Volume 12 No. 3 of North Western Lines Modeler is available!
This quarter’s issue contains articles on early C&NW piggybacks, the Flambeau false bi-levels, a photo gallery, and more.
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.
This HO scale car, specifically produced by Kadee for the Chicago & North Western Historical Society, represents a 50 ft Pullman Standard PS-1 boxcar delivered to the C&NW September 30, 1955. This car remained on the roster, in this paint scheme, until its retirement on August 23, 1989. Only 1 number available.
Along with a new website, has come a new online CNWHS Company Store. While the store look is cleaner, more modern, and more user friendly, it also boasts the first new major feature of our updated website – digital downloads.
Now when certain products we offer which are digital in form, they can be acquired directly through our website by downloading them to your computer. No more waiting for a CD to arrive! You can still purchase these products on a CD (or DVD or USB drive) if you’d prefer. Not everything is available to download – any takers for a 14 GB download of the CNW Passenger Car Cards?!?
If you are reading this, you are viewing the latest, and much needed refresh of the CNWHS website. While our old site served us well for many years, it was very out of date in web-years, think steam locomotive handling mainline freight daily today, in 2020!
Our new site is now ready for 2020 and beyond. It uses the popular WordPress platform which will allow us to maintain and regularly update the site going forward, as well as provide a more secure site. New features and tools not available before, now have great potential. They won’t happen overnight, but check back again, or signup for our newsletter below, and we’ll let you know.