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4 2007 Issue Overview

In This Issue:
  • The Midland Branch Line in Iowa Book : Letter to the Editor - Paul R. Horst reviewer
  • CNW Steam Powered Rotary Snow Plow Photo Rock Michigan No Date - Ron Kaminen collection
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC #1312 Photo Rock Springs Wisconsin 1993 - A. Robert Johnson photo / CNWHS collection
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC #1315 Photo Baraboo Wisconsin 1994 - A. Robert Johnson photo / CNWHS collection
  • CGW [Trailer on Flat Car] TOFC History - Bud Wilder
  • CNW LCL Freight House w/ F Landon Semi-Trailers Photo Proviso Illinois 1942 - Jack Delano Photo / Library of Congress Collectiop
  • M&StL RR Diesel Cab All Weather Window Model Photo - Clark Probst modeller
  • Construction of CNW Boone High Bridge Information - Larry Ackerman / Eric Augaitis
  • CNW - UP Business Special Theatre Car "Council Bluffs" Activity - Larry Ackerman / Eric Augaitis
  • CNW - UP Signals Beverly Iowa 2007 - Larry Ackerman / Justin Hardecopf
  • CNW Locomotive GE C44-9W #8701 Photo Wheatland Iowa 2007 - Jerry Krug photo
  • DM&E RR Locomotive EMD GP40 #4002 Photo Leading Special Train New Ulm Minnesota 2006 - Jerry Huddleston photo
  • DM&E RR Locomotive EMD SD40 #6084 Paint Data 2007 - Jerry Huddleston
  • Metra Commuter Train Scheduling 2007 - North Western News
  • CN RY - DM&E RR Purchase Agreement September 2007 - L. W. Andreessen / Dan Grossell
  • CP RY Bridge Washout Information Minnesota City Iowa 2007 - Matt Carlson / Robert C. Anderson
  • CNW [ex- KLEMME CO-OP] Grain Hopper Photo Elmhurst Illinois 2007 - Jerry Krug photo
  • Cowboy Trail Arabia Ranch Johnstown Nebraska Information - Michael M. Bartels
  • CNW Way Car Caboose #11119 Photo Elk Grove Village Illinois 2007 - Chris Keating photo
  • M&StL RR Coal Chute Marshalltown Iowa 1903 - 1927 - Dennis Holmes / Gene Green
  • M&StL RR Track Plan Map Marshalltown Facilities 1930? - CNW Document / CNWHS Archives
  • M&StL RR Coal Chute Photo Marshalltown Iowa 1927? - CNW Document / CNWHS Archives
  • M&StL Coal Trestle Marshalltown Iowa 1927? - M&StL Photo
  • M&StL RR Coal Chute Trestle Photo Marshalltown Iowa 1927? - CNW Document / CNWHS Archives
  • M&StL RR Coaling Facility Photo Marshalltown Iowa 1930 - CNW Document / CNWHS Archives
  • M&StL RR Coaling Facility Photo Marshalltown Iowa 1930? - CNW Document / CNWHS collection
  • M&StL RR Coaling Trestle Photo Marshalltown Iowa 1927? - M&StL RR photo
  • M&StL Coaling Facility Corinth Iowa No Date - M&StL Photo
  • M&StL RR Coaling Facility Photo Grand Junction Iowa No Date - M&StL RR photo
  • M&StL RR Coaling Station List 1923 & 1952 - Howlet Construction Company / M&StL RR Document
  • CGW Water Bottle Auxiliary Water Tenders - Dave Fiore Sr.
  • CGW Auxiliary Water Tender #033 Photo No Location 1939 - Railway Mechanical Engineer magazine / Donald E. Vaughn Collection
  • CGW Locomotive Class T-1 2-10-4 #863 Texas w/ Auxiliary Tender Photo Council Bluffs Iowa No Date - Donald E. Vaughn collection
  • CGW Auxiliary Tender Drawing 1914 - M&StL RR Equipment Diagram Book / Donald E. Vaughn Collection
  • CGW Locomotive 2-8-2 Mikado #758 w/ Auxiliary Tender Photo No Location No Date - Donald E. Vaughn collection
  • CGW Locomotive Class L-3 2-8-2 Mikado #758 w/ Texas Tender Photo No Location No Date - Donald E. Vaughn collection
  • CGW Locomotive 2-8-2 Mikado #717 w/ Auxiliary Tender Photo No Location 1903's - Donald E. Vaughn collection
  • CGW Locomotive 2-10-4 Class T-1 Texas #870 w/ Auxiliary Tender Photo Oelwein Iowa 1940's - Donald E. Vaughn collection
  • CGW Locomotive Class T-1 2-10-4 Class Texas #863 w/ Auxiliary Tender Photo Oelwein Iowa 1949 - Donald E. Vaughn collection
  • The Last of Steam : CNW : Locomotive : Dead Line : Scrap - Chris Keating
  • CNW Locomotive 620 Alco 4-6-2 Pacific Yellow Jacket Photo Jefferson Park Illinois 1955 - Richard Sholtz Photo
  • CStPM&O Locomotive Class Z 2-8-0 Consolidation #218 Photo w/ Ore Train Duluth Minnesota 1955 - Wayne C. Olsen photo / CNWHS collection
  • CNW Locomotive 4-6-2 Pacific #597 Photo Des Plaines Illinois 1955 - CNWHS collection
  • CNW Locomotive #674 Photo Evansville Brooklyn Wisconsin 1955 - CNWHS collection
  • CNW Locomotive 4-6-2 Pacific "Yellow Jacket" #617 w/ "The Viking" Train Photo Elroy Wisconsin 1955 - Ken Zurn photo CNWHS collection
  • CNW Locomotive Class E-2 4-6-2 Pacific Class #2908 Photo Woodstock Illinois 1955 - Bob Collins photo / CNWHS collection
  • CNW Locomotive Class R-1 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #178 Photo Woodstock Illinois 1955 - Bob Collins photo / CNWHS collection
  • CNW Locomotive 4-6-2 Pacific #647 Photo Des Plaines Illinois 1955 - Bob Collins photo / CNWHS collection
  • CNW Locomotive 4-6-2 Pacific #579 Photo Chicago Illinois 1956 - Wm. F. Armstrong photo / Eugene M. Lewis collection
  • Snow Fighting on the North Western Part I : Snow Plow : Wedge Plow : Rotary Snow Plow - Joe Follmar
  • CNW Breaking a Snow Drift Waseca County Minnesota 1917 - Ray Burhmaster Photo CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Snow Plowing Derailment Chapin Iowa 1984 - Jim Reuber Photo
  • CNW Wedge Plow on Alco Line Photo Rochester Minnesota 1971 - Norman Priebe Photo
  • CStPM&O Steam Engines and Zero Degrees Fahrenheit - James M. Fablon from Trains Magazine, April 1965
  • CStPM&O Locomotive Class I-2 4-6-2 Pacific #385 Photo St Paul Minnesota 1940's? - Joe Follmar Collection
  • CStPM&O Locomotive Class R-1 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #104 Photo St Paul Minnesota 1940's - Joe Follmar collection
  • The Winter of 1880-1881 - Wm. H. Stennett
  • CNW Locomotive Class R-1 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #1409 Photo Barrington Illinois 1944 - Bob Nicholls photo / James Reuber collection
  • CNW Dakota Extension Winter of 1880-1881 - William. H. Stennett
  • Winona & St Peter RR Crews Shovelling Snow Photo Sleepy Eye Minnesota 1880-1881 - CNWHS collection
  • Snow Cut Oshawa Station + Bresling's Cut + Goose Lake Cut + Kelly's Cut Photos Minnesota 1881 - CNWHS collection
  • CStPM&O Snow Bound Rail Yard Photo St James Minnesota 1880 - Joe Follmar collection
  • Shovelling Snow Photo Kelly's Cut Minnesota 1880 - CNWHS collection
  • CNW Wedge Plow #1 with 3 Locomotives Photo No Location No Date - CNWHS collection
  • The Blizzard of '49 : Snow : Snowplow : Rotary Blower : Wedge Plow - C&NW Newsliner / Ray Buhrmaster / St Croix County Historical Society
  • CNW Plowing Snow Photo Ivanhoe Minnesota 1951 - C&NW Newsliner / Ray Buhrmaster / St Croix County Historical Society
  • CNW Locomotive Class R-1 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler Class R-1 #1351 Photo Being Shovelled Out of a Snow Drift No Location 1945 - Ray Buhrmaster Photo / CNWHS collection
  • CStPM&O Snow Plowing Photo Bluff Switch Minnesota 1936 - Windom County Historical Society / Ray Buhrmaster W. Lenzen colllection
  • CStPM&O Snow Plowing Photo Northwestern Wisconsin 1936 - St Croix County Historical Society photo / Ray Buhrmaster collection
  • CNW Locomotive Class R-1 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #202 Photo Northwestern Wisconsin 1936 - St Croix County Historical Society photo / Ray Buhrmaster collection
  • CNW Locomotive Class J 2-8-2 Mikado #420 Photo Northwestern Wisconsin 1936 - Ray Buhrmaster photo / St Croix County Historical Society collection
  • Special Order No. 233 Antigo Wisconsin 1949 : CNW Operations - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Wedge Plow #X260489 Photo Evans Minnesota 1946 - Ewald Kintzi photo / Norm Priebe collection
  • 15 Foot Deep Snow Cut Photo Rochester Minnesota 1969 - Pat McMahon photo
  • CStPM&O Plowing Snow Photo LuVerne Beaver Creek Minnesota No Date - Blume Photo W. M. Lenzen Collection
  • CStPM&O Locomotive Breaking a Snow Drift No Location 1936 : Wedge Plow - W. M. Lenzen collection
  • CNW Class R-1 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #1402 Accident Photo Malone Wisconsin 1938 - Jerry Murphy collection
  • CNW Snow Plowing Train Photo Watersmeet Michigan No Date - Arnole Domanus photo / CNWHS collection
  • CNW Flanger Photo Watersmeet Michigan No Date - Arnole Domanus Photo CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Flanger Auxiliary Car Photo Watersmeet Michigan No Date - Arnole Domanus photo / CNWHS collection
  • Snowbound CNW Train Mankato + St Peter + New Ulm Minnesota - Lonnie McCabe
  • CNW Locomotive Class F-2 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #196 Photo Snowbound Wausau Nebraska 1917 - Ray Buhrmaster Photo / CNWHS collection
  • CNW Locomotive Class R-1 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #340 Leading Train #117 Photo in Snow Antigo Wisconsin 1917 - Ray Buhrmaster photo / CNWHS collection
  • CNW Locomotive Class D 4-4-2 Atlantic #1086 w/ Snow Plow Photo Washburn Wisconsin 1936 - A. W. Simms photo / Ray Buhrmaster collection / CNWHS collection
  • CNW Crew Shovelling Through a Snow Drift CNW Photo Washburn Wisconsin No Date - Chick Sheridan photo/ Ray Buhrmaster collection / CNWHS collection
  • C&NW's EMD MP15DC Switching Locomotives - Mark Carlson
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC #1309 Photo Proviso Illinois 1975 - George Horna photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC #1308 Photo Madison Wisconsin 1991 - Andy Smith photo
  • CNW Locomotives EMD MP15DC #1313 & #1315 Photo Janesville Wisconsin 1989 - Tom Farrell photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC Cab Close-Up Engineer Side Photo Highland Park Illinois 1994 - Kevin EuDaly photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC #1303 Photo Cedar Rapids Iowa 1990 - Tom Farrell photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC #1308 Photo Baraboo Wisconsin 1991 - A. Robert Johnson photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC #1306 Photo Proviso Illinois 1992 - Joe Piersen photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC #1304 Photo Blue Island Illinois 1995 - John Leopard photo
  • CNW Locomotives EMD GP7R #4142 & #4125 Photo Blue Island Illinois 1995 - John Leopard photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC #1304 Photo Kansas City Missouri 1980 - Bill Folsom photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC #1314 & #1315 Photo Janesville Wisconsin 1897 - Andy Smith photo
  • CNW Ballast Train Operation Photo Janesville Wisconsin 1987 : Rock Train - Andy Smith photo
  • CNW Locomotive Roster EMD MP15DC #1302 through #1316 1975 thru 2001 - Diesels of the Chicago & North Western - Withers Publishing
  • CNW Locomotives EMD MP15DC #1312 & #1315 Photo Clinton Iowa 1988 - Dick Scholz photo
  • CNW Locomotives EMD GP15-1 #4412 & #4413 Photo Clinton Iowa 1988 - Dick Scholz photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD GP9R #4559 Photo Clinton Iowa 1988 - Dick Scholz photo
  • CNW Locomotives EMD MP15DC #1308 & #1311 Photo Janesville Wisconsin 1988 - Kevin EuDaly collection
  • CNW Locomotive Specification Drawing EMD MP15DC - CNWHS Archives
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC #1302 Photo Cedar Rapids Iowa 1989 - J. Harlan Wilson photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC #1307 Photo Minneapolis Minnesota 1989 - Mike Guss photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC #1312 Photo Madison WIsconsin 1992 - Andy Smith photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC #1305 Photo Argentine Kansas 1982 - Kevin EuDaly photo
  • CNW Transfer Operations Photo Argentine Kansas 1982 - Kevin EuDaly photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC #1314 Photo Butler Wisconsin 1984 - Joe Piersen photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC #1313 Damage Photo McHenry Illinois 1990 - Joe Piersen photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC #1316 Photo Janesville Wisconsin 1987 - Andy Smith photo
  • CNW Locomotives EMD MP15DC #1310 & #1318 Photo Janesville Wisconsin 2002 - Kevin EuDaly photo
  • CNW - UPY Locomotives #1320 & #1327 Photo Janesville Wisconsin No Date - Jerry Krug photo
  • CNW - UPY EMD MP15DC #1318 Photo Janesville Wisconsin 2000 - Kevin EuDaly photo
  • CNW Locomotive EMD F7 #6505A Photo Eau Claire Wisconsin 1959 - A. Robert Johnson Photo / CNWHS Archive collection

Editor's Notes:
10 The Peoria Gateway by Dennis Holmes & Gene
Green
16 The Corn Belt Route by Dave Fiore, Sr.
20 Photo Section: The Last of Steam 1955–1956,
Part 1 by Chris Keating
26 Snow Fighting on the North Western, Part 1 by
Joe Follmar
28 Steam Engines and Zero by James M. Fablon
31 The Winter of 1880–1881 by William H.
Stennett
35 The Blizzard of ’49 C&NW Newsliner
38 Special Order No. 233 C&NW
42 Snowbound! by Lonnie McCabe
46 C&NW’s MP15DCs by Mark Carlson

With winter fast approaching, this issue takes a
look at a sporadic operation of the North Western — fighting snow.
Though recent years haven’t been particularly severe, it’s pretty safe to say that the railroads aren’t through fighting snow in North America. Though global warming seems to be the belief of the day, there is a growing group of
scientists that believe the data reveals we’re simply in a long-term warm weather cycle, and soon enough we’ll be back into harder winters.
Personally, I love Old Man Winter, and prefer winter to summer, so for
those like me, the main feature of this issue is somewhat wishful thinking. Regardless of weather preferences, Joe Follmar has put together a fascinating series of articles on the history of the C&NW and snow fighting. In the next part we’ll focus on a couple blizzards there wasn’t room for in this issue, plus a detailed look at the North Western’s snow fighting equipment.
Production has begun on two books that will be completed through the
fall and winter months. The first will be a look at the Air Line between Milwaukee and Fond du Lac by Jim Yanke. It features a town-by-town look
down the length of the Air Line, and is packed with information and
photography. Look for an ad in the next issue or keep an eye on the website.
The second book is an effort similar to the popular CGW depot book, but
this time it’s M&StL depots and it’s authored by Dennis Holmes.
Speaking of the CGW and the M&StL, I want to express my appreciation to
Dennis Holmes and Gene Green for handling the M&StL column that will be
featured in every North Western Lines magazine, essentially guaranteeing
coverage of that beloved road in each issue. On the CGW front, Dave
Fiore, Sr., is handling the column for the Great One, so hats off to
him, as well. Anything you have that would help these folks fill their
respective section each month would be very much appreciated. As you can
see with this issue, I’ve expanded both of these columns significantly,
from the previous two-page space to a multi-page presentation. We’ll
keep that up as long as there is material coming in, so dig through your
files and send in appropriate material. Photos should come to me,
written material both to me and the editors, and please note my new address on the masthead.
Wherever you are along the line, wishing you…
the Best of Everything!
–Kevin EuDaly, Editor
North Western Lines


Kevin EuDaly


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