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Corsale, Eugene J. “Gene”. 1999. “An Oral Narrative Recorded By Leona Casey Signor.” West Side Oral Narrative Project: Transcribing Discourse And Diversity In Saratoga Springs, New York, Annotated Transcript No. 3, March 16, 2021, Skidmore College Mar 2021

Corsale, Eugene J. “Gene”. 1999. “An Oral Narrative Recorded By Leona Casey Signor.” West Side Oral Narrative Project: Transcribing Discourse And Diversity In Saratoga Springs, New York, Annotated Transcript No. 3, March 16, 2021, Skidmore College

Transcribing Discourse and Diversity in Saratoga Springs, New York

Eugene J. “Gene” Corsale (1928-2014) grew up in an Italian-American “railroad family” rooted on the West Side of Saratoga Springs. Like other family members, Gene spent his early years working on upstate New York railroads, except for the period he served in the US Navy during the Korean War. Gene’s stories reveal the grandeur and admiration of locomotive technology, along with dangers that resulted in deadly crashes and scarred communities. Gene recounts the heyday and decline of the railroads, railroad work as a teenager on the home front during World War II, and the importance of the railroad for transporting …