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ACF 3bay Covered Hopper



CNWHS Modeler Vol 11-1



C&NW old tin cup



C&NW 40ft PS boxcar




August 13, 2020

C&NWHS Fall Events Cancelled Due to Covid-19

Regarding fall events, the West WI/MN meet and the annual Chicago Area Get-Together in Batavia, Illinois will not be held due to current Covid-19 conditions and area restrictions. Both events will be scheduled to meet again in the fall 2021. We will continue to monitor other future events and evaluate the safety of our membership based on Covid-19 status.


August 13, 2020

2021 Annual Meeting to Stay in Mankato, MN

We have renegotiated with vendors to hold the 2021 annual meeting in Mankato, MN. The “Rails and River” Mankato Annual Convention has been rescheduled to be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 through Sunday, May 23, 2021. Mark your calendars and plan to attend. Information and registration forms will be released in North Western Lines issue 2021 Number 1.


August 1, 2020

CNWHS Modeler Volume 12 No 1


July 13, 2020

CNWHS Minutes From Annual Meeting May 28, 2020




Chicago and North Western Historical Society – Wall of Memories

Create a lasting legacy and support the construction of the C&NWHS archives by purchasing an engraved tile for our Wall of Memories.

This is an excellent opportunity to remember, memorialize and honor those who have had a significant impact in your life. Whether a C&NWHS member or supporter, railroad employee or spouse, relative or friend; what better way to honor those for years to come. A tile can also be purchased in your name, on your own behalf.

The engraved tiles will be installed on an interior wall in the public display area of our archives, which is to be built at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL. Each tile can be personalized with the name(s) of your choosing. The tile will have three lines that will allow 20 characters on each line (the 20 character count will include letters, spaces and punctuation). The donation amount for each tile is $100.00.

Tiles can be purchased via the website: “http://www.brickmarkersusa.com/donors/cnwhs.html”. Payment can be made by credit card or PayPal, or by printing the CNWHS Tile Donation Form (PDF) and mailing with a check to:

C&NWHS Wall of Memories
c/o Tim Coyle, Director
7634 Springfield Drive
Omaha, NE 68114-1611


C&NWHS is a 501(C )(3) not-for-profit corporaNon chartered in the State of Illinois. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

If questions exist, please e-mail: cnwhsmemorialbrick@cox.net

Your support of the Wall of Memories will have dual purpose – recognition of your loved ones and the success of the C&NWHS. Thank You!



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