Dave WylieMaster of Trains Western and Atlantic Railroad
Dave Wylie joined the Western and Atlantic Railroad in September 1865 as a brakeman. He was promoted to baggagemaster, freight conductor, passenger conductor and yardmaster.
After a company started leasing the railroad in 1870, Wylie’s title changed to the master of trains. He resigned from the railroad in about February 1891 and went into the livery business. He was later elected commissioner of Atlanta’s public works.