|MADISON, WI, November 8, 2013 Ben Meighan, WSOR Superintendent of Maintenance of Way, was recently recognized by the Wisconsin River Rail Transit Commission (WRRTC). The commission was formed in 1982 to help save several secondary lines of the former Milwaukee Road in southern Wisconsin. WRRTC is comprised of representatives from Crawford, Dane, Grant, Iowa, Rock, Sauk, Walworth, and Waukesha counties.
Ben's recognition was presented in the form of a formal resolution that stated in part: “[WRRTC] testifies to and recognizes the contributions of Ben Meighan to the goals of the WRRTC and to the preservation of railroad service in southern Wisconsin; and...does hereby extend our heartiest thanks, our heartfelt gratitude, and our very best wishes to our friend, Ben Meighan....”
Meighan is scheduled to retire in February 2014 after over thirty years of service at Wisconsin & Southern Railroad. He first hired on in 1980 during WSOR’s first year based out of Horicon, Wisconsin.
Ben Meighan is seen here with Allan Sweeney, Vice Chairman of WRRTC (left) and Karl Nilson, Chairman of WRRTC (right). WSOR photo.