Green Bay & Western Steam Era, The Thomas Burg Locomotive photos Roy Campbell
Green Bay & Western Steam Era, The Thomas Burg Locomotive photos Roy Campbell
Green Bay & Western Steam Era, The Thomas Burg Locomotive photos Roy Campbell
Green Bay & Western Steam Era, The Thomas Burg Locomotive photos Roy Campbell
Green Bay & Western Steam Era, The Thomas Burg Locomotive photos Roy Campbell

Green Bay & Western Steam Era, The Thomas Burg Locomotive photos Roy Campbell

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Green Bay & Western Steam Era, The Thomas Burg Locomotive photos Roy Campbell
 
The Green Bay and Western Steam Era by Thomas Burg Locomotive photos from the Roy Campbell collection.   Soft Cover Copyright 2006  NOTE ON INSIDE cover says cover error  Library review copy  Signed 183 pages
In sidebar articles in 1947 Trains and The Model Railroader magazines, Kalmbach Publishing Company introduced Roy Campbell to its readers. Publisher Al Kalmbach hired longtime friend Campbell as the company's sales manager and goodwill ambassador following a chance meeting on a Chicago to Milwaukee train. The job was a hobbyist's dream - Campbell traveled the country (by train, of course), calling on railroad officials for Trains, on hobby shops and manufacturers for The Model Railroader, and on advertising agencies for both. He reported the results back to the magazines' editors and staffs.
Roy Campbell's background made him ideally suited for the position. Born in Houghton, Michigan, Campbell entered the insurance business at age 23 and worked his way up to the presidency of The Wisconsin Accident and Health Insurance Company. After the firm was sold, he successfully applied his interpersonal skills to the real estate business. He was looking for a new business venture at the time of his encounter with Kalmbach.
More importantly, Campbell was a railroad hobbyist himself. He was vice-president of the Railroad Society of Milwaukee and an avid railroad photographer. His artistic photographs won awards at Milwaukee's Layton Art Gallery and were published in The Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel. In addition to his own photography, he purchased from and traded with many other railroad photographers, amassing one of the largest and finest private collections in the Midwest.
Mr. Campbell died in 1965 and his collection lay dormant and largely forgotten for a quarter century. His grandson, David Campbell, requested assistance from friend and railroad author Tom Burg in finding recognition for his grandfather's collection Merrill Publishing Associates (MPA) has to date published six photo CDs and five photo books from the collection; The Green Bay & western team Era is the sixth book. The contents of this book were originally produced as a photo CD and have been reformatted here in book form. In addition, MPA has to date produced five (of a planned series of ten) books on Milwaukee Road Steam Locomotives for the Milwaukee Road Historical Association (MRHA).
Thomas E. Burg received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1966 from Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio, and a Master of Science degree from the University of Idaho. He pursued a career as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, retiring in 1999. Always a railfan and historian, Burg's initial retirement project was the authorship of WHITE PINE ROUTE, The History of the Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway Company, published by the Museum of North Idaho in 2003. Since first encountering the Roy Campbell Collection he has sought to fulfill David Campbell's objective.

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