Leo M. Riley was a railroader . . .

 © Photographed March 8, 2015
Erected by National Railroad Museum
Ashwaubenon, Brown County, Wisconsin
Leo M. Riley was a railroader his entire working life, whose career spanned the glory years of railroading, immediately after World War I until 1967. He began as a yard clerk in Indianapolis, Indiana, on the Big Four Division (Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago and St. Louis) of the New York Central Railroad, and held operating jobs at every level in many cities -- successively,  yard master, assistant trainmaster, trainmaster, assistant superintendent, superintendent and general manager. He ended his career as Superintendent of Transportation for overall operations of the New York Central, with offices above Grand Central Terminal. His rolling office was a private car which he used to travel the railroad from Albany to Chicago and St. Louis, sometimes attached to the well-known trains such as the Commodore Vanderbuilt [sic] and the 20th Century Limited.
The marker is placed in an open field on eastbound Cormier Road, just west of its T-intersection with South Broadway and the entrance to the National Railroad Museum, in the 500 block of Cormier Road, Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin 53404.

National Railroad Museum

With South Broadway Street in the distance.

With the National Railroad Museum in the distance.

View of the entrance to the National Railroad Museum
from the marker location.

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