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4 2016 Issue Overview

In This Issue:
  • CNW Locomotive EMD E8A #5025B Leading Train 329 Photo Clybourn 1973 - Verne Brummel Photo / CNWHS Archives
  • Rex Beach Obit [1928-2016] - CNWHS Staff / Jim Rueber / Mike Porter / Doug Harding
  • Rex Beach [as a younger man] Portrait - Jim Rueber Collection
  • Rex Beach [as an older man] Portrait - CNWHS Archives Photo
  • West Wisconsin / Minnesota One-Day Meet 22October2016 - Mike Lenzen
  • CNWHS Archive Building Fund 2016 - Tim Coyle
  • CNWHS Historians Follmar, Lenzen, Stats Photo New Lenox Illinois 2016 - Mike Lenzen Photo
  • Draft Environmental Assessment Proposal for AMTRAK "Hiawatha" issued by Federal RR Anministration / Wisconsin & Illinois DOT October 2016 - Michael W. Blaszak / North Western News
  • 2016 CNWHS Board Member Photograph at Illinois Railroad Museum 7October2016 - Mike Lenzen Photo
  • View of Future Site of CNWHS Archives Building at Illinois Railroad Museum October 2016 - Mike Lenzen Photo
  • CNWHS Display Photo at Railroad Prototype Modellers Meet Collinsville Illinois 2016 - Dennis Norris Photo
  • 6 Views of Ravinia Station Ravinia Illinois 2016 - Michael W. Blaszak Photos
  • WSOR RR Locomotive EMD GP30-2 #3928 Photo Baraboo Wisconsin 2016 - Michael W. Blaszak Photos
  • M&StL RR Caboose [Minus Trucks] #1208 in Transit Hill City South Dakota 2016 - Mike Lenzen Photo
  • Interior View of M&StL RR Caboose #1208 Hill City South Dakota 2016 - Mike Lenzen Photo
  • South Dakota State Railroad Museum Hill City South Dakota Interior VIew 2016 - Mike Lenzen Photo
  • CNW-Embossed Metal Hardware for Doors Sought by Illinois Railroad Museum 20165 - Dave Phillips / Mike Lenzen
  • Baraboo Planners Meet to Discuss Restoration of CNW Depot 2016 - Scott Rogers
  • What - Do - You - Know Mystery Location 2016 - Craig Plannkuche Genealogist
  • Growing Up with the North Western - Part 2 "Commuting on the North Western" - Michael W. Blaszak
  • CNW Locomotives EMD F7A #410 & #415 Photo Leading Commuter Train at CY Tower Chicago 1980 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD E8A #5027B Photo Leading Commuter Train Clybourn Station Chicago 1973 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW [ex-UPY] Locomotive EMD E8A #510 Photo Leading Commuter Train Grand Avenue Chicago 1979 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Commuter Trains [Push End] Cab Car #158 & #189 Photo at Signal Bridge B Clinton Street Tower Chicago 1978 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Locomotive Alco S-12 [EMD-Powered] #1109 Photo Navy Pier Line at Grand Avenue Chicago 1971 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW [ex-Lehigh Valley RR] Waycar #10804 Photo Navy Pier Line Grand Avenue Chicago 1971 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Locomotive Crandall Cab EMD E8B #501 Photo Chicago 1974 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD E8A #512 Photo Leading Commuter Train Grand Avenue Chicago 1979 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Locomotive E8B Crandall Cab #506 Photo Leading Commuter Train Grand Avenue Chicago 1979 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD E8A #5031B Photo Leading Commuter Train #333 Clybourn Chicago 1973 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Standard Level Commuter Coach Photo Clybourn Chicago 1973 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW West Madison Station Photo Chicago 1973 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Madison Street Station Vaulted Waiting Room Interior Chicago 1980 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Madison Street Station Concourse Interior View Chicago 1978 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Madison Street Station Concourse Interior View Chicago 1978 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • Wayne Blaszak Seeks Child-Under-12 Ticket at CNW Madison Street Station Chicago 1973 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Madison Street Station Vaulted Waiting Room Ceiling Detail Chicago 1980 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CStPM&O 20-Foot by 40-Foot Standard Combination Depots - Mike Lenzen
  • CStPM&O Depot w/ Train Order Signals Photo Mason Wisconsin 1974 - CNWHS Archives Photo
  • CStPM&O Depot w/ Train Order Signals Photo [Color - Preserved] Mason Wisconsin 2013 - D. Scott Peterson Photo
  • CStPM&O Depot w/ Train Order Signals Photo Mason Wisconsin 1974 - Otto Dobrick Photo / CNWHS Archives
  • CStPM&O Depot Photo + Caboose + Crossing Tower St James [Depot Museum] Minnesota 1990 - Mike Lenzen Photo
  • CStPM&O Depot Photo Interior St James [Depot Museum] Minnesota 1973 - Mike Lenzen Photo
  • CStPM&O Depot Photo Interior St James [Depot Museum] Minnesota 1973 - W. M. Lenzen Photo / Mike Lenzen Collection
  • Chart Depicting Locations of CStPM&O RR 20' x 40' Standard Combination Depots 1894-1913 - Mike Lenzen
  • CStPM&O Plan View + Elevation View + Detail View of 20' x 40' Standard Combination Depot 1915 - Engineering Office of CStPM&O RR
  • CStPM&O Depot Photo Radisson Wisconsin ca 1902-1910 - CNWHS Archives Photo
  • CStPM&O Depot Photo Cornell Wisconsin ca 1920 - "Lewis" / Mike Lenzen Collection
  • CStPM&O Depot Plan View of Foundation + Basement + 1st Floor 1916 - Office of Engineering of CStPM&O RR
  • CStPM&O Depot Photo Westbrook Minnesota 2014 - Mike Lenzen Photo
  • CStPM&O Depot Photo Winnebago Minnesota w/ Grain Elevators in Background No Date - Mike Lenzen Collection
  • CStPM&O Depot w/ Train Order Signals Photo Cable Wisconsin 1974 - CNWHS Archives Photo
  • CStPM&O Depot Photo [Restored] Cable Wisconsin 2013 - CNWHS Archives Photo
  • CStPM&O Depot Photo Northrop Minnesota 1963 - Baron H. Behning Photo / John Tesky Collection
  • Nunn - type Train Order Signal [Nunn Patent] at CStPM&O Photo at Depot Amboy 1980 - Lou Schmitz Photo / CNWHS Archives
  • CStPM&O Depot [Restored] Photo Currie Minnesota 2014 - Mike Lenzen Photo
  • CStPM&O Depot Photo w/ approaching Passenger Train Winter Wisconsin No Date - "Smith Photo #4" / CNWHS Archives
  • CStPM&O Depot Photo w/ Grain Elevators in Background Currie Minnesota 1910 - Buhrmaster Collection / CNWHS Archives
  • CStPM&O Depot Photo Lewisville Minnesota 1920 - Steel Photo Collection / St James Depot Museum Collection
  • CStPM&O Depot Photo Jeffers Minnesota ca. 1910-1920 - Mike Lenzen Collection
  • CStPM&O Depot w/ Nunn-type Train Order Signals Photo Birchwood Wisconsin - CNWHS Archives Photo
  • CStPM&O Depot w/ Nunn-type Train Order Signals Photo Jim Falls Wisconsin1909 - CNWHS Archives Photo
  • CStPM&O Depot Photo Park Falls Wisconsin No Date - CNWHS Archives Photo
  • CStPM&O Depot Model Photo Depicting Front View of Structure - D. Scott Peterson Photo & Model
  • CStPM&O Depot Model Photo Depicting Interior of Structure - D. Scott Peterson Photo & Model
  • CStPM&O Depot Model Photo Depicting Rear of Structure - D. Scott Peterson Photo & Model
  • Washout at West Point - Jerry Penry
  • Ground Level Photo View of CNW Train Derailment at West Point Nebraska 1910 - Jerry Penry Collection
  • CNW Locomotives on Ground Photo at West Point Nebraska 1910 - Jerry Penry Collection
  • Map of Eastern Nebraska Depicting Location of West Point Nebraska site of 1910 CNW Train Derailment - Jerry Penry Collection
  • CNW Derailment Photo from Rear of Train West Point Nebraska 1910 - Jerry Penry Collection
  • CNW Track Profile Chart Depicting Site of CNW Train Derailment West Point Nebraska 1910 - Jerry Penry Collection
  • CNW Train Derailment Photo View from Atop Derailed Freight Cars West Point Nebraska 1910 - Jerry Penry Collection
  • Ground Level Photo of Derailed CNW Freight Cars West Point Nebraska 1910 - Jerry Penry Collection
  • CNW Steam Shovel #55863? / 53863? Photo Cleaning Debris from Derailment West Point Nebraska 1910 - Jerry Penry Collection
  • Mural Depicting Transportation Modes Available in West Point Nebraska ca.1930's - Jerry Penry Photo
  • CNW 4-Bay Open Hopper Car #155799 Photo w/ Bicentennial Paint Scheme 1976 - CNWHS Archives Photo
  • WSOR RR Locomotive EMD GP39-2 #3928 Photo Leading Way Freight Rock Springs Wisconsin 2016 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • What Do You Know Mystery Photo [2016:4] Chadron Nebraska Yard & Sand Tower - Craig Pfannkuche
  • What Do You Know Mystery Photo [2016:3] Revealed - Craig Pfannkuche

Editor's Notes:
Features

What Do You Know?

Growing Up With North Western, Part 2
Commuting on the North Western
by Michael W. Blaszak
CStPM&O 20-Foot by 80-Foot Standard Combination Depots
by Mike Lenzen

Washout at West Point
No. 39 Takes a Hit as Sand and Debris Cover the Rails
by Jerry Penry



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