Fred Gurley

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Fred G. Gurley
Born 1889
Died July 4, 1976(1976-07-04)
Occupation President of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway 1944-1957

Fred G. Gurley (1889 – July 4, 1976) was president and executive committee chairman of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

Gurley began his railroad career in 1906 on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, where he worked his way up to become an assistant vice president. In 1939 he transferred to the Santa Fe as a vice president; he was elected president and executive committee chairman of the Santa Fe in 1944. Gurley retired in 1959, but stayed on as a director until 1964. At that time, he was named an honorary director for life by the railroad.

Legacy[edit]

  • Engine No. 3 of the Disneyland Railroad is named "Fred Gurley", it began service there on March 28, 1958.

References[edit]

  • "Short and Significant: Santa Fe's Fred Gurley dies at 87". Railway Age 177 (13): p 8. July 26, 1976. 
Preceded by
Edward Engel
President of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
1944 – 1957
Succeeded by
Ernest S. Marsh