Organized December 9, 1924
Photos by Various Contributors
Submitted by VET’s member Robert F. Schramm
Robert left the CNW in 1994 to work on the SP as a train
dispatcher in Denver, CO. This is a pitcure of Robert at
Deval Tower on his last day on the CNW, 11/26/1994.
Robert retired from the UP in 2006.
Submitted by VET’s member
Frank J. Nobile
Photo of Wiscona late 40’s or early
50’s. Looking west from N. Teutonia
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George J. "Stormy" Kromer
Aug. 25, 1876
Nov. 20, 1970
George was born August 25, 1876 in Kaukauna and
had resided in the Kaukauna area for the past 10
years. He was a railroad engineer for the Chicago
Northwestern Railroad for over 50 years, he
developed the Stormy Kromer Washable Kleen Cloth
Cap, which he manufactured for many years, and was
associated with Fox Valley Baseball for over 50
years as a player, manager or owner.
Family links: Parents: Ottilie Wilhelmine Korth Kromer (1855 - 1882)
Spouse: Ida C. Kromer (1877 - 1960)
Chicago Division Engineer Dave Peters
and his Fireman Gerald (Jerry) Cramer
working job03, yard 9 at Proviso. I
think it was around 1983.
Submitted by VET’s member Jerry Cramer
Engineer’s Dave Peters and Jerry
Cramer on the picket line at Proviso
Yard 9. I cant remember what year.
Sometime in the early 1980’s.
December 13, 1983 at Proviso Yard 9. Industry
job 03 - Carrol (Chincy) Jennings/ brakeman,
Dave Peters/engineer, John Pechnick/conductor
and Gerald (Jerry) Cramer/Fireman.