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Jones, Boomer. Boomer Jones was created by James Earp and appeared in over one hundred stories in Railroad Man’s Magazine, Railroad Stories, and Railroad Magazine from 1917 to 1952, beginning with “Tales by Jones the Boomer” (Railroad Man’s Magazine, Feb. 1917).

Boomer Jones is a Tall Tale Teller. Jones is a veteran of the railways and has seen and done everything having to do with trains. Although his primary job is conductor he has been a brakeman, a coalman, a ghost-breaker, and just about everything in-between–at least, according to Jones, he has.

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