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In this video interview Richard Spain describes his upbringing in Oklahoma, his apprenticeship as a depot agent, and his experience working for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway as a telegraph operator. He primarily discusses the time period 1950-1985 as railroad communication moves from the telegraph to the telephone and teletype and into computer controlled systems. This is one interview from the Echoes From The Steel Rails series produced by Railroad Memories Video Productions of Topeka, Kansas.

Creator: Railroad Memories Video Productions
Date: 2019

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Item Number: 472213
Call Number: Digital file. Donor, 2020-007
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 472213

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