Archive | May 2004

Riverwest: A Railroad Ran Through It

by Carl Swanson Six decades ago in Riverwest, a kindergarten boy stood at the edge of the Fratney Street School playground and watched a steam locomotive struggle past with a seemingly endless train of railroad cars. “Those engines would shake the school,” Jim Albrecht said. “The smoke and steam would be so thick that I’d […]

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May 14-16 PROJECT Q: Young Womyns Empowerment Conference. THRU May 28 Hotcakes Gallery: Sweet Home Chicago. THRU JUNE 6 MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM: Slipware Traditions. 1 SATURDAY ANODYNE COFFEE: Open Mic. 7-10 PM. Saturdays. BREMEN CAFE: Sawdust Symphony. $5. CIRCLE A: Psychephonic Psaturday w/ Krautzeit! THE COFFEEHOUSE: Waking Maggie. $4. 8 PM. GREAT LAKE ZEN […]

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Faces of Railroading

review by Vince Bushell One of my first memories is swinging from an old tree while a steam locomotive chugged past, pulling its load of boxcars on the rail embankment behind my home in Racine. Later an engineer on a diesel switching locomotive would wave to me as I walked home from Kindergarten…

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