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Spring 1998 Issue Overview

In This Issue:
  • DM&E RR Route Selection Trip Report 1997 - Schieffer - CEO
  • Galena Railroad Days at Beloit : Galena & Chicago Union RR - Paul Behrens
  • A Chronicle of Notable South Line Iowa Misfortunes 1884 - 1923 - Ron Sims
  • Southern Iowa Coal Branch - The Story of C&NW's South Line - Ron Sims
  • CGW Caboose #601 Photo Fort Dodge Iowa 1971 - Don Vaughn photo
  • CNW Locomotive Class E? 4-6-2 Pacific Beloit Wisconsin 1950's - Roy Peterson photo / Cedric Peterson collection
  • CGW Caboose #210 Photo Oelwein Iowa 1943 - Don Vaughn photo
  • Movement of Documents + Photos + Materials from Boone Iowa to CNHS Archives 1998 - Joe Piersen
  • CNWHS Fall 1997 Modelling Survey Results - CNWHS Staff
  • Last CNW Steam-powered Passenger Train Out of Eagle Grove Iowa 1953 Additional Details - Paul Bliss
  • History of Railroads in Iowa Details - Robert Drenth
  • CNW / CGW X 4000 Series Flat Car Additional Details - Don Vaughn
  • 130 Years of CNW Ore Cars Additional Details - Bob Welke
  • CNW Trackage Details Lancaster Iowa - Jim Kitelinger
  • Name Trains Operating in the Mid-West - Joe Piersen
  • CNW ATS Project Chicago to Milwaukee 1953 - Lloyd Keyser
  • CNW Gas Electric Motor Cars Using Oneida Prime Movers - Keith Kohlmann / William Armstrong
  • CNW Gas Electric Motor Car # 9915 Photo w/ Oneida Prime Mover No Location No Date - William Armstrong
  • CNW Aladdin Lantern Details - Dave Todd
  • CNW Way Car Caboose Green & Yellow Painting Details 1972 - CNWHS Staff
  • CNW Boxcar Reweigh Specifications Details - CNWHS Archives
  • Prairie Trail CD by Heron Rail Video - Al Vanderpoel reviewer
  • CNW Bibliography 1998 - Ray Jorgensen
  • CNW Locomotive EMD MP15DC Retaining CNW Paint Scheme and Number 1998 - Steve Suhs
  • CNW Locomotives EMD GP7 to be Sold List 1998 - Steve Suhs
  • CNW Locomotive EMD GP7 to be Scrapped 1998 - Steve Suhs
  • CNW Locomotive EMD GP7 #4139 Operated by Respondek RR w/ Lime Green Paint Scheme 1998 - Steve Suhs
  • CNW Former Kedzie Avenue Tower Closed 1998 - North Western Limited
  • CNW Boxcar Series - 162000 [ 126 Total ] Acquired by CSX 1998 - Tom Krawczykowski
  • CNW Theatre Car #420 Restoration 1998 - Greg Drawbaugh
  • Kenosha - Milwaukee Commuter Service Proposal 1998 - Tom Krawczykowski
  • Former CNW Arkeny - Slater Iowa Branch Line Abandonment Proposal 1998 - Dave Kroeger
  • CNW - Related Railroad Fairs and Events 1998 - Betty Jo Brown - NRM Press Release
  • DM&E RR Applies to Construct Right of Way to Wyoming Coal Fields 1998 - Loren Johnson
  • CP RY Considering Permitting Trackage Rights to DM&E RR Winona Minnesota to Portage Wisconsin 1998 - Karl Rasmussen
  • DM&E RR Sells 6 Ex-Milwaukee Road Locomotives EMD SD10's 1998 - Dick Wilson
  • Nobels Rock RR Operates Sioux Falls Branch Line 1998 - Dick Wilson
  • Nobels Rock RR Acquired by Cascade Railcorp, Inc, Green Bay Wisconsin 1998 - Dick Wislon
  • Nebkota RY Executive Locomotives EMD F7's Moved to CP RY 1998 - Dick Wilson
  • DM&E RR Route Selection Report for Wyoming Coal Field Right of Way 1998 - Kevin Schieffer President & CEO, DM&E RR
  • Beloit Wisconsin from 1891 Plat Book of Rock County Wisconsin - Hedberg Public Library Janesville Wisconsin
  • Beloit Wisconsin Aerial View Drawing - Beloit Public Library
  • Galena & Chicago Union RR Involvement & Activities Beloit Wisconsin 1847- 1864 - Paul Behrens
  • Michigan and Rock River RR Details 1840 - ? - Paul Behrens
  • Madison and Beloit RR Details 1840's - 1850's - Paul Behrens
  • Beloit and Taycheedah RR Activities 1850's - Paul Behrens
  • Clinton Carriage Works Drawing Beloit Wisconsin 1873 - Plat Book of Rock County - Hedberg Public Library Janesville Wisconsin
  • Wayne Crossman Farm Beloit Wisconsin Area Drawing w/ CNW Train in Foreground - Hedberg Public Library Janesville Wisconsin
  • Map of Beloit Wisconsin Area Railroads 1864 - CNWHS Archives
  • Rock River Covered Bridge Photo Beloit Wisconsin1881 - Beloit Historical Society
  • CNW Bridge Photo Rock River Beloit Wisconsin 1900? - Beloit Public Historical Society
  • Rock River and Bridges Photo Looking East Beloit Wisconsin 1900? - Beloit Historical Society
  • Rock River Valley Union RR Mention 1850? - Paul Behrens
  • Beloit and Fort Winnebago RR Mention 1850? - Paul Behrens
  • Rockford and Rock Island RR Mention 1850? - Paul Behrens
  • Beloit and Madison RR Mention 1852? - Paul Behrens
  • Belvidere Branch Line - Galena and Chicago Union RR 1852 - Paul Behrens
  • Milwaukee and Mississippi RR Mention 1850 - Paul Behrens
  • Racine Janesville and Mississippi RR Mention 1853 - Paul Behrens
  • Kenosha and Beloit RR Mention 1853 - Paul Behrens
  • Racine and Mississippi Railroad Mention 1855 - Paul Behrens
  • Galena & Chicago Union RR TimeTable 1856 - Paul Behrens
  • Chicago St Paul and Fond du Lac RR Information1858 - Paul Behrens
  • Kenosha Rockford and Rock Island RR Mention 1859 - Paul Behrens
  • Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien RR Mention 1864 - Paul Behrens
  • West Wisconsin RR Mention - Paul Behrens
  • North Wisconsin RR Mention - Paul Behrens
  • Winona and St Peter RR Mention 1880 - Paul Behrens
  • CNW Depot Photo Beloit Wisconsin Late 1800's - Beloit Historical Society
  • CNW Depot Beloit Photo 1940's - Beloit Historical Society
  • CNW Rock River Bridge Photo Beloit Wisconsin 1997 - Paul Behrens photo
  • CNW Timetable Madison Division 1864 - CNW document / Paul Behrens collection
  • Galena & Chicago Union RR TimeTable 1864 - CNW document / Paul Behrens collection
  • CGW All-Time Caboose Roster - Rex Beach
  • CGW Painting and Lettering Scheme Specification Sheet - Don Vaughn
  • CGW Caboose Assignments to 25March1963 - Don Vaughn
  • CGW Original Caboose Assignments - Rex Beach
  • GGW Caboose #353 Photo No Location 1934 - Don Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose Elevation and Plan View Drawing & Specifications for Units : #10 - #25 + #94 + #96 + #123 - #160 - CGW document / Don Vaughn collection
  • CGW Caboose #53 Photo Council Bluffs Iowa 1953 - Don Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #89 Photo No Location 1889 - Frank Ellington photo / Don Vaughn collection
  • CGW Caboose Elevation and Plan View Drawing & Specifications #187 - #92 - CGW document / Don Vaughn collection
  • CGW Caboose Elevation and Plan View Drawing & Specifications #102 - #116 - CGW document / Don Vaughn collection
  • CGW Caboose #127 Photo South Baltimore Car Works 1902 - CGW document / Don Vaughn collection
  • CGW Caboose #225 Photo 1910 - AC&F Photo / Don Vaughn collection
  • CGW [ Wisconsin Minnesota & Pacific RR ] Caboose #144 Photo No Location 1943 - Don Vaughn collection
  • CGW Caboose Elevation and Plan View Drawing & Specifications #350 - #365 - CGW document / Don Vaughn collection
  • CGW Caboose #355 Photo Council Bluffs Iowa 1961 - Lou Schmitz photo
  • CGW [ Iron Range RR ] Caboose #362 Photo Oelwein Iowa 1937 - CGW document / Don Vaughn collection
  • CGW Caboose Elevation and Plan View Drawing & Specifications #W404 - CGW document / Don Vaughn collection
  • CGW Caboose #404 Photo No Location 1936 - Don Vaughn collection
  • CGW Caboose #403 Photo No Location 1940's - CGW document / Don Vaughn collection
  • CGW Caboose #500 Photo No Location 1936 - S. R. Wood photo / Don Vaughn collection
  • CGW Caboose Elevation and Plan View Drawing & Specifications #600 - 624 - CGW document / Don Vaughn collection
  • CGW Caboose #602 Photo Chicago 1947 - Don Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #622 Photo No Location 1940's? - Don Vaughn collection
  • CGW Caboose #618 Photo Council Bluffs Iowa 1953 - Don Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose Paint Schemes - Don Vaughn
  • Southern Iowa RY Electric Interurban Motor Car #109 Photo No Location 1961 - Don Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #202 Photo West Des Moines Iowa 1976 - Don Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #202 Photo w/ Grey Primer Paint Scheme No Location 1983 - Don Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #628 Photo Oelwein Iowa 1955 - Don Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #176 Photo Council Blufs Iowa 1961 - Don Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #10538 Photo Mason City Iowa 1987 - Don Vaughn photo
  • CNW Way Car Caboose #51015 [ CGW # 616 ] Photo Clinton Iowa 1989 - Don Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #221 Photo Oelwein Iowa 1955 - W. A. Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #202 Photo WestOelwein Iowa 1960 - V. Allan Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #176 [ CNW #10540 ] Photo Fort Dodge Iowa No Date - Don Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #600 Photo Oelwein Iowa 1955 - V. Allan Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #X200 MOW Train Photo Oelwein Iowa 1950's - V. Allan Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #626 Photo Oelwein Iowa 1970 - R. S. Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #612 Photo Oelwein Iowa 1970 - R. S. Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #623 Photo Oewlwein Iowa 1972 - Don Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #605 Photo Oelwein Iowa 1972 - Don Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #601 Photo Oelwein Iowa 1972 - Don Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #628 Photo Oelwein Iowa 1955 - W. A. Vaughn photo
  • CNW Way Car Caboose #10530 [ CGW #? ] Photo Eagle Grove City Iowa 1975 - Don Vaughn photo
  • CNW Way Car Caboose #10571 [CGW #608 ] Photo Mason City Iowa 1987 - Don Vaughn photo
  • Operations on the Southern Iowa Coal Branch - The Story of C&NW's South Line - Ron Sims
  • A Trip on the Southern Iowa Coal Branch [ CNW ] - "Editor's Private Car" North Western System Magazine 1924
  • CNW Locomotive Class B-1 4-4-0 american Standard #393 Photo w/ Coal Train Stark Iowa 1903 - A. Meisinger photo Ron Sims collection
  • CNW South Line [ Iowa ] Locomotive 4-4-0 American Standard Photo Crossing Big Windy Trestle Hartwick Iowa 1910 - Waldo McLennen photo / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Iowa Division Reported Earnings Statement ca. 1885 - Ron Sims
  • CNW Iowa Division TimeTable #99 1886 - Larry Nelson collection
  • CNW Locomotive Class A-3 4-4-0 American Standard #138 [ Winona & St Peter RR #30 ] Photo Stark Iowa 1905 - A. Meisinger photo / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Statement of Mileage for Construction Locomotives for the Ottumwa Cedar Falls and St Paul RR 1884 - CNW document / CNWHS Archives
  • Approach to CNW South Line Bridge @ Iowa River Photo Belle Plaine Iowa 1905 - A. Meisinger photo / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Section Crew w/ Speeder Photo Stark Iowa 1903 - A. Meisinger photo Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Depot Photo What Cheer Iowa 1915 - John Jacobs photo / Ron Sims collection
  • What Cheer Iowa Explanation of Name - Ron Sims
  • CNW South Line Depot Photo Atwood Iowa 1910 - John Jacobs photo / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW South Line Depot Photo Tilton Iowa 1910 - Ron Sims collection
  • CNW South Line Map No Date - CNWHS collection
  • CNW South Line Depot Photo Hartwick Iowa No Date - Waldo McLennen photo / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW South Line Depot Photo Tioga Iowa 1920's - Ron Sims collection
  • CNW South Line Depot Photo Carnforth Iowa 1910 - Ron Sims collection
  • CNW South Line Depot Photo Danforth Iowa 1900 - Waldo McLennen photo / Ron Sims collection
  • Iowa Plat Map Depicting Consolidated Coal Company Operations Muchakinock Iowa 1921 - CNWHS collection
  • CNW South Line Depot Photo Guernsey Iowa 1910 - Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Depot Interior Photo w/ Agent Guernsey Iowa 1910 - Waldo McLennen photo / Ron Sims collection
  • Lumber Yard and Elevator Photo Adjacent to CNW Right of Way Guernsey Iowa 1900's - Ron Sims collection
  • Iowa Plat Map Depicting Consolidated Coal Company Operations Harrison and Eddyville Iowa 1921 - CNWHS collection
  • CNW South Line Depot Photo Stark Iowa No Date - A. Meisinger photo Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Speeder Photo w/ Officials Stark Iowa No Date - Ron Sims collection
  • Lost Creek Railroad Company - Ron Sims
  • CNW South Line Depot Photo Wright Iowa 1920's - Jim Hackney photo Ron Sims collection
  • CNW South Line Depot Photo Deep River Iowa 1931 - Robert Brown collection
  • CNW Station Agent and RPO Clerk Photo Wright Iowa No Date - Jim Hackney photo / Ron Sims collection
  • What Cheer Iowa Vicinity Railroads No Date - Rock Island Technical Society / CNWHS
  • CNW South Line [ Iowa ] Coal Mine Detail Map No Date - Iowa County Plat Map / Ron Sims collection
  • What Cheer Iowa Plat Map 1893 - Keokuk County Plat Map 1893 / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW South Line [ Iowa ] Time Table Belle Plain to #10 Junction No Date - CNW document / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW TimeTable Iowa & Minnesota Division #10 Junction to Belle Plaine Iowa 1910 - CNW document / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW South Line [ Iowa ] Bridge Crossing Des Moines River Photo Arkel Iowa pre - 1914 - A. Meisinger photo Ron Sims collection
  • CNW South Line Depot Photo and Yard Buston Iowa 1908 - Ron Sims collection
  • Bluff Creek Vicinity Map Consolidated Coal Company 1921 - Mahaska County Atlas 1913 / Ron Sims Collection
  • CNW Depot Photo Lakonta [ Truax ] Iowa 1905 - Jim Rueber collection
  • CNW Depot Photo Buxton Iowa No Date - Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Miners' Train Photo Buxton Iowa 1910 - Ron Sims collection
  • CNW South Line [ Iowa ] Train Order #18 - CNW document / Ron Sims collection
  • Consolidated Coal Company Mine #14 Photo North of Buxton Iowa 1910 - Ron Sims collection
  • Rex Fuel Company Photo Durfee Works No Date - Ron Sims collection
  • Consolidated Coal Company Mine #13 Photo East of Buxton Iowa 1910 - Ron Sims collection
  • Consolidated Coal Company Mine #15 Photo Bluff Creek Township Iowa 1910 - Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Locomotive Class R-1 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler #1105 Photo w/ Coal Train Stark Iowa 1905 - A. Meisinger photo / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Locomotive 4-4-0 American Standard #???? Hartwick Iowa pre - 1911 - Waldo McLennen photo / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Gas Electric Motor Car #9903 Photo Wright Iowa 1931 - Jim Hackney photo / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Depot Crew and Motor Car Crew photo Wright Iowa pre - 1931 - Jim Hackney photo / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Depot Passenger Photo Wright Iowa Pre - 1931 - Jim Hackney photo / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Passenger Train on the South Line [ Iowa ] 1913 - Waldo McLennen photo / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW South Line [ Iowa ] Table of Locomotive Facilities - Ron Sims
  • CNW Iowa and Minnesota Division Instructions to Yardmasters, Freight Conductors, and Agents 1910 - CNW document / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Location and Specifications for Track Scales Iowa and Minnesota Division 1910 - CNW document / Ron Sims collection
  • Aerial View Photo of What Cheer [ Iowa ] Clay Products Company 1910 - John Jacobs photo / Ron Sims collection
  • Consolidated Coal Company Mines of Wayne Township Iowa 1921 - Mahaska County Atlas 1913 / Ron Sims collection
  • Consolidated Coal Company Mine #18 Photo South of Consol Iowa No Date - Ron Sims collection
  • CNW South Line [ Iowa ] Section Crew Photo Hartwick Iowa 1910? - Fred Bees photo / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Timetable#74 for Iowa and Minnesota Division 1923 - CNW document / Ron Sims collection
  • Consolidated Coal Company Mine #19 Photos of Adjunct Buildings and Activities South of Consol Iowa No Date - Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Depot Photo Belle Plaine Iowa 1985 - Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Depot Guernsey Depot Photo 1950 - John Vander Mass photo / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Depot Photo Hartwick Iowa 1950 - John Vander Mass photo / Ron Sims collection
  • Lakonta Iowa Plat Map 1913 - Mahaska County Atlas 1913 / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW South Line TimeTable #176 Belle Plaine Iowa to What Cheer Iowa 1937 - CNW document / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW TimeTable #1 What Cheer to Belle Plaine Iowa 1957 - CNW document / Ron Sims collection
  • Conductor Hugh Glillen and Engineer Archie Henry Prepare for CNW South Line Last Run 1958 - Belle Plaine Union newspaper photo / Ron Sims collection
  • CNW Structures Remaining at Deep River Iowa 1986 - Ron Sims photo
  • CNW Culvert on South Line [ Iowa ] 1986 - Ron Sims photo
  • Concrete Piers Once Supported CNW Des Moines River Bridge Photo Arkel Iowa 1985 - Ron Sims photo
  • CGW Caboose #175 Photo Des Moines Iowa 1971 - R. S. Vaughn photo
  • CGW Caboose #616 Photo Fort Dodge Iowa 1970 - Don Vaughn photo



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