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Nebraska, Chicago & NW

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Nebraska, Chicago & NW
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 4, 2002 8:08 PM
I am looking for information on locomotives (Steam & Diesel) that would have ran the route between Fremont, NE and Chadron, NE during the late 40's and early 50's.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 5, 2002 7:23 AM
I tried doing a search on Google for sites with ALL the words : Fremont, Chadron, railroad, Chicago, north western and came up with > 100 hits. Not sure what exact information you need but looked like some pretty interesting sites.

BTW, wouldn't this RR run through the Sand Hills - one of my favorite parts of the world. That area has a quiet beauty that I miss whenever I'm not there.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 5, 2002 7:36 PM
Yes, the Nebraska Sandhills are my home country and I am thinking about modeling a N scale railroad matching my home town of Eli around the early 1950's period.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 6, 2002 8:16 PM
Here is some information from the book"The Chicago&North Western Cowboy Line".In the 1940's E class 4-6-2's,J class2-8-2's,4-6-0's and 2-8-0's.Passenger trains 13 and 14 were dieselized in 1951 with GP7's,later given an E7.Even though I live in Indiana I am a fan of the Cowboy Line.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 11, 2002 12:35 PM
Does the book "The Chicago & North Western Cowboy Line" cover a good history of this line with pictures and text? I guess what I'm trying to say is the book worth buying?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 7:20 AM
I don't think the book was worth buying,only 64 pages.one chapter on construction,one on Pine creek bridge,C&NW days at Long Pine,chapter on abandonment and conversion to a rail trail.Two other books which I don't have are:"Fremont,Elkhorn&Missouri Valley Railroad Company", by David Seidel,Harbor Mist Publications,1988.And"The High,Dry and Dusty"by Rick Mills and James Reisdorff,South Platte Press,1992.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 10:40 AM
Thanks for the information. From the book review it sounded like it was more about the conversion to a rail trail instead of a history of the line. I am a biker and support the "Cowboy Trail" for recreation all the way, but I am looking for rail history and a pictorial book.

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