|Joseph Earl Shaw (2006)
Joseph Earl Shaw was born in the Canadian Northern Railway depot at Condie,
Saskatchewan on June 3, 1916. His father was the station agent at the time.
Joseph Shaw grew up railroading and after a few years with the CN as a telegrapher
in Saskatchewan, he was transferred to Edmundston, New Brunswick for the
winter of 1940. He spent the remainder of his railway career in Edmunston.
Railroading was in Earl's blood, first as a station agent, a telegrapher,
a dispatcher, and a chief dispatcher, until his retirement due to bad eyesight
at the level of Trainmaster in 1978.
He was known for his great humanity and great management style which endeared
him to all who have know him. His legacy has outlasted his career, and in
the Maritimes, the name "Earl Shaw" is still known by many in the railway