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2 2006 Issue Overview

In This Issue:
  • CNW Locomotive EMD F7A #4084C Photo Leading Train #216 [Flambeau '400'] Photo Ironwood Michigan 1971 - Mike Schafer photo
  • CNW Depot Freight House Photo Racine Wisconsin 1954 - Robert Gaulke Photo Rell Barrett Collection
  • CNW Lines North of Mayfair Information - Robert Karwowski
  • CGW Locomotive Steam Information - John P. Brown
  • CNW Locomotive EMD GP38-2 #4622 Photo South St Paul Minnesota 1990 - Michael P. Guss photo
  • Galena & Southwestern RR Locomotive #279 Photo Comment Pioche Nevada 2004 - Kent Hannah photo
  • Whitcomb Locomotive Company Information - Truman Koehne
  • METRA Passenger Service Activity - Dennis Weber
  • Keokuk Junction RR Activity - David P. Jordan / John Stell / Ed Sanders
  • CNW Locomotive #1652 Photo La Fox Illinois 1951 - CNWHS collection
  • CStPM&O - CNW Steel Truss Bridge Photo Red Cedar River Menomonie Wisconsin 2005 - Jerry Huddleston photo
  • CNW Locomotive GE C40-8 #8575 + GE C44-9W #8646 & #8701 Photo Menomonie Wisconsin 2005 - Jerry Huddleston Photo
  • UPY Train Activity Nelson & Pekin Illinois 2006 - David P. Jordan
  • CNW Locomotive C40-8 #8575 + C44-9W #8646 + #8701 Activity Chicago 2006 - Ray Peacock / Brian Rackley
  • CNW Locomotive C40-8 #8575 + #8646 & C44-9W #8701 Activity Midwest 2006 - UPY Document
  • DM&E RR Coal Line Project Activity 2006 - Charles Kuehne / Dave Mears / Ron Barber / John Licht
  • DM&E RR Doubles the Hill New Ulm Minnesota 2006 - Andy Cummings
  • DM&E RR Passenger Train Project 2006 - North Western News
  • CNW Locomotive EMD SD50 #7009 Photo Seattle Washington No Date - Eric Lathrop photo
  • CNW Bi-Level Coach Number Data - John Masura
  • CNW Name Trains List 1934 - R. David Sievert
  • M&StL Steamboat Rock - Ackeley Line Abandonment 2006 - Chris Anderson
  • M&StL Locomotive Alco HH1000 #92 [#D539] Photo Minneapolis Minnesota 1956 - Ken Zurn Photo / CNWHS collection
  • M&StL Gas Electric Motor Car Train Photo 1956 - Ken Zurn Photo / CNWHS collection
  • M&StL Locomotive 4-4-0 American Standard #157 Photo Peoria Illinois 1936 - Ken Zurn Photo / CNWHS collection
  • M&StL Locomotive Class F-5 2-6-0 Mogul #69 Photo Des Moines Iowa 1932 - Ken Zurn Photo / CNWHS collection
  • M&StL Locomotive 2-6-0 Mogul #227 Photo Des Moines Iowa 1934 - Ken Zurn Photo / CNWHS collection
  • M&StL Locomotive 2-8-0 Consolidation #456 Photo St Paul Minnesota 1941 - Ken Zurn photo / CNWHS collection
  • M&StL Locomotive 4-6-2 Pacific #503 Photo Des Moines Iowa 1934 - Ken Zurn photo CNWHS collection
  • M&StL Locomotive Class-M1 2-8-2 Mikado #601 Photo Oskaloosa Iowa 1940 - Ken Zurn Photo / CNWHS collection
  • M&StL Locomotive 2-8-2 Mikado #614 Photo Peoria Illinois 1943 - Ken Zurn Photo / CNWHS collection
  • M&StL Locomotive EMD SW600 #D838 Photo Oskaloosa Iowa 1940 - Ken Zurn Photo / CNWHS collection
  • M&StL Locomotive 2-8-2 Mikado #632 Photo St Paul Minnesota 1937 - Ken Zurn Photo / CNWHS collection
  • M&StL Locomotive EMD F2A #147 Photo Albert Lea Minnesota 1950 - Ken Zurn Photo / CNWHS collection
  • M&StL Locomotive EMD FT Set #545 Photo Albert Lea Minnesota 1950 - Ken Zurn Photo / CNWHS collection
  • M&StL Roundhouse Photo Albert Lea Minnesota 1950 - Ken Zurn photo / CNWHS collection
  • M&StL Caboose #1126 Photo Albert Lea Minnesota 1950 - Ken Zurn Photo CNWHS Archives
  • M&StL Locomotive Alco RS-1 #845 Photo Albert Lea Minnesota 1950 - Ken Zurn Photo / CNWHS collection
  • CNW Heavy Duty Flat Cars # 48051 - #48053 - Joe Piersen
  • CNW Heavy Duty Flat Car #48053 Photo Chicago Illinois 1930 - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Heavy Duty Flat Car #48051 - #48053 Cast Steel Underframe Photo - Car Builders' Enyclopaedia 1931
  • CNW Heavy Duty Flat Car #48051 - #48053 Drawing - Car Builders' Encyclopaedia 1940
  • CNW Heavy Duty Flat Car #48051 - #48053 Specifications Sheet No Date - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Heavy Duty Flat Car #48051 Load Photo East Chicago Illinois 1951 - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Heavy Duty Flat Cars #48051 - #48053 Truck Photo 1940 - Car Builders' Encyclopaedia 1940 photo
  • CNW Heavy Duty Flat Cars #48051 - #48053 Equipment Specification Sheet 1962 - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Heavy Duty Flat Car #48053 Frame Failure Photo Chicago 1953 - CNWHS collection
  • CNW Heavy Duty Flat Car #48053 After Rebuild Photo No Location 1954 - CNWHS collection
  • CNW Locomotive EMD F7A #4084C Photo Leading Train #216 Flambeau '400' Eland Wisconsin 1971 - Mike Schafer photo
  • CNW Depot Photo Eland Wisconsin 1971 - Mike Schafer photo
  • The Flambeau '400' Grows Up - Mike Schafer
  • CNW Locomotive EMD F7A #4084C Photo Leading Flambeau '400' Cedar Wisconsin 1971 - Mike Schafer photo
  • CNW Flambeau '400' Photo Leading Train #216 @ Green Bay Wisconsin 1967 - Mike Schafer photo
  • CNW Flambeau '400 ' Route Map 1966 - 1967 - Mike Schafer / Kevin EuDaly
  • CNW Locomotive EMD F7A #4084C Photo Leading Flambeau '400' @ Rhinelander Wisconsin 1971 - Mike Schafer photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD F7A #4084C Photo Leading Flambeau '400' @ Green Bay Wisconsin 1971 - Mike Schafer photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD F7A #4084C Photo Leading Flambeau '400' @ Ironwood Michigan 1971 - Mike Schafer photo
  • CNW Flambeau '400' Photo @ Depot Mercer Wisconsin 1971 - Mike Schafer photo
  • CNW Flambeau '400' Photo Monico Wisconsin 1971 - Mike Schafer photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD F7A #4084C Photo Leading Flambeau '400' Antigo Wisconsin 1971 - Mike Schafer photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD E8A #5031A Photo Leading '400' Flambeau Rhinelander Wisconsin 1966 - Mike Schafer photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD E8A #5018B Photo Leading Flambeau '400' Green Bay Wisconsin 1968 - Mike Schafer photo
  • Racine's Depots on State Street - Keith M. Kohlmann
  • CNW Locomotive EMD E8A #5023A Photo Leading Streamliner '400' @ Depot Racine Wisconsin 1952 - Robert Gaulke photo / Rell Barrett collection
  • CNW Depot Photo Racine Wisconsin 1897 - Racine Heritage Museum
  • CNW Depot Photo Racine Wisconsin 1894 - Racine Heritage Museum
  • CNW Depot Photo w/ President McKinley in Attendance Racine Wisconsin 1898 - Racine Heritage Museum collection
  • CNW Depot Photo Racine Wisconsin 1910 - Racine Heritage Museum
  • CNW Depot Photo Racine Wisconsin 1898 - J. A. Hood Photo Racine Heritage Musuem
  • CNW Depot Passenger Train Photo @ Racine Wisconsin 1906 - Bishop photo / Racine Heritage Museum collection
  • CNW Depot Photo Racine Wisconsin 1915 - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Depot Photo Racine Wisconsin 1951 - Robert Gaulke Photo Rell Barrett Collection
  • CNW Depot Photo Racine Wisconsin 1954 - Robert Gaulke Photo Rell Barrett Collection
  • CNW Locomotive EMD E8A #5029B Photo @ Racine Wisconsin 1953 - Richard Wagner photo / Rell Barrett collection
  • CNW Depot Elevation Plan Drawing #4 Racine Wisconsin 1901 - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Depot Elevation Plan Drawing #5 Racine Wisconsin 1901 - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Depot Interior Plan Drawing #3 Racine Wisconsin 1901 - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Depot Shelter Building Elevation Plan Drawing Racine Wisconsin 1902 - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Depot Interior Photo Racine Wisconsin 1971 - Richard Wagner Photo Rell Barrett Collection
  • CNW Depot Waiting Room Interior Elevation Plan Drawing Racine Wisconsin 1901 - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Depot Transverse Section Drawing #6 Racine Wisconsin 1901 - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Depot Express Room Restoration Photo Racine Wisconsin 2005 - Keith Kohlmann Photo
  • Railway Express Agency Cheverolet & Ford Delivery Trucks Racine Wisconsin 1954 - Robert Gaulke photo / Rell Barrett collection
  • Steel Trails of Hawkeyeland: Iowa"s Railroad Experience Book by Don L. Hofsommer - Charles H. Bohi reviewer
  • Images of Rail: South Dakota Railroads Book by Mike Wiese & Tom Hayes - Charles H. Bohi reviewer
  • Ghost Railroads of Nebraska - A Pictorial Book by Michael M. Bartels & James J. Reisdorff - Charles H. Bohi reviewer
  • "Equipment Registers on CD - June 1885" CD by Westerfield - Ray Jorgensen reviewer
  • "1938 Official Guide CD" CD by Cape Ann Train Co. - Raymond L. Jorgensen reviewer
  • C&NW 1959 Track Charts, Complete System [ including M&StL division for 1960] Book by John E. Habegger - Raymond L. Jorgensen DC reviewer
  • This Train is Bound for Glory - the Story of America's Chapel Cars Book by Wilma Rough Taylor & Norman Thomas Taylor - Dave Phillips reviewer
  • The Genesis & Construction of the Winona & St Paul Railroad Book by Alan R. Woolworth - Al Vanderpoel reviewer

Editor's Notes:
In the Second 2006 Issue of North Western Lines...



Editor's Notes:
Features
      7    Where They Were XII
    14    Photo Section: Ken Zurn and the M&StL conducted by Chris Keating
    22    From the Archives: 48051 and 48053 — Heavy-Duty Flat Cars by Joe Piersen and Ira Kulbersh
    28    The Flambeau “400” Grows Up by Mike Schafer
    40    Racine’s Depots on State Street by Keith M. Kohlmann


There are always those among us who predict gloom and doom — “…our older members are passing on and there aren’t young replacements,” “…the railroad has been gone for over a decade and interest is waning,” and “…kids these days just sit at their games on their computers and aren’t interested in things like railroads” are some of the comments I hear. While there’s some truth in those types of statements, every once in a while there is a sparkle of hope for the future (and I tend to see the glass half full). With that thought I’d like to introduce our new Photo Section editor, Chris Keating.
    He was born in 1988 in Kenosha, Wis., and in his words… “I’ve lived here my whole life. When I was four to six years old, I was lucky enough to have a babysitter with the C&NW Farm Sub in her backyard — seeing the North Western switchers passing by was the highlight of my day! Soon after the merger, however, I somewhat grew out of trains, like most kids do as they get a little older. Deep down, however, I still had an interest, and every once in a while I’d go to see what trains were coming down the line. Somehow they didn’t hold my interest as they had before. Then, luckily, a chance sighting of C&NW 6871 and the subsequent purchase of a North Western Lines in 2002 brought me back into the fold, seeing that less than 100  C&NW engines were left at that time and it was nearing the end. I signed up for the C&NWHS, and soon became friends with several other people who were very knowledgeable about the railroad. Since then, I’ve been learning more and more about the North Western, and finally decided to step up to the plate a few weeks ago.”
    Well, step up to the plate he has, and as an editor it’s been exciting to see him immediately begin his new role of Photo Section editor. The captions in this issue’s Photo Section are largely his (with supplemental information from Louis Claeson and Gene Green), and it covers a railroad that has been gone twice as long as he’s been alive, with photographs taken during his great-grandfather’s lifetime. He has already put on the thinking cap and is coming up with new subjects for photo sections, so before we proclaim our demise, think twice about young people near you that with a little prodding might become interested enough to become members — and who will eventually carry the flag once we’ve boarded the last train to Glory. Note that he was seven years old when the C&NW flag fell.
    The future of our organization also depends on a continuous supply of articles and materials to fill the pages of North Western Lines and other society publications. A look at what we typically run in NWL will provide a general idea of the types of things that can grace the pages of the magazine, but keep in mind there are a number of areas where we can always use pertinent articles. Besides full-length feature articles — Keith Kohlmann’s Racine article and Mike Schafer’s Flambeau “400” piece are prime examples of feature articles — probably one of the most important types of features are short two- to four-page pieces, which can include remembrances, employee experiences, short photo stories, and the like. If you’ve never tried your hand at producing an article, now is a good time to get started — and don’t be intimidated by the task. We’ll be happy to help you along and help find material needed to prepare it for the pages of NWL.
    Perhaps the area most lacking as far as articles on file are concerned are prototype articles that include a modeling component. Surveys show that about 80 percent of society members model, so the modeling aspect is of interest.
    Welcome again, Chris, and all the nay-sayers out there should take note that there are a number of younger members like Chris taking active roles in the C&NWHS, guaranteeing the future of our organization and the related publications. The glass really is half full!
    –Kevin EuDaly, Editor
    North Western Lines



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