David P. Morgan’s Milwaukee, presented by Kevin P. Keefe

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
7:00 p.m. (U.S. Central Time), on Zoom
Registration closes on Monday, December 6 at 4:30 p.m. (CDT)

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In a program centered around the late 1940s through the early 1960s, we take a tour of the Milwaukee area as famed Trains Magazine Editor David P. Morgan might have experienced it, from the early days of his career as a junior staff member to his prime years as editor-in-chief. We’ll start at Morgan’s place of employment — the celebrated Kalmbach building at 1027 N. Seventh Street — and work our way around town, witnessing freight and passenger action on the Milwaukee Road, the North Shore Line, the Chicago & North Western, as well as some operations of the Milwaukee Electric.

The presentation will include images from a number of iconic Milwaukee photographers of the era, including Wallace W. Abbey, Jim Scribbins, and W.A. Akin, Jr., as well as some often bittersweet before-and-after comparisons. It’s easy to see why Morgan, a Southerner by birth, fell in love with the city where he spent most of his life.

 

Kevin Keefe recently retired as vice-president-editorial for Kalmbach Publishing Co. and is a board member of the CRP&A. He served as editor of Trains from 1992 to 2000. As a student at Michigan State, he worked on Pere Marquette steam locomotive no. 1225, and he later authored a book about it.

This event is free.

 

 

 

One of Milwaukee Road’s Fairbanks-Morse switchers works the Beer Line branch beneath the Holton Street bridge. Wallace W. Abbey, The Center for Railroad Photography & Art, Abbey-01-148-10.