Richard Monty, English railway guard, c 1880.

 
Richard Monty, English railway guard, c 1880.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

Oil painting on canvas by an unknown artist. Richard Monty (1842-1931) started work as a telegraph mesenger for the Stockton and Darlington Railway aged 14 in 1856. His wages were tenpence a day (about 4 pence). The S&DR, opened on 27 September 1825, included the first ever purpose-built railway pasenger coach on a steam locomotive called the 'Experiment'. Monty was the last pasenger guard on the S&DR, retiring in 1909 at the age of 89 after 54 years of service. He is portayed here in his red frock coat uniform with his dog.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10282785

© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library

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