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More PrintJuly 20, 2018 to August 19, 2018 All DayMore DatesJuly 20, 2018July 21, 2018July 22, 2018July 23, 2018July 24, 2018July 25, 2018July 26, 2018July 27, 2018July 28, 2018 Grohmann Musuem1000 N. Broadway Wally Abbey’s voice is essential in telling the story of American railroading in the latter half of the 20th century. As a […]

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July 20, 2018 to August 19, 2018 All Day

More Dates

  • July 20, 2018
  • July 21, 2018
  • July 22, 2018
  • July 23, 2018
  • July 24, 2018
  • July 25, 2018
  • July 26, 2018
  • July 27, 2018
  • July 28, 2018

Grohmann Musuem

1000 N. Broadway

Wally Abbey’s voice is essential in telling the story of American railroading in the latter half of the 20th century. As a journalist, author, historian and railroad industry communications executive, he helped a wide variety of constituency groups understand and appreciate what was omnipresent in the nation’s life: a world of locomotives, passenger trains, big-city terminals, small-town depots, along with the hundreds of thousands of people who called themselves railroaders. His command of the subject had roots in his early years as an apprentice railroader and a young reporter, experiences that would inform all his later work in magazines, books and corporate communications.

The Center for Railroad Photography & Art (railphoto-art.org) and the Grohmann Museum at Milwaukee School of Engineering (grohmannmuseum.org) have collaborated to present this exhibition, which features more than 40 outstanding photographs from the Center’s Abbey Collection. It is presented in conjunction with the release of the new book: Wallace Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography by Kevin Keefe and Scott Lothes.

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