Skip to comments.Pittsburgh man at helm in London(Head of London Underground is from da'burgh!)
Posted on 07/08/2005 5:42:54 AM PDT by pittsburgh gop guy
Gazing at scenes of carnage on his television screen yesterday morning, Brother Gerald Molyneaux said his first chill of fear was for his friend and former student, Tim O'Toole.
Molyneaux knew that O'Toole, a Pittsburgh native who now heads London's Underground subway, rides his system's trains to work each day. "I was scared, really scared,'' he said.
But after a relative alerted him that O'Toole had appeared unharmed in news reports from London, Molyneaux said the relief that swept through him was not just for O'Toole, but for millions of Londoners who rely on the sprawling transportation system he runs.
"He is the right man with a great background to bring to a crisis,'' said Molyneaux, who heads the communications department at LaSalle University in Philadelphia.
"He's a very level-headed guy, not one to go into a panic situation,'' he said. "If smarts can carry the day, Tim is ready.''
As managing director of London Underground Ltd. for two years, Timothy T. O'Toole was among the first officials to be sought out after yesterday's deadly explosions. He appeared at a morning news conference carried on American television, where some Pittsburgh viewers recognized him as a former Conrail executive and graduate of Central Catholic High School and the University of Pittsburgh Law School.
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I saw him on TV yesterday a.m., and he immediately caught my attention. First of all, he was the only one who spoke English without an accent (not like those guys standing next to him). Secondly, he sounded smart. Thirdly, he was nice to look at.
I was impressed enough to immediately do a Google on him. I thought he might be Canadian although he didnt speak with a Canadian accent. I was pleasantly surprised to read he was one of our own.
Thanks for the post. Didn't realize the connection.
Hey! No ping? I knew Brother Gerry.
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