On Thursday, November 11th, the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation hosted a lunch for Elkhorn Public Schools retired teachers. In honor of Veteran’s Day, Commander Russell G. Quimby of Elkhorn Post 211 joined the Retired Teacher’s Lunch to share his story.
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Thank you to all of the amazing educators who joined us for our first annual Retired Teachers’ Lunch, and to all who have served, thank you for your service.
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About the Speaker | Commander Russell G. Quimby:
As the son of a locomotive engineer who had 42 years of service, Commander Russell G. Quimby grew up in a railroad family and became fascinated with trains and the rail industry, particularly safety. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in general engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY in 1974 and spent 5 years as an active-duty Army officer in a variety of assignments followed by 10 years as an Army Reserve railway planning officer. During his military time, he was airborne qualified, earned the coveted Ranger tab, and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his work reorganizing the Army Reserve Railway battalion.
Commander Quimby has held leadership positions at the Burlington Northern Railroad, Rail Sciences Inc., and the National Transportation Safety Board. He was responsible for over 157 adopted NTSB safety recommendations in all facets of rail transportation.
As President of Quimby Consulting LLC, Mr. Quimby is a specialist in railroad equipment, track, operations, and human factors. He provides consultations in legal cases involving railroad and rapid transit accidents and incidents. Through this legal work, he performs expert witness work for lawyers in commercial and personal lawsuits. He reviews testimony and exhibits, visits relevant sites, and writes reports, including facts, analysis, and conclusions.
Mr. Quimby is also the Commander of Elkhorn Post 211, a position he has held since 2018.