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  • RENEWED BUILDING FUND RESULTS SHOW POSITIVE MEMBERSHIP BACKING! Plan to build Archives Building at Illinois Railway Museum generates strong support. Omaha, July 17, 2016 Since we renewed our Archives Building Fund Drive at the Minneapolis Meet and with 2016’s second issue of North Western Lines, our members are responding in a most generous manner! We are receiving strong support – both from meet attendees and from the fund raising article in NWL. Archives Building Fund Director Tim Coyle reports that at the Minneapolis Meet on May 13th through May 15th, just over $10,000 in donations and pledges were received from 9 individuals! Contributions as of June 30th are as follows: Donations: $ 19,403 Pledges: $ 11,283 Total: $ 30,686 from 45 Donors. Amount in Building Fund prior to May 13th: $ 53,442 Grand Total in Building Fund as of June 30, 2016: $ 84,128 I want to personally thank all who have donated or pledged. In addition, I encourage all members to consider supporting the archives building fund. This is a worthwhile project, and by working together it is well within our organization’s grasp! Thank You, Mike Lenzen

In the Third 2016 Issue of North Western Lines...

9 C&NWHS 2016 Annual Meet Highlights
17 What Do You Know?
18 Growing Up With the North Western in Park Ridge, Illinois
by Michael W. Blaszak
26 What Lies Beneath
by Charles L. Voyles Sr.
36 Modeling C&NW Difco Side-Dump Ballast Cars
by Eric Salter
40 The Pioneer Special That Left Too Early
by Richard Steffen
50 SD40 50th Anniversary Photo Section

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