C&NW PASSENGER TRAINS

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C&NW PASSENGER TRAINS
Posted by NP Eddie on Monday, January 21, 2013 5:06 PM

This post concerns C&NW passenger trains after the "Twin Cities 400" were discontinued in 1963.

After the "Twin Cities 400" was discontinued, what C&NW passenger trains (besides the commuter trains) remained and what were their routes?

I do know that the C&NW joined Amtrak in part to rid themselves of all passenger service, except the commuter runs.

As information, I rode the last eastbound 400 to Wyeville (I believe) and the last westbound 400 back to Minneapolis. Steve Timbers was the conductor. Their green and yellow trains were colorful.

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Ed Burns

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Posted by FlyingCrow on Monday, January 21, 2013 7:39 PM

No C&NW routes were part of Amtrak's original system.     Some of their equipment went to Amtrak, that's all.

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Posted by aricat on Monday, January 21, 2013 10:13 PM

The C&NW operated several intercity passenger trains after the Twin Cities and Minnesota 400's  were discontinued in the summer of 1963.They ran at least 9 trains between Chicago and Milwaukee and also had service to Green Bay and two trains to the UP of Michigan.They also ran the Kate Shelley 400 between Chicago and Clinton Iowa,although the name may have been dropped.They was also a train from Chicago to Madison Wisconsin.

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Posted by Larry in Iowa on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:32 PM

Jim Scribbins book the 400 Story would answer your question.  I will consult my copy tomorrow and let you know.

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Posted by thick on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 1:33 AM

The C and NW also ran seasonal trains Green Bay to Ashland  up to the the holidays(Christmas) of 1970.

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