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CNWHS Modeler Vol 12 No 4

Volume 12 number 4 of North Western Lines Modeler is here.  Highlights include the second article on the Flambeau 400 false bi-levels, and a truly massive 1:29 scale model of the De Kalb coaling tower.

NWL 2021:1

The current issue of North Western Lines is now being mailed to members.  Another great issue that includes: Mike Lenzen’s St. James, A Railroad History Part 3; Jim Lewnard’s research on C&NW Café-Coach 7000 A North Woods Station Agent’s Life story by Craig Pfannkuche & Michelle Giuliano C&NW Stories by Doug De Berg; North Western News; What do You Know? Our annual Thank You listing our 2020 Contributing and “400 Club” members And 75 Years Ago – North Western Newsliner. …

Annual Meeting Notice

Chicago and North Western Historical Society Notice for Annual Membership Meeting 11:00 A.M. CDT Saturday, May 22, 2021 NOTICE OF MEETING: In accordance with the bylaws of the Chicago & North Western Historical Society, an Illinois not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation, the next Annual Membership Meeting will be held via Conference Call at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 22, 2021.   To be held using the GoToMeeting on-line conference program, we will be able to have 120 members join in on the meeting…

Rails & Rivers – Mankato 2022

The Chicago & North Western Historical Society’s annual convention has now been rescheduled for May 19-22, 2022, after twice being postponed because of  Covid-19 restrictions. See the Conventions Page for more information.