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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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North Western Newsliner

With the release of issue 2020:4 of North Western Lines, the first installment of 75 Years Ago – North Western Newsliner, has been added online, starting with the November and December 1945 issues of the employee magazine. As upcoming issues of North Western Lines are published, the corresponding employee magazines from 75 years prior will be available for view on our website.

ReRail 2021

Our virtual swap meet has begun with various items on sale and the offering of many HO models thanks to a donation by Richard Lenzer. See our Sales Page for more details!

An Open Message from C&NWHS

As 2020 winds down, we want to wish our members, donors, supporters and friends Happy Holidays as we prepare for the New Year.  We look forward to 2021 as an opportunity for all to resume a normal life with family and friends. The last year…see the full message here.

Store: Timetables & Track Charts

We have added some surplus timetables and track charts to the CNWHS Store. The timetables are a mix of Employee, Passenger, System, & Suburban from various years. The track charts are all from April 3, 1995 and the final printing the by the CNW. All are originals, unless noted, some of the timetable covers have marks or stains. If you are looking to add to your collection, maybe we have something you are looking for! If you purchase $35 worth…