Bryant Schmude, PA
BRYANT SCHMUDE is best known as "MR CONDUCTOR" on the historic electric railway system in SW Pennsylvania/USA. He is a published author of numerous articles as well as the creator of the popular Birthday Trolley operation at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Railway operating in Washington County, PA. Schmude's colorful interaction with the public along with his skillful playing of his tiny Prussian Banjo has made his efforts a joy in which to partake.
He was born in Brooklyn, NY however grew up--from the age of 2--in Dooker's Hollow-North Braddock located east of Pittsburgh, PA in the shadows of the once mighty J.Edger Thomson Steel Mill.
The photo shows MR CONDUCTOR with some delighted passengers aboard a 1947 electric trolley car which Schmude was operating for a special birthday run. (Names of passengers not given.) ... show more