductor for one of the nation’s largest railroads and about the importance of the railroad on the Texas and American economy.

Lockaby, Slaton’s only female freight conductor, will discuss women’s roles in railroad.

As the first and only husband and wife engineer and conductor out of Slaton, she also will add their personal story about working together.

The presentation will also show railroad items, photographs, and historical information on display at the historic 1912 Slaton Harvey House.

Lockaby has been a Burlington Northern Santa Fe certified conductor since September 2013, and has an Associate of Arts degree in Business Fundamentals.

She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Slaton Railroad Heritage Association.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to call 806-828-5900 to reserve their seat.

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