Date: February 17, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Contact: Jeff Kollath
Phone: (608) 261-0541
Robert Lettenberger, Director of Education, National Railroad Museum
Lecture and discussion
With the United States fighting in two theaters, and preparing for war on both domestic coasts, wartime manufacturers needed the support the American railroad system to transport finished goods and the machinery of war to keep war effort moving forward. This effort required massive machines, like Union Pacific’s 600-ton Big Boy locomotives. Join Mr. Lettenberger as he reveals the story behind these behemoths and how their development is a window in the corporate world of the 1930s and one company’s resolve to support America’s war effort.