• GENERAL PASSENGER AGENTS - (GPA)

  • Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.
Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

  by nyandw
 
Here's what I have thus far: Any corrections/additions are welcomed! :-)

- Howard Mapes Smith (1848 - 1919+?) was appointed LIRR Traffic Manager 4/2/1888 and later to GPA on 4/12/1901
- P.H. Woodward (tickets printed in the 1920's)
- A.H. Shaw became GPA on 7/1/29
- C.G. Pennington was appointed 9/15/43
- E.R. Comer was appointed 10/16/43 - 1946
- Homes Bannard served 7/1/46 - 12/1/48
- J.F. Finnegan was appointed GPA 12/1/48
- W.P. Eckfeldt
- H.A. Weiss appointed Traffic Manager 12/1/48 (can’t figure out the date overlap with Finnegan and Edfeldt)
- H.A. Weiss made Passenger Traffic Manager on 3/11/53
- Harold M. Throop - appointed GPA mid-1960’s-1971 retirement; died 4/12/2016.

General Passenger Agent (GPA) details are difficult to find documented. A great deal of the research came from PRR histories, so there may be date errors, as many of these men held the same position with both the PRR and the LIRR. Research: Brad Phillips