After fifty years, we've heard it all. From the horrors of war to the struggle for civil rights, Mississippians have shared their stories with us. The writers, the soldiers, the activists, the musicians, the politicians, the comedians, the teachers, the farmers, the sharecroppers, the survivors, the winners, the losers, the haves, and the have-nots. They've all entrusted us with their memories, by the thousands. You like stories? We've got stories. After fifty years, we've heard it all.
Woodrow Addison worked for the Illinois Central Railroad shop in McComb for 38 years.He worked first as a brakeman and then, a conductor.Addison contrasts the duties of the two jobs. He also discusses the advantages of diesel over steam power.