Clyde W. “C.W.” Phillips, a Vietnam War veteran who later became a seasoned Amtrak locomotive engineer, died Sept. 30 from a heart attack at his home in Selbyville, Del. The former Catonsville resident was 67.
“Clyde had a flawless career and never had a rule violation or a personal injury. He was a model employee who was known and respected for getting his trains over the road without any problems, and ran them safely and on time, no matter what the circumstances,” said Steve Strachan, a retired former Amtrak vice president and chief transportation officer.
He added: “He was knowledgeable, affable and reliable.”
“We’ve had a friendship for 40 years, and Clyde was the...