The following data is extracted from Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire History.
Edward Pittsinger was born in West Hampton, Mass., November 29, 1821. In 1846 he went as brakeman on the Connecticut River railroad, where he continued one year, then became conductor from Springfield to Holyoke. In 1851, when the Ashuelot railroad was opened, he became conductor on that road, in which position he has since continued.
Source: Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire History