Stan Mailer, author of the seminal book "The Green Bay and Western: From
Moguls to Alcos" (Hundman Publishing, 1989), passed away in Dallas Texas on
April 2, 2013. A brief
obituary was in the Dallas Morning News. Besides his book, he also was the
author of the following magazine articles on the GB&W:
"The Green Bay & Western," Model Railroader, February
& April 1978.
"Rebuilding HO Scale Alco 420 and 424 Road Switchers," Model
Railroader, July 1981
"The Brand-New Alco with the Very Strange Nose," Trains,
"Rolling Stock of the GB&W - the early cars," Mainline
Modeler, August, September & October 1991.
"Green Bay & Western," Mainline Modeler, March 1993.
"Building a KGB&W Bay Window Caboose," Mainline Modeler,
His two-piece article in Model Railroad in 1978 first opened my eyes to the
uniqueness of the GB&W. I was a teenage modeler at the time and up until
then every "A Railroad You Can Model" article was from some far-away
place; all of a sudden the railroad that ran through my hometown (New Franken),
the towns I attended junior and senior high school (Casco and Luxemburg), and
the largest cities near me (Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay) appeared in an article,
with locations I could relate to.
He wrote many prototype articles in Trains magazine in the 1970s, modeling
articles starting in 1957 and also wrote the book The Omaha Road: Chicago, St
Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha (Hundman Publishing, 2005).