ROBERT LARDIN FULTON
Born at Ashland, Ohio, March 6, 1847, of Scotch-Irish ancestry. At an early age he went to work for the Erie Railroad as a telegraph operator and worked his way up to conductor. In 1868 he came west and went to work for the Union Pacific during its final push to Promontory.
Changed to the other side after Promontory and joined the CP-SP until retiring years later. Worked as telegraph operator, station agent, brakeman, conductor and train dispatcher. While he wasn't with the Central Pacific during its early existence, he knew the founders of the company and several friends of Judah and learned from them the following interesting items.