Like so many of the fine rail
photographers in “The Who's Who,” Monty spent
a lot of years around railroads. He began his career as a telegraph
operator on the
Illinois Central's Springfield Division back in 1943. In 1947, he moved
over to TP&W.
He must have liked it there because he stayed with them until the
And TP&W must have liked him too, because he became a Dispatcher in
After TP&W was acquired by the Santa Fe in 1984, Monty stayed on as
head car clerk until 1989. Lucky for the rest of us, Monty started
slides of the railroad scene, and all of its fascinating changes as far
back as 1954.
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