Rev Q - 11/16/2013 Added links to my Crouch Line page. Rev R -

Brad Bradfield, PE (Retired)


Welcome to my web page!
NEW: Please visit my Crouch Line Railroad page and contact me if you have any information or pictures.
I am an electrical engineer and a Registered Professional Engineer (Retired) in the State of Texas. After getting out of the U.S. Navy, I went back to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on the GI Bill, and graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BS/EE). After graduation, I moved to Texas to work for Texas Instruments (TI) in their defense division, and was still working for them when TI sold us to Raytheon in 1997. After a little over two years with Raytheon, they chose to close our Lewisville, TX plant, where I'd worked almost exclusively since 1980, and moved all the programs to their Tucson, AZ plant. Because Tucson was not an option that I was interested in, I chose to leave Raytheon/TI after 19-1/2 years combined, and went to work as a test staff engineer for SpectraPoint Wireless LLC in Richardson, TX. Unfortunately, SpectraPoint went out of business when I'd only been there about eight months. From there I went to Motorola as a senior test engineer in their cellular base station factory in Fort Worth, Texas, but was laid off on 1 November 2002 along with 39,400 other unfortunate Motorola employees, more than any other company in the entire US in 2001!! After 11-1/2 months out of work, I went to work for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth, TX as a systems engineer on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter where I stayed until 1 January 2012 when I retired. My wife and I had often discussed eventually moving back to South Dakota, so we sold our house in Fort Worth, bought a house in Rapid City, and moved in March 2012.
Among my hobbies and interests are:
  • Amateur Radio
  • U.S. Navy
  • Astronomy
  • Bicycling
  • Motorcycling
  • Telegraph Keys
  • Home Machine Shop
  • Slide Rules
  • Rapid City, Black Hills & Western Railroad - "The Crouch Line"

  • SEND E-MAIL TO BRAD: [email protected]

    Page updated 11/16/2013