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.
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. The three corresponding issues are available now for viewing.
If you are not a member, you will want to join the Chicago & North Western Historical Society to make sure you don’t miss out on the great stories and research about the world’s greatest granger railroad and associated roads! To join on-line, go to our website at www.cnwhs.org and click on the membership button. Sign up today!
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 by computer or phone. Please click below to signup for access to the annual meeting. Your membership status will be confirmed, and a link to the meeting information will be emailed back to you. Access will be granted in the order of receipt, up to the first 120 confirmed members.
President, Chicago & North Western Historical Society
With great pride the C&NWHS would like to announce that the agreement to locate our permanent archives building at Illinois Railway Museum (IRM) has been completed and signed!
This project has been years in the making and is the first step in completing the new home of the C&NWHS Archives that will provide a great future for the educational activities and preservation of the C&NW and associated roads.
Construction of the building is the next step and while we don’t have a timeframe for that yet, we will provide updates as activities get underway.
Thank you for your continued support of the largest project the society has undertaken!
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.
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 of timetables, you’ll get $5 off. Purchase $100, get $10 off.
Additionally we have added a few models that had been going to train shows.
Volume 12 No. 2 of North Western Lines Modeler is available!
Our October issue includes notes on CGW diesel colors by the late Don Vaughn, Dave Casey’s upgrade of a Rivarossi streamlined coach, the first installment of “Modeling from the Archives” where we look at the 1974 Train Operations Manual, and more.