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GROWING UP ON THE RAILWAY

The Story of Marjorie Hughes

By Jo Anne Grammond

To Marjorie Hughes, there's nothing unusual about waking up every morning in a different city. Not a thing different about being schooled by her mother - who could barely read and write English - because the family never stayed in one place more than a month. And it certainly didn't seem odd to call a passenger car home.

Living on the railway was the only life Marjorie had ever known - she was even born on a train, on January 17, 1923 somewhere between Denver and Salt Lake City.