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3 2016 Issue Overview

In This Issue:
  • CNW Locomotive EMD E8A #5025-A Photo Leading Express Train 625 Chicago 1978 - Michael Guss Photo
  • Alf H. Modine Remembered - 1928-2013 Obituary - John Fisher
  • CNWHS Archives Project Information 2016 - Mike Lenzen - President's Notes
  • Modeling Notes - Dennis Norris
  • CNWHS Archives Progress Report - Dave Phillips
  • CNWHS Archives Building Fund Update - Tim Coyle
  • CNW Locomotive EMD SD70ACe #1995 Photo Marshalltown Iowa 2012 - Steve Jessup Photo
  • Frac Sand Developments - Western Wisconsin 2016 - Michael W. Blaszak - North Western News
  • UPY Conducts Military Train Movement from Fort McCoy Wisconsin 2016 - Michael W. Blaszak - North Western News
  • ex - CNWRR Ravinia Depot Restoration Approaches Completment, Highland Park Illinois 2016 - Michael W. Blaszak - North Western News
  • Cliffs Natural Resources, Incorporated Opens United Iron Ore Mine Eveleth Minnesota 2016 - Rich Peters
  • Cliffs Natural Resources, Incorporated Closes Empire Mine Palmer Michigan 2016 - Rich Peters
  • Cliffs Natural Resources, Incorporated Negotiates 10-year Contract to Supply ArcelotMittal Steel with Taconite Pellets Eleveth Minnesota 2016 - Rich Peters
  • Tilden Iron Ore Mine nearby Marquette Michigan Continues Mining Operations after Closure of Empire Mine in Same Area 2016 - Rich Peters
  • Wisconsin DOT & Legislature Approves Investment of $15 to $17 Million to Rehabilitate Wisconsin River Bridge [Wisconsin & Southern RR] at Merrimac Wisconsin 2016 - Jerry Krug
  • Rapid City Pierre & Eastern RR Completes Siding Construction at Aurora and Huron South Dakota 2016 - Mike Blaszak - North Western News
  • CNWHS 2016 Meet Highlights - Annual Meeting Recap - Photo & Model Contests Winners - CNWHS Staff
  • Minneapolis Northfield & Southern RR Locomotive EMD SW-1500 Photo leading MN&SRR Caboose Minneapolis Minnesota 2016 - David Nelson Photo
  • Progressive Rail Corporation [Minneapolis Northfield & Southern RR] Locomotive EMD SW-1500 Photo leading MN&SRR Caboose Minneapolis Minnesota 2016 - David Nelson Photo
  • St Paul Union Station Photo 2016 - David Nelson Photo
  • Growing Up with the North Western in Park Ridge, Illinois - Michael W. Blaszak
  • CNW Commuter Train Cab Car #261 [Train #708] Stopped at Park Ridge Illinois Station 1972 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD F7A #416 Leading Commuter Train Park Ridge Illinois 1978 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD F7A #4060-C Leading Commuter Train #615 Park Ridge Illinois 1972 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD GP7 #1637 Photo Leading Short Freight Train Park Ridge Illinois 1972 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD F7A #4072-C Leading Commuter Train at Dee Road Station Park Ridge Illinois 1972 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD GP30 #817 Leads Freight Train #576 at Park Ridge Illinois 1973 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD E8A #639 Leads Commuter Train Des Plaines River Bridge Park Ridge Illinois 1973 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • CNW Locomtive EMD E8A #5027-A Leads Commuter Train #654 Park Ridge Illinois 1972 - Michael W. Blaszak Photo
  • What Lies Beneath [Sub Surface Coal Mine Shafts Beneath Benld Illinois] - Charles L. Voyles Sr.
  • CNW Engineering Department Right of Way Map Survey Station 45 + 05 to Station 214 - 70 [Benld Illinois] 1917 - CNW Document - CNWHS Archives
  • How C&NW & Southern Rwy Coordinate Coal Train to Carlinville Illinois [Sub-Article] - Charles L. Voyles Sr.
  • Time Return & Delay Report of Road Engineers and Firemen 1980 - CNW Document - Charles L. Voyles Sr. Collection
  • CNW Right of Way Through Benld Illinois Depicted on 2 Maps - CNWRR & NSRy System Sub-Maps - WRP Collection
  • Modeling C&NW [DIFCO] Side-Dump Ballast Car - Eric Salter
  • CNW Side-Dump Ballast Car #743012 [DIFCO] Photo 1990 - Joe Piersen Photo
  • CNW Side-Dump Ballast Car #743001 Photo Proviso Illinois 1990 - Joe Piersen Photo
  • The Pioneer Special the Left Too Early - CNWRR Passenger Train Wreck at Logan Iowa 1896 - Richard Steffen
  • CNW Locomotive 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #774 Leading Excursion Passenger Train Logan Iowa 1896 - Trains Magazine Photo January 1973
  • CNW Depot Photo Logan Iowa 1902 - Richard Steffen Collection
  • CNW System Map Depicting Logan Iowa 1872 - CNW Document - Logan Public Library
  • Plat Map [Partial] of Central Portion of Logan Iowa 1872 - Logan Public Library
  • CNW TimeTable Form #400 Chicago to Omaha Nebraska 1892 - CNW Document - Richard Steffen Collection
  • CNW Railroad Yard Photos Missouri Valley Iowa No Date - Richard Steffen Collection
  • CNW Excursion Passenger Train Wreck Photo Logan Iowa 1896 - Harrison County Iowa Museum Photo
  • CNW Excursion Passenger Train Wreck Photo Logan Iowa 1896 - Harrison County Iowa Museum Photo
  • CNW Excursion Passenger Train Wreck Photo Logan Iowa 1896 - Harrison County Iowa Museum Photo
  • [CNWRR] SD-40 Anniversary Photo Section - CNWHS Staff
  • CNW Locomotive EMD SD40-2 #878 Leading Ballast Train St Paul Minnesota 1986 - Jim Sheppard Photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD SD40 #867 Photo St Paul Minnesota 1980 - Jim Sheppard Photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD SD40 #888 Photo Sioux City Iowa 1980 - Alan Christianson Photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD SD40 #887 Photo Leading Freight Train Chester Minnesota 1983 - WRP Collection
  • CNW Locomotive EMD SD40 #869 Photo At Peshtigo River Bridge Marinette Wisconsin 1989 - R. R. Nuss Photo
  • CNW Hopper Car #135799 in Bi-Centennial Paint Scheme 1976 - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Locomotive EMD SD50 #7010 Leading TOFC Train Logan Iowa 1993 - John Rus Photo

Editor's Notes:
Features
9 C&NWHS 2016 Annual Meet Highlights
17 What Do You Know?
18 Growing Up With the North Western in Park Ridge, Illinois
by Michael W. Blaszak
26 What Lies Beneath
by Charles L. Voyles Sr.
36 Modeling C&NW Difco Side-Dump Ballast Cars
by Eric Salter
40 The Pioneer Special That Left Too Early
by Richard Steffen
50 SD40 50th Anniversary Photo Section


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