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NWL 2021:2

The newest issue of North Western Lines is being mailed to members.  This interesting issue includes: 26 Years – C&NW’s Kansas City Saga Part 1 – Access Via CGW and Rock Island by Kevin Eudaly;  St. James, Watonwan County, Minnesota – A Railroad History Part 4 – The M&StL and CMO Western Division Expands – 1926-1948 by Mike Lenzen; 75 Years Ago in North Western Newsliner; Archive Building Update; and What Do You Know?

Rails & Rivers – Mankato 2022 Update

Our society’s twice Covid-19 postponed convention is now on track for arrival May 19-22, 2022. Mankato, at the confluence of the Minnesota and Blue Earth rivers, was once served by four railroads. It has been the commerce and transportation hub for much of southwest Minnesota for almost 170 years. Our hotel and convention sites are across the street from the former Omaha Road/C&NW depot and mainline now used by UP & CP.

Chicago Area Get Together

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2021 3:00pm to 8:00pm At the Normandy Banquets located at the American Legion Hall310 W Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, Illinois **NEW LOCATION** 3:30PM A special presentation by your Archive Committee of material found in your archives followedby an update on the progress of the Archives Building at the Illinois Railway Museum 6:30PM Mark Llanuza will be presenting a multi-media extravaganza about the C&NW See the form for more information and to register.

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.