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An Illinois not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of the C&NW and its predecessor roads since 1973.

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Membership Rate Increase

Members Please Note C&NWHS Membership Dues Increase – Effective September 1, 2023 Pursuant with C&NWHS Bylaw: Article X, Section 1, Annual Dues; the Board of Directors has unanimously voted at the May 18, 2023 director’s meeting to increase the membership dues to the following levels – effective with dues paid online or postmarked on or after September 1, 2023.  $48 –   Regular and Regular Family Membership for U.S., Canada and Mexico  $96 –   Contributing and Contributing Family Membership for…

C&NWHS Archives Building – Complete!

With great pride the C&NWHS would like to announce that our permanent archives building at Illinois Railway Museum (IRM) is complete and we have been granted an occupancy permit!  This project has been years in the making the new home of the C&NWHS Archives will provide a great future for the educational activities and preservation of the C&NW and associated roads. See photos of the project here. Thank you for your continued support of the largest project the society has…