Joe McMillan

French National Railways (SNCF) 141 R-class locomotive no. 1143 in the South of France in 1967. Photo by Joe McMillan.

Joe McMillan was raised in the small south-central Texas community of Yorktown, located on a now-abandoned Southern Pacific branch line. He received a civil engineering degree from Texas Tech University at Lubbock, Texas. Aside from a military obligation with the Army Corps of Engineers, he spent his entire career with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, working his way up from draftsman to assistant director of safety and rules. Following his retirement in 1995, Joe moved his family to Arvada, Colorado, where he stays busy traveling and publishing railroad calendars and books through McMillan Publications.