Woody Sutton

 

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in May of 1969, Woody joined the Penn Central as a Management Trainee. His first assignment was assistant trainmaster at Morrisville, PA which, at that time, was a small hump yard supporting US Steel’s now closed Fairless Works, as well as all of the industries north of Philadelphia and Camden to Trenton on both sides of the Delaware River. It didn’t last long as the PC declared bankruptcy in June of 1970 and by that November the job was abolished.


His first Missouri Pacific assignment was on the former Chicago & Eastern Illinois at Yard Center as night assistant trainmaster.


After about a year at Yard Center, he was moved to Chicago Heights as the sole night management supervisor for both 26th Street Yard and the CHTT which included the Ford Stamping Plant jobs. After that came assistant trainmaster at Sherman, TX followed by trainmaster at Memphis, TN.


He later was an Operations Control manager working for Newell Derryberry, Assistant General Manager-Transportation in St. Louis followed by assistant director of Car Management in St. Louis. It was then back to Memphis as assistant superintendent. In 1978 he became superintendent of the Illinois Division at Chester, working for Chuck Dettmann, Vice-President-Staff.


He was still in the superintendent position when the UP merger was announced. This was his last field position. Afterward, he held a multitude of staff positions for the merged company in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Omaha until the end of his operating department career.

 

Woody Sutton March 1981 Web

This is our meeting and guest facility for 2018

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Drury Inn & Suites Austin North

6711 I-35 NORTH   
AUSTIN, TX 78752
Telephone:  (512) 467-9500
 

Welcome Missouri Pacific Historical Society

Thank you for allowing Drury Inn & Suites Austin North to be a part of your next great event!  We are looking forward to seeing you soon and we are ready to uphold our reputation for great service & value.  Rooms have been held for your group and to make reservations, please click on the link below.

https://www.druryhotels.com/bookandstay/newreservation/?groupno=2323151

At Drury Hotels, we know you have enough to worry about when traveling. In addition to the great rate, our generous amenities will brighten your group’s day and make your journey easier.

 

FREE  Hot  Breakfast – At Drury, “hot” means Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage and more.

FREE 5:30 Kickback® - Enjoy a variety of free snacks — like salads, soups and more — and cold beverages, including a variety of beer, wine or mixed cocktails, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

FREE  Free Long Distance - One hour every room every night.         

FREE  Wifi Throughout the Hotel.

FREE  Soda and Popcorn – From 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm every night in the lobby.

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                   Plus much more!!

Please make your reservations by Sunday, September 2, 2018 to receive your group rate.  Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability. This rate is available one day before and one day after the actual convention dates in order to accomodate your travel schedule.

Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to your group number 2323151.

 

ROOM RATES

Hotel room rates quoted below are per room, per night, and subject to prevailing city, county, and state taxes:

                 
 
Room Single Rate Double Rate Triple Rate Quad Rate
Non-smoking 1 King Bed Deluxe 159.99 159.99 159.99 159.99
Non-smoking 2 Queen Beds Deluxe 159.99 159.99 159.99 159.99
 

This is our meeting and guest facility for 2017

Drury Inn
Drury Inn & Suites Mt. Vernon
145 North 44th Street
Mt Vernon, IL 62864
Telephone: (618) 246-5201

 

The MPHS special convention guest room rate is $99.99 plus tax for single King and $104.99 plus tax for double Queen. Members are encouraged to take advantage of this discounted rate on or before Tuesday, September 5, 2017. We have a block of 60 rooms. Remember, using the convention facility for your stay helps the Society save money​ on the cost of meeting rooms.

Message from the hotel staff:

Thank you for allowing Drury Inn & Suites Mt. Vernon to be a part of your next great event! We are looking forward to seeing you soon and we are ready to uphold our reputation for great service & value.

Rooms have been held for your group and to make reservations, please click on the link below. https://www.druryhotels.com/Reservations.aspx?groupno=2292468

As you might have heard, The Extra’s Aren’t Extra at Drury Hotels! In addition to the great rate, here are some of the amenities your group will enjoy:

  • FREE HOT QUIKSTART ® Breakfast – At Drury, “hot” means Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage and more.
  • FREE 5:30 Kickback® - Enjoy a variety of free snacks — like salads, soups and more — and cold beverages from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • FREE Long Distance - One hour every room every night. FREE Wireless Internet Access – High speed Internet in all rooms and the lobby.
  • FREE Soda and Popcorn – From 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm every night in the lobby. Plus much more!!
Please make your reservations by Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to receive your group rate. Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to your group number - 229468.

The cost for registration is now $40 for the basic four day event. A single day registration for Friday or Saturday is $20.00. To make your registration and pay online, visit our Company Store Convention PageIf you want to pay for your registration by check or money order, print out the Convention Flyer, complete the form and mail payment to:


Missouri Pacific Historical Society
16318 Valley Street
Omaha NE 68130

 

There are some activities that require extra payment. They include the Saturday evening banquet and keynote speaker, as well as the Salem yard tour on Sunday morning. Early registration is required for both of these events. Don't miss out. Get signed up, today.

Swap Table

The 2017 annual swap meet will feature MoPac and C&EI and subsidiary lines memorabilia and models. The event is open to all attendees that are registered for Saturday. The general public will be welcome, also. An admission fee will be charged at the door for those that are not registered. Both the MPHS and C&EIHS Company Stores will be present. Members and commercial vendors are welcome to participate as sellers. Please keep in mind that MoPac and C&EI themed items will be more popular with the attendees. Tables are $10 each for MPHS and C&EIHS members and $15 for non-members. Click Here to reserve and pay for your table through the Company Store. Table space is limited. Tables will be reserved on a first come-first serve basis. If we book all tables early, those that missed out will be notified in advance and their money refunded. Commercial vendors desiring tables should contact the convention director for details at this email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .