Susie Gaglia

About the Author

Growing up near active railroads, Susie Gaglia heard at an early age the captivating call of the lonesome whistle and sounds of trains through day and night. As she grew into adulthood, events in her life evolved so that she had direct contact with railroad operating personnel, and in time, she joined their ranks. Soon she became a qualified engineer and pulled countless freight and passenger trains during her fifteen-year railroad career.

When no longer a railroad employee, she continued drawn trackside by the call of a locomotive whistle, the sound of flanged wheels clattering over steel rails, or the pounding of a mighty locomotive working a grade.

A resident of Athol, Massachusetts, Susie works with night security at The Loomis Communities, Applewood at Amherst Retirement campus in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Railroads remain forever in Susie’s blood. She has memories of her days in the righthand seat of a locomotive cab. Susie especially treasures having ridden the rails as part of America’s rich railroad history.