The first of three volumes of THE MILWAUKEE ROAD STEAM ERA IN WISCONSIN was published in November 2012 (The Main Line). Research for the second volume, Secondary and Branch Lines, is underway. The Roy Campbell Collection has more one-of-a-kind views of this railroad than any other and work continues on trying to narrow down the selection. Volume 3, with no release date yet decided, will focus on Milwaukee.
Nope, the book has not yet been published, but we continue to work on it – really! Though originally planned for mid 2012, our real lives interfered (MPA is a part-time labor of love, with a couple of us still working full-time jobs elsewhere) so we’ve pushed back the publishing date rather than try to rush it through. Photos have been selected and scanned; the background research is nearly done and captions are being written. Work continues and we’ll provide more information when available. For boat fans, the Roy Campbell Collection includes a much smaller selection of steam boat photos (ferries, tug boats, cargo ships, etc.), primarily from the Great Lakes states. Because this is a departure in topics, we’ve brought in the assistance of a seasoned boat enthusiast who is doing the painstaking research. Stay tuned!