This photo and short article about GB&W's Norwood shop crew
appeared in the Green Bay Press-Gazette in 1976.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette
ran an article called "100 Years of Progress" in every Sunday's
edition. Sponsored by Kellogg Bank, it featured a different photo from
Green Bay's past and a short article to go with it. This particular one
appeared in 1976, although I don't know the exact date.
Those are some interesting tools that they have on display. Can anyone
identify them - email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you can!
Here's the text from the article:
A major reason for the economic growth of this community was the early
arrival of the railroads. This mode of transportation coupled with the
already existing excellent water port assured the area that with reasonable effort
central wholesale distribution would always be fundamental to the
economy. Although north-south transfer was assured, the east-west
direction of movement was not until the Green Bay and Western Railroad was
established. Even today the problem of east-west transfer is something
that the community must watch with continual awareness. Just five years
ago a total highway program was launched which finally brought a cohesive plan
to the area, and today efforts must be constant to maintain the east-west
transfer. Strong, determined hardworking men maintained our economic
progress through the years. Above you see the Green Bay and Western
Railroad Shop crew of 1915. In the second row sitting second from the
right is 16 year old Richard Grzybowski, who fibbed about his age by adding a
year, to begin work at a dime per hour. It was men like these who kept
our community working and growing, setting the basis for growth yet to
come. Working always in this vital enterprise is Kellogg Bank, planning
for the years yet to come by working harder today.