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NWL Magazine

North Western Lines is a quarterly publication which began in early 1974 as a seven page mimeographed issue totaling 85 copies. Today it is published by the Society as one of the premier historical publications with 64 pages and more than 5000 readers. Each issue contains current news, feature articles, rosters, schedules, technical information and modeling articles. Members are encouraged to participate by writing articles and submitting photographs.

Each issue of North Western Lines contains a regular column “C&NW Happenings” which reports current news events on all lines of the former C&NW and corporate activities as well as train operations, equipment and route map changes. News photo supplement this reporting of recent history.

NWL Magazine – How to Contribute

NORTH WESTERN LINES welcomes editorial and photographic material for publication with the understanding that no monetary compensation is paid. Materials will be returned if requested. A copy of “Publication Guidelines” is available to prospective contributors.  Before embarking on a major project, please consult the NWL Content Manager using the contact form below.

NORTH WESTERN LINES (ISSN #0279-5000), (USPS publication #129-850) is issued quarterly, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring by the Chicago & North Western Historical Society (C&NWHS), a not-for-profit corporation chartered in the State of Illinois. C&NWHS is in no way officially affiliated with the Chicago & North Western Railway or any of its subsidiaries or parent companies. Office of the publication: PO Box 1, Ethel, MO 63539. Periodical postage paid at Ethel, MO 63539. North Western Lines is not associated with, nor to be confused with any publication of the UP or C&NW Railway. Trademarks used under license from Union Pacific Railroad.