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2 2015 Issue Overview

In This Issue:
  • CGW Locomotive EMD F7A #156 Photo Leading Train #14 "Twin City Limited" Omaha Nebraska 1956 - Ron Lundstrom / Jim Boyd photo
  • CStPM&O West Minneapolis Freight Station Incorrectly Identified as Omaha Nebraska Freight Station 2015:1 - Mike Lenzen
  • Railroad Operated Bus Systems Information 2015 - Michael M. Martels
  • Slow Bus Ride [13 hours] Rockford to Dixon Illinois 2015:1 - Richard Steffen
  • CNWHS Regional Divisions and Division Contact List 2015 - Dave Mickleton
  • CNWHS Racine Archive Building Plan Abandoned 2015 - Dave Mickelson / Dave Phillips / President's Notes + Archives Report
  • UPY Activities Spring 2015 - North Western News
  • Ownership of ex-CNWRR Bridge in Question Appleton Wisconsin 2015 - North Western News / Rich Peters
  • Canadian National Ry / Wisconsin Central Ltd RR Activities Spring 2015 - North Western News
  • WSOR RR Reconstructs 11 Mile Long Right of Way Plymouth to Kohler Wisconsin 2015 - North Western News
  • Wisconsin Northern RR Suffers 3 Derailments 2015 - North Western News / Jordan Popp
  • Rapid City & Eastern RR Reletters ex-DM&E EMD GP40-2 Locomotives 2015 - North Western News / David P. Johnson
  • ex-CNW Locomotive ALCO Class R-1 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #1385 Rebuilding Continues 2015 - David Nelson
  • ex-CNW Locomotive ALCO Class R-1 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #1385 Driver Set Photo [2] Middleton Wisconsin 2015 - David Nelson photos
  • ex-CNW Locomotive ALCO Class R-1 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #1385 Front Truck Photo Middleton Wisconsin 2015 - David Nelson photo
  • ex-CNW Locomotive ALCO Class R-1 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #1385 Cab Wood Frame Photo Middleton Wisconsin 2015 - David Nelson photo
  • ex-CNW Locomotive ALCO Class R-1 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #1385 Cylinder / Valve Block Photo 2015 - David Nelson photo
  • Bike Trail Bridge Spans Railroad Yard @ LaCrosse Wisconsin w/ Photos 2015 - Dick Johnson
  • The North Western In & Around Omaha - Council Bluffs - Phil Borleske
  • CGW Locomotive EMD F3A #103 Leads Train #192 Photo Council Bluffs Iowa 1962 - Lou Schmitz photo
  • CStPM&O Locomotive 0-6-0 Switcher #46 Photo Omaha Nebraska 1954 - Lou Schmitz photo
  • CNW Locomotive Schenectady Class E 4-6-2 Pacific #1601 Photo @ Depot Council Bluffs Iowa 1948 - No Citation
  • CNW Locomotive ALCO Class E-4 4-6-4 Hudson #4001 Streamlined Photo Union Station Omaha Nebraska 1938 - Grant Oakes photo
  • CGW Facilities Aerial Photo Council Bluffs Iowa 1941 - Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil photo
  • CGW Track Layout & Terminal Facilities Map Omaha Nebraska + Council Bluffs Iowa 1976 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • UPY Track Layout & Terminal Facilities Map Omaha Nebraska + Council Bluffs Iowa 1976 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • CB&Q RR Track Layout & Terminal Facilities Map Omaha Nebraska + Council Bluffs Iowa 1976 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • MP RR Track Layout & Terminal Facilities Map Omaha Nebraska + Council Bluffs Iowa 1976 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • CRIP RR Track Layout & Terminal Facilities Map Omaha Nebraska + Council Bluffs Iowa 1976 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • CMStP&P [Milwaukee Road] Ry Track Layout & Terminal Facilities Map Omaha Nebraska + Council Bluffs Iowa 1976 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • Wabash RR Track Layout & Terminal Facilities Map Omaha Nebraska + Council Bluffs Iowa 1976 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • IC RR Track Layout & Terminal Facilities Map Omaha Nebraska + Council Bluffs Iowa 1976 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • CNW Trackage Plan Layout Map Council Bluffs / Omaha / Missouri Valley / Fremont 1986 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • CGW Trackage Plan Layout Map Council Bluffs / Omaha / Missouri Valley / Fremont 1986G - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • UPY Trackage Plan Layout Map Council Bluffs / Omaha / Missouri Valley / Fremont 1986 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • BN Ry Trackage Plan Layout Map Council Bluffs / Omaha / Missouri Valley / Fremont 1986 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • IC RR Trackage Plan Layout Map Council Bluffs / Omaha / Missouri Valley / Fremont 1986 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • Chicago Central & Pacific RR Trackage Plan Layout Map Council Bluffs / Omaha / Missouri Valley / Fremont 1986 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • CRIP RR Trackage Plan Layout Map Council Bluffs / Omaha / Missouri Valley / Fremont 1986 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • Iowa Interstate RR Trackage Plan Layout Map Council Bluffs / Omaha / Missouri Valley / Fremont 1986 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • CMStP&P [Milwaukee Road] Ry Trackage Plan Layout Map Council Bluffs / Omaha / Missouri Valley / Fremont 1986 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • Cedar Rapids & Missouri River RR Trackage Plan Layout Map Council Bluffs / Omaha / Missouri Valley / Fremont 1986 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • Sioux City & Pacific RR Trackage Plan Layout Map Council Bluffs / Omaha / Missouri Valley / Fremont 1986 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • FE&MV RR Trackage Plan Layout Map Council Bluffs / Omaha / Missouri Valley / Fremont 1986 - Lou Schmitz / Ian Scott designers
  • CStPM&O Locomotive 4-6-2 Pacific #385 Photo Leading Train #209 Florence Nebraska 1949 - Bill Kratville photo
  • CStPM&O Locomotive Class I-2 4-6-2 Pacific #385 Photo Omaha Nebraska 1949 - Bill Kratville photo
  • CStPM&O Locomotive Class K-2 4-6-2 Pacific #389 Photo No Location 1949? - Bill Kratville photo
  • CGW Locomotive Class G-6 2-8-0 Consolidation #333 Photo Council Bluffs Iowa 1948 - Bill Kratville photo
  • CNW Locomotive 4-6-4 Hudson No Number Streamlined Photo Omaha Union Station 1942 - L. A. Haman photo
  • CNW Locomotive Class E 4-6-2 Pacific #1636 Leading Train #204 Council Bluffs Iowa 1947 - H. J. McCord photo
  • CNW Locomotive Class E-4 4-6-4 Hudson #4004 Photo Leading Train #21 Photo Council Bluffs Iowa 1947 - H. J. McCord photo
  • CNW Locomotive Class E 4-6-2 Pacific #1651 Photo Leading Passenger Special Train Council Bluffs Iowa 1951 - Bill Kratville photo
  • CNW Locomotive Class E-4 4-6-4 Hudson No Number Photo Honey Creek Iowa 1952 - Bill Kratville photo
  • CGW Locomotive EMD NW2 #30 Photo Council Bluffs Iowa 1949 - Carl Hehl photo
  • CGW Combination Coach - Baggage Car #283 Photo Council Bluffs Iowa 1957 - Lou Schmitz photo
  • CStPM&O Locomotive CLass E 4-6-2 Pacific #508 Photo @ Turntable Council Bluffs Iowa 1938 - Holman Braden photo
  • CStPM&O Gas Electric Motorcar #2002 Photo Omaha Nebraska 1939 - Bernard Corbin photo
  • CStPM&O Locomotive EMD GP7 #154 Photo Leading Local Freight Florence Iowa 1964 - Lou Schmitz photo
  • CNW Locomotives EMD GP7 #1650 #1651 Photo Leading Auto liner Football Special Passenger Train Council Bluffs Iowa 1969 - Lou Schmitz photo
  • CGW Locomotive EMD GP30 #208 #204 Photo Leading Train #192 Council Bluffs Iowa 1966 - Forrest Bahm photo
  • CNW Switching Locomotive Moving Passenger Train Across Missouri River Omaha Nebraska - Council Bluffs Iowa 1947 - H. J. McCord photo
  • CNW Steel Truss Bridge Photo Missouri River Omaha Nebraska - Council Bluffs Iowa 1947 - H. J. McCord photo
  • CGW Locomotive EMD F7A #150 Leading Passenger Train Photos Council Bluffs Iowa 1965 - Lou Schmitz photo
  • CGW Locomotive EMD F7A #156 Photo @ Omaha Nebraska Burlington Railroad Depot 1965 - Gordon Lloyd photo
  • Chicago Burlington & Quincy Locomotive EMD F7A #99428 Photo @ Omaha Nebraska Burlington Railroad Depot 1965 - Gordon Lloyd photo
  • CGW Locomotive EMD F7A #153 Leading Passenger Train Photos Burlington Depot Omaha Nebraska 1965 - A. R. Johnson photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD SD40 #925 Photo Leading Hanna Coal Train Photo Council Bluffs Iowa 1978 - Lou Schmitz photo
  • CGW Locomotive EMD SD40 #928 Photo Leading Freight Train Council Bluffs Iowa 1969 - Lou Schmitz photo
  • CGW Locomotive EMD F3A #103-A Photo Leading Train Across McPherson Street Viaduct Council Bluffs Iowa 1962 - John Brunner photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD SD50 #7009 Leading Empty Coal Train Council Bluffs Iowa Area 1994 - George Cockle photo
  • The Overland Route [excerpts taken from] Voyageur Press Minneapolis 2008 - Tom Murray book author & article author
  • CNW / UPY "City of Denver" Passenger Train Photo Clinton Street Interlocking Plant Chicago 1947 - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Locomotive Class E-4 4-6-4 Streamlined Hudson #4001 Leading "Forty-Niner" Train @CNW Station Chicago 1937 - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW / UPY Advertising Bulletin for "Pacific Limited" Train 1940 - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Locomotive Class H 4-8-4 Northern #3005 Photo Leading "Pacific Limited" Train Mt Vernon Iowa 1943 - J. Sleger photo
  • Chicago Union Pacific & North Western RR Travel Brochure "Pacific Coast & Puget Sound Points" 1890's - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW / UPY Travel Brochure for "Overland Limited" Train 1905 - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Locomotive Class E-4 4-6-4 Streamlined Hudson #4008 Photo Leading "San Francisco Overland Limited" 1938 - CNWHS Archives
  • A Different Role for CGW Gas Electric Motorcar #1006 1961 - Dick Anderson
  • Popular Engineer Retires after 51 Years Service No Date - Clinton [Iowa] "Herald" newspaper / Steve Bahnsen
  • "City of Portland" Arrives on Schedule / Steam Engine Comes Through After Diesel Breakdown No Date - Clinton [Iowa] "Herald" newspaper / David Bahnsen
  • CGW Locomotive EMD F7A #153 Leads Freight Train Westbound in Iowa 1964 - Lou Schmitz photo

Editor's Notes:
Progress Continues on C&NW R-1 1385
by David Nelson
Bike Trail Bridge Spans Railroad Yard in La Crosse
by Dick Johnson
The North Western In and Around Omaha-Council Bluffs
by Phil Borleske
The Overland Route
by Tom Murray
A Different Role for CGW Railcar 1006 in 1961
by Dick Anderson
Newspaper Clips From the Clinton Herald


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