on Tue Sep 25 15:01:56 2007, in response to Re: The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Take Three, posted by trains61 on Mon Sep 24 19:41:18 2007.
The NYCTA never had any such title as "station master." There was a trainmaster who had charge of a specific zone within each division and a "desk trainmaster" who worked in the command center and was over the entire division including, zone trainmasters, console disoatchers, train dispatechers and other supervisors as well as all operating RTO personnel during his tour of duty. During the Kiley/Gunn reorganization of the 1980s, trainmasters were eliminated and replaced by an additiona layer of management known as "line Superintendents," "Command Center Superintendents," and various "Deputy Superintendents." Are you sure your uncle was not a trainmaster rather than station master or if he was in the Station Dept, was he a "station supervisor?" If you can provide his name, it might help since, that was during the time I was directly involved with the road both as a schedule maker and trainmaster and if he were a trainmaster I would have known him.