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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:57 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by paugust

Hey Jay,

Your scans are in the mail. Plus a bonus extra...

Paul August

QUOTE: Originally posted by CNW Jay
Thanks alot paul. i emailed you my address. those Pictures and drawings and stuff will really come in handy.


Ok I'll be waiting. i had to redesign my layout. but i cna still have a good sized bridge. based on it. The only thing is its curved. buts its still gonna be impressive
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 22, 2005 2:32 PM
Alright Paul, theyre here. thanks a million[:D] Expect a christmas card!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 22, 2005 6:50 PM
Great! I expect the christmas card to be a picture of the new bridge! [:D]

Enjoy!

Paul August

QUOTE: Originally posted by CNW Jay

Alright Paul, theyre here. thanks a million[:D] Expect a christmas card!
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Posted by ac4400fan on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 3:45 AM
hey guys how ya been? ,most of us must be on vacation,,anyway im in the middle of expanding th C&NW line

Carl
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, July 30, 2005 5:34 PM
I'm in the Middle of building CN&W Trego Valley Sub(Trego exists in Wi. but i added the Valley part). I saw a ExexRI, ExCNW, car with leasing reporting marks on it. was really cool to see. but i was drving so i couldn't get pix[:(]
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 31, 2005 12:34 PM
I've been browsing around trying to find a list/roster of the CNW steam locomotives. I too grew up in the 40's & 50's in Park Ridge and now that I'm back into model
railroading again, wanted to include one of those hunks of iron in my little layout.
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Posted by AltonFan on Sunday, July 31, 2005 2:52 PM
Compiling a comprehensive C&NW steam roster has proved to be a difficult task because the C&NW recycled the numbers from retired engines onto new engines, rather than number units into class blocks. (This is referred to as "the numbers game".)

George Drury has a roster listed in The Guide to North American Steam locomotives. The C&NW Historical Society also publishes a reprint of the line's steam locomotive diagram book, which would also be helpful. I would suppose that the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society Bulletin has published as close to a comprehensive roster as can be compiled, but you'd have to check an index of that publication to be sure.

If you can find it, Patrick Dorin's Chicago and North Western Power, which focuses on the middle decades of the 20th century, would also be helpful. And the classic Chicago & North Western Steam Power by Knudsen is a must for any C&NW steam fan.

Dan

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 31, 2005 4:08 PM
I haven't been very active in this forum until very recently. Just today I saw this C&NW thread, and, yes, I am a CNW fan. In fact on page 1 of this thread I was pleased to see that AC4400fan recommended my web site as a starting point for CNW pictures.

http://www.mtco.com/~epa2154

The web address that he listed went directly to one of the sub-menus on my site, and I see now that there isn't an obvious way to get to the home page from there. This is a design error on my part, but is easy to fix. If one did get to the home page, he would also see a link to my CNW commuter train photos plus other links to other railroads. I guess I didn't think about anybody starting in the middle of the web site.

I grew up in Des Plaines, IL, not far from Cumberland Station. My first train ride experiance was on the CNW and I never lost interest since. My most recent model acquisition was a Kato CNW commuter cab coach that I bought at the train fair in Galesburg in June. It's a very nice model.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 31, 2005 6:04 PM
Just so everyone knows. i have a forum. and i have one board dedicated to just CNW. there is also lots of other boards. I hope to see you all there. http://s3.invisionfree.com/JaysTrainForum/index.php?act=idx
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Posted by wctransfer on Sunday, July 31, 2005 7:51 PM
Well, ill post, i model CNW and i like them because my uncle used to work with them. My newest add on to my CNW fleet is a RTR SD60. Once i get my digital camera, ill post a bunch of CNW cars,(ex CNW or w/e) to keep this thing going!

Alec
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Posted by AltonFan on Monday, August 01, 2005 11:00 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by KG1960
I grew up in Des Plaines, IL, not far from Cumberland Station.
Wayne



I grew up in Des Plaines, and lived there until a few years ago. The pictures of the yellow and green commuter cars, the F-units, and the Crandall cab E-8 brought back some memories. I think I saw my first C&NW F-unit while standing in line outside the Des Plaines Theatre in the late 1960s.

My grandfather worked at the Union Camp factory on the New Line. Grandma would sometimes take us with her when she went to pick up Grandpa after work. The C&NW and the Milwaukee Road put on quite a show in those days.

The transition from C&NW commuter equipment to RTA and eventually Metra took place during my high school days. Every morning my grandmother would drop me off in front of the Des Plaines train station to wait for my bus, and I would get to watch trains for a few minutes before I went to school. On they way home, I could stop at the old Toy and Hobby House and pick up the latest magazines and some goodies for the layout.

All shadows of a bygone age...

Dan

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 07, 2005 12:25 PM
I unfortunatly never got to see CNW in its heyday. I was born to late. i was 4 when CNW became a fallen flag[:(]
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Posted by ac4400fan on Sunday, August 07, 2005 3:57 PM
Almost the same with my jay,i was about 7-8 the last time i seen a E-8 ,i used to see em running in palatine ILL,by Charlottes Pizza on Rt 12 ,miss those days
Carl.
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Posted by daschilling on Sunday, August 07, 2005 6:03 PM
Anyone remember the coal silos that stood next to the Gladstone Park Station? (The southeast corner of Northwest Highway and Austin Ave.) There were 8 or 10 silos in a single row, with the bucket & elevator in the middle of them. I think the compamy name began with a "C", and the silos had one letter of the name on each one. They were torn down in about 1962, about 1-2 years after the wood station was replaced with the shelter RTA has at Gladstone Park now.[?][%-)]

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 09, 2005 5:55 PM
Fan and ex conductor with over ten years. Hate to see the flags fallin..........
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 12:12 PM
Hey guys!

Glad to see CNW fans from my neck of the woods. I grew up in Niles, and the CNW skirted us so I had to ride my bike to Park Ridge to watch the trains.

Just an FYI: There will be a CNWHS meetup here in the Milwaukee area on October 2nd. I'll post more info as it becomes available. Hope some of you can make it.

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Posted by ac4400fan on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 12:18 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by paugust

Hey guys!

Glad to see CNW fans from my neck of the woods. I grew up in Niles, and the CNW skirted us so I had to ride my bike to Park Ridge to watch the trains.

Just an FYI: There will be a CNWHS meetup here in the Milwaukee area on October 2nd. I'll post more info as it becomes available. Hope some of you can make it.

Paul August


Paul. That would be great any info you can get to us,link ect.
Carl..
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Posted by cspmo on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 2:35 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by ac4400fan

QUOTE: Originally posted by paugust

Hey guys!

Glad to see CNW fans from my neck of the woods. I grew up in Niles, and the CNW skirted us so I had to ride my bike to Park Ridge to watch the trains.

Just an FYI: There will be a CNWHS meetup here in the Milwaukee area on October 2nd. I'll post more info as it becomes available. Hope some of you can make it.

Paul August


Paul. That would be great any info you can get to us,link ect.
Carl..


http://www.cnwhs.org/events.pl
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 8:04 PM
I'd like to go. But i'll be in school. Isn't there supposed to be one in Rochelle next year or something?
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Posted by ac4400fan on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 3:46 AM
Hi All! Thought id check in and say hi hope everyones great!,Iwas woundering if you guys have pics of your C&NW Layout pics or engines?
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 10:46 AM
No Pictures yet. I'm getting a New/old CNW SD45. I had 2 Proto SD45s with the same number so My friend is renumbering one of them for me.2 proto SD45s and GP18[:P] will be my main power.
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Posted by waltersrails on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 10:08 PM
I love CNW also because here lately in Fairfield Il I've Seen 2 different CNW Unpacthed units go through this month. I though that was cool to see. I have been here lately decaling some of my cars CNW. Also did CNW have 40' grain loading boxcars? well see ya.
I like NS but CSX has the B&O.
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Posted by ac4400fan on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 3:55 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by waltersrails

I love CNW also because here lately in Fairfield Il I've Seen 2 different CNW Unpacthed units go through this month. I though that was cool to see. I have been here lately decaling some of my cars CNW. Also did CNW have 40' grain loading boxcars? well see ya.


Thats great news!! i hope theres alot left untouched with just the original C&NW lables left on them.....[:D]
Carl.
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Posted by daschilling on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 8:27 PM
Only 6 loco's in CNW (unpatched) paint left! [:(] [sigh]

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 25, 2005 6:33 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by daschilling

Only 6 loco's in CNW (unpatched) paint left! [:(] [sigh]

Theres only 5. the last AC4400 went to have its CNW Yellow and green traded for UP Armour yellow and Harbor mist grey[xx(]
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Posted by daschilling on Friday, August 26, 2005 9:34 PM
QUOTE: Theres only 5. the last AC4400 went to have its CNW Yellow and green traded for UP Armour yellow and Harbor mist grey
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... and the list grows shorter...
[:(][V]

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 8:57 PM
Hey Guys, Whats up, Any news on any CNW Layouts? My Birthday is this Saturday(sept 10th) I'll be 15[:)]And my dad has promised to Help me all of sunday to finish up my Benchwork, Soon i hope to have shots of my 3 CNW SD45s and other Engines.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 2:23 PM
All I model is the C&NW (union pacific trade mark [censored]) I have even made some chicago landmarks by kitbashing...I have Jay's potatoe chips, vienna hot dogs and dad's root beer. I have 3 sets of kato's FANTASTIC bi levels in both 4 and 6 window style, as well as 20 low level "400" cars. I model the northwest line which doesnt see alot of freight traffic, so I only have one freight train that mostly consists of mostly auto racks. Power is mostly proto E-8's and athearn F-7's. But I do have alot of SD-40-2's and so on as well. I have even made a B unit slug from an athearn F-7B. I have hundreds of C&NW photos and lots of old movie films of the C&NW back in the 70's as well. Even got to run one from Mount prospect to Crystal lake once...(shhhhhh)[:-^]
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Posted by ac4400fan on Friday, September 23, 2005 2:38 AM
Hi Guys been Awhile,I herd that metra that still in a queit name C&NW is going to buy there track rights from union pacific ,,this is something i herd thow

Carll....
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 03, 2005 3:02 PM
Hey C&NW Fans, just dropping in to say hello. Attended the C&NW Historical Society Wisconsin Meet this past sunday in Wauwatosa, WI. Lots of great slide shows. Plus our club had the first public showing of our HO Modular Layout, and we ran lots of C&NW stuff, plus other Wisconsin-based RR's. My favorite was the triple header RS-1 consist I ran with all 1950's era freight cars.

Paul

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