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.
February 2 - Al Baker's midwest railroading in 1989 and 2001
February 2018 marks my return to the Wisconsin Chapter presentation roster. I lived in Danbury, Connecticut 2005-2016 and last presented to the Chapter prior to 2005. For February, I’ll use a program I presented at the Danbury Railway Museum (they hold weekly slide shows) about midwest railroading in the years 1989 and 2001, focusing primarily on the Milwaukee and Wisconsin areas.
I have been shooting slides with my brother, Bob, since the early 1970’s. I converted to digital photography in 2007. I look forward to sharing this work with the Wisconsin Chapter at future meetings.
March 2 - Info to come.
April 6 - Rob McGonigal presents Reading in the 1970s and more
Rob McGonigal, editor of Kalmbach’s Classic Trains magazine, has lived in Milwaukee since the early 1980s, but he grew up in suburban Philadelphia. His local station was Elkins Park, on the Reading Company’s main line 10 miles north of the city, used primarily by electric M.U. commuter trains. Rob often rode his bike to the station after school in the early 1970s, sometimes taking photos with his mom’s Instamatic camera.