Wisconsin Chapter meetings are held on the first Friday of every month (except May, July & August), at 7:30 p.m., at the North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N. Santa Monica Boulevard in Fox Point, Wisconsin. Click here for a Bing map and directions.
Friday, June 7, 2019 - Over the years, dozens of accomplished railroad photographers have presented Wisconsin Chapter programs. For our June meeting, we're going to expand our horizons a bit and welcome transportation photographer Lou Gerard. He says "the problem is, I like everything!" - including railroads (and rapid transit), lake boats, and commercial and military aviation.
Lou's favorite railroads were Soo Line and Chicago South Shore & South Bend, and they'll figure prominently in his program, along with other railroads, local and not-so-local. "Traction is a very large interest of mine, from streetcars to GG1s," so expect to see plenty of electric railroading, too.
In addition to trains, Lou's been photographing Great Lakes freighters for over 45 years, "especially ships like St. Marys Challenger, which I was fortunate to have made 9 trips on."
All this adds up to a lively and interesting presentation, our last before the summer break. Join us!
Soo 2203-A at Wheatland, Wisconsin, on train 943, June 1978.
South Shore 801 and 803 at Burnham Yard, March 1976.
St. Marys Challenger at Milwaukee, July 12, 2012.
Photos by Lou Gerard.
Friday, September 6, 2019 - Our annual Members' Favorite Slide Night.