Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dangerous Bob Widin

Say hello to Caltrain Conductor Dangerous Bob Widin.

'Dangerous' Bob Widin


Mr. Widin is a super positive guy. Widin was a set property master and got the nickname from Steven Spielburg during his work on "Back To the Future." He's writing a book on his Hollywood fun -- he even has a publisher and editor -- and he's always a great storyteller.

5 comments:

velocycling said...

One of the good guys. The world needs a few more

Daniel said...

There are 2 classes of Caltrain conductor - those that like bikes and those that don't. Bob's one of the bike-friendly conductors. I'm used to seeing him keep his hair in his hat until the train leaves Blossom Hill, entering Zone 6, where he takes off the hat and lets his hair down.

Also, reminds me of a bike friendly conductor Jan (male) from the years when you could buy your ticket on the train.

jonz said...

Dangerous Bob is something of a legend. Easily the best caltrain conductor, he enforces the rules that matter and understands you can get better results with a friendly word than belligerence. He's quick to tell you tall tales on the train and never allows a scofflaw in his cars!

When you've taught Scarface how to fire an uzi, you've earned the right to let your hair down.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bobby this is the Hurley's from Iowa. How was the bike ride home to California. We are going to try to come out there in Feburary next year. You and your daughter should come. Your a great guy and i know your daughter is as great as you.

Tim Hurley from Iowa

Anonymous said...

We know conductor Bob is one of the good guys, have known that for years, he's part of our Hurley Family for sure. One of these days we have to take a ride on your train, it would be a blast. Great reading all the nice notes, even nephew Tim Hurley. See ya at the Academy Awards, our place, 2012. Later little brother!!!! Bernie