NEW! CNWHS on Facebook
Chicago & North Western Historical Society
An Illinois not-for-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the legacy of the C&NW and its predecessor roads since 1973.
Modeler

Home | Shop | Photos | Modeling | Archive/History | Conventions/Meets | Magazine | CNWHS Info | Links | Search

NWL Information
NWL Index Search
NWL Staff
Contribute

3 2010 Issue Overview

In This Issue:
  • CGW RR Backshop Building at Oelwein Demolished Beginning 01March2009 - Tod Tardiff / Michael Mornard / North Western Newsliner
  • DM&E RR Begins Use of New Connection to Canadian Pacific RR November 2009 - Dan Grossell / North Western Newsliner
  • Progressive Rail Group Establishes Frac Sand Mine Railcar Pickup Area @ Hager City Wisconsin during 2009 - Joe Fehr / John Hill / North Western Newsletter
  • Canadian Pacific RY to Acquire DM&E RR Right of Way near Chadron Nebraska 2010 - Clair Downs / North Western Newsliner
  • Canadian Pacific RY to Move Offices of DM&E RR to Minneapolis - David Voeltz / North Western Newsliner
  • Canadian Pacific RY Undecided Regarding Entering Powder River Basin Coal Fields Area - David Voeltz / North Western Newsliner
  • DM&E RR Installing 132 lb/yd Rail Between Claremont and Owatonna Iowa 2010 - Jeff Pieters / Dan Grossell / Steve Murphy / North Western Newsliner
  • WSOR Seeking to Acquire ex- CNW Madison to Reedsburg Right of Way - Jerry Krug / North Western Newslliner
  • Ellis & Eastern RR Owns 14.5 Miles of Right of Way Between Ellis & Brandon South Dakota 2010 - Matt Holman/ Noah Hofrichter / North Western Newsliner
  • CNW Locomotive EMD GP-38-2 #???? Photo 1991 - Chuck Conway photo
  • Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee RY Car #727 Activities 2010 - Bob Drenth
  • CNWHS Annual Meet Highlights 2010 - CNWHS Staff
  • Kenosha Trolley Car #4610 Photo Kenosha Wisconsin 2010 - JKoe Piersen photo
  • CNW Depot Racine Wisconsin Photo 2010 - Dave Nelson photo
  • METRA Locomotive EMD MP36PH-3S #418 Photo Chicago 2010 - Dave Nelson photo
  • CNWHS Annual Meet Photo Contest Winners 2010 - CNWHS Staff
  • CNWHS Annual Meet Model Contest Winners 2010 - CNWHS Staff
  • Jewell Junction Iowa - Part 1 - Richard Steffen
  • CNW System Map 1880 - Richard Steffen collection
  • Des Moines & Minnesota RR 2-6-0 Mogul # 3 "James Callanan" Photo No Date - Richard Steffen collection
  • John Insley Blair : Iowa's Leading Rail Promoter - Richard Steffen collection
  • Two Horsepower Right of Way Grader Photo No Location 1910 - Richard Steffen collection
  • Railroad Right of Way Under Construction Late 19th Century - Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW [Toledo & North Western] RR Depot Photo Jewel Junction Iowa pre-1908 - Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW [Toledo & North Western] RR Right of Way Photo Jewel Junction to Tama Iowa No Date - Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW [Toledo & North Western] RR Depot Elevation View Drawing Jewel Junction Iowa No Date - Richard Steffen collection
  • Toledo & North Western RR Locomotive Class A-3 # 541 Photo Randall Iowa Depot 1899 - Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW [Toledo & North Western] RR Map Jewel Junction Iowa 1896 - Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW System Map to 1880 - Richard Steffen collection
  • Toledo & North Western RR Map & Photo Mud Lake Drainage System No Date - Richard Steffen collection
  • Fairbanks - Morse & Co Eclipse System Railway Water Station Drawing - The Railway Review-1911 / Richard Steffan collection
  • CNW Locomotive Class C 4-4-0 American Standard #667 Photo Eagle Grove Iowa No Date - Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW Locomotive Class D 4-4-2 Atlantic #???? Photo Eagle Grove Iowa No Date - Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW Depot & Occidental Hotel Photo Eagle Grove Iowa No Date - Richard Steffen collection
  • Des Moines & Minnesota RR TimeTable # 478 for 1876 - Richard Steffen collection
  • Toledo & North Western RR TimeTable September 1880 - Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW TimeTable for the Iowa & Dakota Line 1887 - CNW Document / Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW TimeTable Des Moines Division pre-1882 - CNW Document / Richard Steffen Collection
  • CNW TimeTable for Lake City Branch Line of Northern Iowa Division 1882 - CNW Document / Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW Schedule for an Emigrant Train 1889 - CNW Document / Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW TimeTable Northern Iowa Division 1885 - CNW Document / Richard Steffen Collection
  • CNW TimeTable Western Iowa Division #232 January 1907 - CNW Document / Richard Steffen Collection
  • CNW TimeTable Tama to Eagle Grove Iowa 1907 - CNW Document / Richard Steffen Collection
  • CNW [Des Moines & Minneapolis RR] Equipment Roster 1885 - Des Moines & Minneapolis RR Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW Track Profile Webster City to Gilbert Iowa No Date - CNW Document / Richard Steffen Collection
  • Toledo & North Western RR Train & Trestle Photo Keigly Cdreek Iowa No Date - Richard Steffen collection
  • Toledo & North Western RR Locomotive # 267 "Hooksett" Photo 1880 - Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW Depot w/ Two Attending Trains Jewel Junction Photo No Date - Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW Depot w/ Brass Band Jewel Junction Iowa Photo 1908 - Richard Steffen collection
  • Drayman w/ Horses & Dray Wagon No Location Iowa No Date - Richard Steffen collection
  • Toledo & North Western RR Depot & Hotel Stevens Iowa 1887 - Richard Steffen collection
  • Toledo & North Western RR Railroad Warning Sign "Look Out Cars" No date - Richard Steffen collection
  • Toledo & North Western RR Locomotive #206 Wreck Photo Mud Lake Iowa 1899 - Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW Wreck Photo No Location Iowa 1899 - Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW Advertisement for New Commuitites and New Lines of Railroad 1889 - CNW Document / Richard Steffen collection
  • Cover Art for CNW TimeTable 1884 - CNW Document / Richard Steffen collection
  • Toledo & North Western RR TimeTable 1881 - 1885 - CNW document / Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW TimeTable Des Moines Division 1881 - 1885 - CNW Document / Richard Steffen collection
  • CNW TimeTable Northern Iowa Division 1881 - 1885 - CNW Document / Richard Steffen collection
  • Preparing CNW Steam Engines 100 Years Ago - North Western Bulletin, October 1910
  • How They Set Em Up - North Western Bulletin : October 1910
  • CNW Locomotive Class D 4-4-2 Atlantic #1274 Photo Chicago 1937 - Art Davidson photo / Henry Bender Jr. collection
  • CNW Locomotive Class R-1 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #1153 Photo Racine Junction Wisconsin 1952 - CNWHS collection
  • CNW Locomotive GE C40-8 #8674 Photo Elmhurst Illinois 1993 - Dennis Norris photo
  • CNW Locomotive GE C40-9 #8710 Photo Peoria Illinois 1996 - Kevin EuDaly collection
  • CNW Locomotive GE C40-8 #8653 Photo Arcadia Iowa 1994 - T. N. Colbert photo
  • CNW Locomotive GE C40-9 #8609 Photo DeWitt Iowa 1994 - T. N. Colbert photo
  • CNW Locomotive GE C40-8 #8610 Photo Council Bluffs Iowa 1994 - George Cockle photo / Kevin EuDaly collection
  • CNW Locomotive GE C40-9 #8648 Photo Vincent California 1996 - Randy Keller photo
  • CNW Locomotive GE C40-9 #8611 Photo Antelope Mine Wyoming 1994 - Tom Carlson photo
  • St Paul Minnesota Skyline w/ CNW Train Photo 1995 - Ron Burkhardt photo

Editor's Notes:
In This Issue:
C&NWHS 2010 Annual Meet Highlights
Jewell Junction, Iowa Part I From Prairie to Railroad Town by Richard Steffen
Purchase of the M&StL Approved by the ICC- 50 Years Ago
How the Boys set 'Em Up - Preparing Steam 100 Years Ago

North Western Photo Section - C&NW Dash 9s Before the Patch Work
Pardon the silly question, but have you paid any particular attention to periods in text? They’re just tiny little dots dwarfed by a bunch of big letters, yet they “carry a lot of weight.” They are significant characters in the written world.
A few months ago, I received an email from author Richard Steffen who was preparing to send me a feature on Jewell Junction, Iowa, for North Western Lines. His package came, but before I opened it, I consulted an Iowa map to see where Jewell was located and to see if it had any significance on the surface. Well, this certainly wasn’t like Des Moines — quite the opposite in fact.
I discovered that Jewell was one of those tiny little dots like a lot of other Iowa towns that I doubt I would tour.
I got around to opening the package, and upon eyeballing the contents, I uttered something like “you’ve got to be kidding me!”
To make a long story short, what Richard did was take a shovel, bulldozer, and whatever other “earth tool” exists and turned up a gold mine of C&NW history.
This little dot was an active railroad junction, and Richard did a monumental amount of homework in putting together this multi-part tribute to Jewell.
The article is loaded with information and accounts from newspapers and other historical sources, and the text weaves through a massive amount of images, documents, maps, and other pieces of artwork. I hope you’ll find Jewell Junction to be an interesting discovery.
Also in this issue, we have presented just a few of the pictorial highlights from the Annual Meet in Kenosha plus a nice photo section of C&NW Dash 9s in action before they became patched. Our news photo from David Wendorf taken right after the meet served as our inspiration for this feature.
We have an account of the M&StL purchase which took place 50 years ago, and read how C&NW shops prepared new steam locomotives for service 100 years ago in 1910.
This issue, as you may have already noticed, marks a return to a previous NWL format. We have increased the page count to 64 and have dropped the Newsliner insert. The columns have returned to the front part of the magazine. While we can better accommodate lengthy features (such as Jewell Junction) without sacrificing text or worthy images, we anticipate catering to a wider variety of articles. Please keep us in mind if you have a story idea.
—Steve Jessup
NWL Production Editor


Copyright © 2004 CNWHS. All rights reserved.
Web design by Central Ridge