The Lake City article was fascinating. Please give some credit to Doctor John Schroeder M.D.(Doc John - Cancer Specialist - Madison, Wisconsin) who wrote the President of the Milwaukee Road several times requesting this car on behalf of Camp Webb so many decades ago. On a visit from Scout Camp in OxFord, Wisconsin to Camp Webb in nearby Wautoma, Doc John provided us an opportunity to see and hear how the piece(s)(including the Lake City) were aquired and brought there to a small section of hand-laid track at Camp Webb. According to Doc John, the local sherrif at the time owned a moving company (with a low-boy) and provided the move and free escort from a CNW siding some 5 miles away. Doc was heart-broken when Camp Webb lost preservation interests in their small collection of cars. Doc, a life-long railfan, scouter, and Camp Webb beneficiary has my deepest thanks for initiating the shared process that will ultimately bring the Lake City to IRM. Although today Doc John is in a nursing home in Madison, Wisconsin suffering from alzhiemers - every effort will be made to share Rail & Wire's Lake City story with him. Thanks to everyone for helping Doc John Schroeder fulfill his shared dream of saving this car.
#1 Darren S. McArdle on 2012-02-20 12:04
Thank you Darren, for your comments!Sometimes it takes alot of people to save one piece of equipment. Its amazing the history. I hope you have the opportunity to to visit the Lake City when it arrives this year at Irm. Roger
#2 Anonymous on 2012-02-24 16:52
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