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  • Joe Piersen passed away suddenly July 13, 2014. He was a long time member of the CNWHS Board of Directors. He was chairman of the Archives since 1996. Anyone writing on the CNW , CGW, MSTL, & L&M would call Joe for reference material or help.
    He wrote many books and manuals and was currently finishing his book on "Frost & Grainger Architecture" a study of their railroad stations and other beautiful buildings.

In the Second 2014 Issue of North Western Lines...

In this issue
West of Adams --The Adams to Winona Line by Bob Baker
The Tunnel at Tunnel City from North Western Bulletin reprint
The Wreck of C&NW Freight No. 116 by Jerry Penry
The C&NW Capital City Route Des Moines to St. Paul Part 2 by Richard Steffen

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