John Kelly

John  Kelly

John Kelly grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where his father's best friend, a Chicago & NorthWestern engineer, would occasionally give him and his brother nocturnal cab rides on C&NW freight trains from Altoona to Elroy, Wisconsin. He used to love seeing the C&NW, Milwaukee Road, and Soo Line trains pass through his hometown when he was a kid. John has published articles for Trains magazine,, and Vintage Railways, and authored a number of publications about streamlined passenger trains, including Streamliners to the Twin Cities, Interurban Trains to Chicago, and Chicago Stations & Trains, among others. John and Don Heimburger co-authored Trains to Victory: America's Railroads in World War Two in 2009. John's interest in Midwestern cities with passenger train service continues with Railroads of Milwaukee.

Photo expeditions to the Milwaukee Shops--one of the largest rail car complexes in the United States in 1922--and diesel service facilities in the late 1970s are Read More chevron_right