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1 2014 Issue Overview

In This Issue:
  • Mid-Continent Historical Society & RR Museum [ CNW ] Locomotive Schenectady Class R-1 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #1385 Passing Over Grand Crossing LaCrosse Wisconsin 1985 - Steve Glischinski photo
  • Charles R. Wickman Obit [???? - ????] - Joe PIersen
  • Charles R. Wickman : List of Selected Items From His Collection - Joe Piersen
  • CNW Styled Locomotive GE C44-9W # 8646 & #8701 Ply Trackage Between Proviso Yard and CN / Illinois Central RR Markham Yard During Autumn of 2013 - Michael W. Blaszak
  • CNW Styled Locomotive EMD SD70ACe Moves System Wide 2013 - Michael W. Blaszak
  • Iowa Interstate RR Replaces Bridge @ M. P. 485 2013 - Joe Atkinson / Darren Farreter
  • METRA Decorates EMD Locomotive F40PH # 131 + Bi-Level Commuter Coach #6005 in Holiday Colors for End of Year Holiday 2013 - Charles Heaver
  • Fremont & Elkhorn Valley RR Depot Receives New Roof Deadwood South Dakota 2013 - Michael M. Bartels
  • ex- CNW Depot Cudahy Wisconsin Placed on National Register of Historic Places 2013 - Jerry Krug
  • Ex- Mason City & Fort Dodge [CGW] RR Bristow Subdivision Abandoned 2013 - Michael W. Blaszak
  • CP RY to Sell Right of Way of Dakota Minnesota & Eastern RR West of Tracy Minnesota to Genesee & Wyoming RR 2013 - Richard Dickerson
  • Wisconsin Northern RR Receives Locomotive EMD SD45 #CEFX 2786 2013 - Mitch Whiting / Seth Reynolds
  • The North Western in LaCrosse Wisconsin - Dick Johnson
  • CNW Depot Watercolor Painting LaCrosse Wisconsin 1946 - Clementine Thill artist / Dick Johnson collection
  • Postcard of Downtown LaCrosse Wisconsin w/ Streetcar No Date - Dick Johnson collection
  • CNW System Map 1878 - Official Guide to the Railways 1878
  • CNW Right of Way & Track Map Tower W. J. [ Medary Junction ] to LaCrosse Wisconsin1917 - CNW Document / CNWHS Archives
  • Downtown LaCrosse Wisconsin Aerial View Photo 1937 - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse Murphy Library collection
  • CNW Yard Blueprint Image LaCrosse Wisconsin No Date - CNWHS Archives collection
  • Downtown LaCrosse Wisconsin Aerial View Pohto 1968 - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse Murphy Library collection
  • CNW Depot Photo LaCrosse Wisconsin 1953 - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse Murphy Library collection
  • Steam Shovel Excavating Right of Way Cut for CNW Tunnel City Wisconsin 1910 - Union Pacific Railroad photo
  • CNW Elroy - Sparta Tunnel Portal Photo w/ Watchman's Shelter 1960's - A. W. Johnson photo
  • CNW West Tunnel Portal Photo Tunnel CIty Wisconsin 1986 - Ken Zurn photo
  • CNW East Tunnel Portal Photo Tunnel CIty Wisconsin 1986 - Ken Zurn photo
  • Duties of a CNW Tunnel Tender [ Watchman ] 1957 - CNW Document / LaCrosse Public Library
  • The Winona Cut-Off : How Minnesotans were Swindled - LaCrosse Daily Democrat newspaper 23 December 1870
  • CNW & CB&Q RR Railway Fares Onalaska Minneapolis & Chicago 1921 - Pocket Directory of Onalaska / Dick Johnson collection
  • CNW Depot Photo Sparta Wisconsin 1915 - Dick Johnson collection
  • CNW Depot Photo Winona Minnesota 1915 - Winona Historical Society collection
  • CNW Depot Photo Onalaska Wisconsin No Date - Dick Johnson collection
  • CNW Locomotive Streamlined 4-6-2 Pacific # ???? Photo Leading 'Minnesota 400' Winona Minnesota No Date - Winona Historical Society collection
  • CNW Depot Kendalls [ Kendall ] Wisconsin 2011 - Dick Johnson photo
  • CNW Centennial Train Photo w/ Pioneer Locomotive Photo LaCrosse Wisconsin 1948 - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse Murphy Library collection
  • LaCrosse Street #33 Photo LaCrosse Wisconsin No Date - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse Murphy Library collection
  • 2 Streetcars w/ 2 Trailer Cars Photo LaCrosse Wisconsin No Date - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse Murphy Library collection
  • CNW Locomotive Class E 4-6-2 Pacific #1577 Photo Leading Passenger Train LaCrosse Wisconsin 1946 - CNWHS collection
  • CNW Passenger Train Photo Passing Through Wilton Wisconsin No Date - Dick Johnson collection
  • Two CNW Locomotives Class J 2-8-2 Mikado # 2326 & #2451 Photo Leading Freight Train Stockton Minnesota No Date - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse Murphy Library collection
  • CNW 'Dakota 400' Photo Sparta Wisconsin No Date - Dick Johnson collection
  • CNW Tower "CK" Photo Winona Minnesota No Date - Winona Historical Society collection
  • CNW Grand Crossing Diamond Photo Removed 1988 - Ken Zurn photo
  • CNW Grand Tower Outhouse Photo No Date - CNWHS collection
  • AMTRAK Locomotive EMD SDFP40F #577 Photo Winona Minnesota 1974 - Jim Boyd photo
  • CNW Notice of Abandonment Poster 1977 - LaCrosse Tribune newspaper
  • CNW Grand Crossing Tower Photo 1979 - Steve Glischinski photo
  • CNW Grand Crossing Tower Photo 1988 - Ken Zurn photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD GP7 #1652 Photo Assisting Train Derailment Dixon Illinois 1971 - Kevin EuDaly / Jim Boyd photos
  • CNW Locomotive EMD SD45 #902 Photo Leading Freight Train Oregon Wisconsin 1969 - Mike Nelson photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD GP9 #1771 Photo Minneapolis Minnesota 1978 - Dan Poltras photo
  • Winter Scenes Along North Western Lines - Various
  • CNW Wig-Wag Crossing Signal Photo Oregon Wisconsin 1969 - Mike Nelson photo
  • CGW Locomotive EMD NW2 #26 & #42 Photo Leading Cut of Cars St Paul Minnesota 1973 - Kevin EuDaly photo
  • CNW Locomotive Ge Dash 8-40 #8529 Photo in Snow Storm West Chicago 1992 - Dennis Hertich photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD F7A #409 w/ Commuter Train Des Plaines Illinois 1978 - Glen F. Monhart photo
  • Passengers Boarding 'Flambeau 400' Photo Rhinelander Wisconsin 1971 - Mike Schafer photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD SD40 #921 Photo @ Depot & Tower Iron Mountain Michigan 1971 - Kevin EuDaly photo
  • CNW Locomotoive 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #???? Crossing Trestle Hicks Iowa No Date - CNWHS collection
  • CNW Crew Unloading Express Goods Photo Rock Michigan 1960's - Ron Kaminen photo
  • CNW Locomotive Class R-1 4-6-2 Ten Wheeler #1141 Photo Leading Log Train Mountain Wisconsin 1930's - CNWHS collection
  • CNW Locomotive Class D 4-4-2 Atlantic #1316 Photo Leading Passenger Train Glen Ellyn Illinois 1944 - Bob Nicholls photo
  • Capital City Route : Des Moines to St Paul : 1882 to 1925 and Beyond - Richard Steffen
  • CNW Depot Photo Mankato Minnesota No Date - Minnesota Railroad Database / Dan West
  • CNW Track Plan Map Capital City Route No Date - Richard Steffen designer
  • CNW & CStPM&O Passenger & Freight Traffic Chart Tama to St Paul & Elmore to St Paul 1882 - 1883 - Richard Steffen designer
  • CNW Depot Photo Kasota Minnesota No Date - Minnesota Railroad Database / Dan West
  • CNW Locomotive Class D 4-4-2 Atlantic #125 Photo @ Mankato Minnesota Depot 1938 - Robert Graham photo
  • CNW Locomotive Schenectady Class A 4-4-0 American Standard #218 Photo atop Turntable No Location 1938 - Tom Wilson photo
  • CNW Depot Photo Mankato Minnesota 1963 - CNWHS collection
  • CNW TimeTable #198 Iowa & Minnesota Line 1883 - CNW Document / CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Depot Photo Lake Crystal Minnesota No Date - Minnesota Railroad Database / Dan West
  • CNW Track Plan Map Lake Crystal Minnesota No Date - Richard Steffen collection
  • CStPM&O Right of Way Photo Lake Crystal Minnesota 2013 - Richard Steffen photo
  • CNW / CStPM&O TimeTable [ReComposed] #198 Capital Cities Line 1883 - Richard Steffen designer
  • CNW Locomotive 4-4-0 American Standard #???? Photo @ Depot Elmore Vernon Center Minnesota No Date - Minnesota Railroad Database / Dan West
  • CNW Depot Photo Winnebago City Minnesota No Date - Minnesota Railroad Database / Dan West
  • CNW Depot Photo Blue Earth Minnesota 1910 - Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW Employee Activating Train Approach Warning Photo Blue Earth Minnesota No Date - C. G. Stecher photo
  • CNW / CMStP&O TimeTable Des Moines to St Paul 1884 - CNW Document / CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Depot Photo Blue Earth Minnesota 1967 - CNWHS collection
  • CNW Depot Photo Elmore Minnesota No Date - CNWHS collection
  • CNW Valuation Map for Right of Way Elmore to Lake Crystal Minnesota 1914 - CNW Document / CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Locomotive Schenectady Class R-1 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #555 Photo Leading Combine [ex- Gas-Electric Motor Car ] BLue Earth Minnesota 1945 - CNWHS collection
  • CNW TimeTable #85 Capital City Line 1905 - Richard Steffen collection
  • The Story of Almer Hilton - Joe Piersen & Jim Yanke
  • Installing AM Radios in CNW Parlor Cars 1930's - Almer Hilton - Joe Piersen & Jim Yanke
  • Photos of AM Radios Installed in CNW Parlor Cars - Almer Hilton - Joe Piersen & Jim Yanke
  • Fifty-Two Years with the North Western Line : North Western Bulletin Stories 1909 - Lawrence Gagin - Engineer, Galena Division
  • A Remarkable Record - No Passenger Fatalities : North Western Bulletin Stories 1909 - CNW Document / CNWHS Archives
  • Two Heros of 1871 - Loads of Wheat & Merchandise Saved From Fire : North Western Bulletin Stories 1909 - CNW Document / CNWHS Archives
  • CNWHS Annual Meet Brochure Reprint 2014 - CNWHS Staff
  • CNW Locomotive GE C44-9W #8705 Photo Meredith Illinois 1998 - Howard Ande photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD GP30 #821 Photo Leading Trailer Train Flat Cars past Chicago Milwaukee St Paul & Pacific [Milwaukee Road] RR Depot Sparta Wisconsin 1976 - Russ Porter photo
  • Allen F. Griffin Obit [1932 - 2009] - Joe Piersen / North Western Newsliner
  • Walthers to Produce HO-Scale CNW 50 Ft Insulated Boxcar #543214 in 2015 - Dennis Norris

Editor's Notes:
In this Issue
The North Western in La Crosse, Wisconsin, by Dick Johnson
The C&NW Capital City Route: Des Moines to St. Paul- Part 1, by Richard Steffen
The C&NW Electrician from the Hills of Virginia, by Joe Piersen and Jim Yanke
North Western Bulletin Stories-1909
The Reminiscences of a Veteran
A Remarkable Record---No Passenger Fatalities
Two Heroes of 1871


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