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Calling All Chicago And NorthWestern Fans!

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Posted by Gluefinger on Monday, October 03, 2005 7:52 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by ac4400fan

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....


Huh??
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 03, 2005 7:56 PM
Hi my dad models the 50s Northwestern, and I model the modern UP (sorry, but I like it)
And I too like the CNW. I have seen several patched but unpainted SD40-2s, and a patched but unpainted Dash8...

About the UP modeling thing... Yeah, I can tell you guys are getting angry... Yeah, I'll leave..[B)][B)][B)][B)] -

[B)]- Me if I don't get out of here fast...Better hop in my big yellow diesel and ride away...... FAST!
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Posted by ac4400fan on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 1:23 AM
Hi Guys where are ya? anyway were getting into the cooler season hope where going to start our winter fun with tails of a snow covered midwest of the C&NW

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:30 PM
People keep suggesting stickies or special areas... surely this is one thread to do that with?
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Posted by oldno9 on Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:55 PM
Hail to the "400" [bow]

How about that cover on the recent NWL. You may not know this but the pic was used in a excellent brochure and was the artwork used on the 1942 wall calendar.

My stepfather got me hooked on trains and I will never forget the chance we had to stop into the NW Terminal in the late 70's. What a vision.

Today, my MR is based on our original road, the B&M (Bryan and Mark). Its is a subsidiary of the C&NW, the BM&J. We interchange with the NW at Bryant, WI. The line runs south to Mark, IL where we interchange again for access into CHI. The line continues south to Jules (my wife), IL then to Jacob (my son), IL. Access is granted into STL via our crossing of the L&M. The continues to our southern termination at Kate (my daughter), AR where we have an agreement with the MP into Memphis. We have been busy with acquisitions lately but have finally gotten the bugs worked out should have trains rolling again soon.

If anyone out there has a size 7 or 7-1/8 CNW conductors hat they want to part with, email me, please.

Also, if anyone is looking for HO power or cabeese, email me. I still have not finished my conversion from HO to N and have a small fleet to deal with.
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Posted by oldno9 on Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:57 PM
Oh yeah, and the slogan of the BM&J..........."We're Employer Owned"


[:D]
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 24, 2005 6:45 PM
The last 3 Unpatched CNWs are gettin patches this week[B)][xx(][V][:(][:O][banghead][X-)][censored][|(][#dots][soapbox]
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Posted by ac4400fan on Friday, November 25, 2005 1:36 AM
Now thats sad news atleast we still have this thred
Carl
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 26, 2005 9:51 PM
i like C&NW although i don't model it. i wish Union Pacific didn't buy it . i'd have rather seen BNSF buy it. i also can't believe there are only 3 loco's in C&NW paint-by the way i HATE U.P.
here's a C&NW link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_and_North_Western_Railway
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Posted by cnw4001 on Sunday, November 27, 2005 6:52 AM
I am a CNW fan and wi***here had been more movies taken of CNW passenger trains. When you go through the various sources there are many more films per railroad on the other lines.

I know there are some but not as many as you would expect for such a colorful road.

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Posted by 1shado1 on Sunday, November 27, 2005 7:35 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Gluefinger

QUOTE: Originally posted by ac4400fan

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....


Huh??


I'm guessing either a heavy drinker, or English as a second language.[:D]

Jeff
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Posted by ac4400fan on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 11:20 PM
Picked up some C&NW box cars today for a great price! 3.75 all built w kaydees
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 09, 2005 9:50 PM
OK Carl and gang, here are the 1974-vintage slides I told you about. But don't get your expectations too high - these sat in my stepmother's basement for 30+ years and are showing the ravages of heat, cold and mildew. And I was only 19 years old, with a camera that you could only guess about the image being in focus (most of these are not, unfortunately). So for what it's worth, I have put links to them here so that our bandwidth-challenged friends don't have to wait until morning for them all to download:

C&NW E8 5029B
C&NW BiLevel 183
C&NW BiLevel 198
C&NW E8 5027A
C&NW FP7 414
C&NW SD40 928
C&NW Caboose 10347
C&NW GP7 1304
Some EJ&E locos at a crossing
EJ&E caboose
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Posted by quadk1320 on Friday, December 09, 2005 10:40 PM
Does anyone know what the purpose of the Crandall Cabs were on CNW's E8's?
Kenny Pilar Valley Railway/Pilar Valley Models http://www.freewebs.com/quadk/
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Posted by ac4400fan on Saturday, December 10, 2005 2:12 AM
Ken those are a Great! contribution to this thred [bow]

Thank you very much for those what a guy to go out of his way to develope those pictures

Thanks again ken

Carl....
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 10, 2005 3:20 PM
Athearn GP38
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 10, 2005 5:13 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by quadk1320

Does anyone know what the purpose of the Crandall Cabs were on CNW's E8's?


I think they were U.P. B units that were rebuilt with a cab. They were used on the push-pull commuter trains. I assume that the CNW needed some more locos for their commuter trains and these were a cheap way of getting some. Perhaps others know more details.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 10, 2005 7:14 PM
My son is a diehard C&NW fan! He is ten years old,born after the C&NW was taken from us by Uncle Pete.We bought our house back in September after renting it for 4 1/2 years.We're in the process now of framing and insulating the basement walls and will be carpeting the floors soon after that's done.Next year I plan to start buying locomotives for our layout.My son's favorite locomotives are the GE's in the ZZ Top scheme.I'm a Soo Line fan myself.We won't have any particular era on our layout.It will range from 1984 to 1995.

We used to spend quite a lot of time down at Beverly yard watching the CNW GP7's,9's and MP15's switch and look for mainline units in the trains.Now we plan to just run our models to watch these in action along with SOO red and white units.

Have a good one.

Bill
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Posted by ac4400fan on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 12:18 AM
Bill,Thats great to hear i cant wait till the photos are comming in on this tred! great! i grew up in schamburg,and my parents used to take me to charletts pizza on rt12 every fri,and i would stand outside and watch the f7 C&NW commuter trains go but

Carl..
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Posted by aloco on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 2:25 AM
At the moment I'm running C&NW locos on my layout. I'm basically a CN and CP modeler, but I couldn't resist buying a few locos in the C&NW green and yellow. I've got two S-2s, two RS-3s , and three C-628s. I model the mid-1970s, so I chose locos that were in the proper paint scheme for that era. They are the darker yellow with green cabs and no stripes on either end.
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Posted by ac4400fan on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:36 AM
Just a bump ,Hope all the chicago and northwestern;ers had a great x mas
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Posted by ac4400fan on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 12:47 PM
Hi Guys I wanted to wish everyone on this thred a Happy New Year!

Carl...
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Posted by ac4400fan on Saturday, January 21, 2006 2:12 AM
Bump
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Posted by waltersrails on Sunday, January 22, 2006 3:24 PM
I love CNW DAsh 9 favorite of mine
I like NS but CSX has the B&O.
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Posted by ac4400fan on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 1:41 AM
Hi guys bought a ac4400 unit today ,athearns RTR ,i love it ,,need to put the ditch lights on it thow ,,

any good sites for the kits? HO scale

Carl..
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 8:05 AM
I live in New Jersey now but I was born and raised in Chicago. Use to take the C&NW from Jefferson Park to Arlington Park to work at the track.

Here some pic of my "memories train":



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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 8:25 AM
I like C&NW. I'm modeling where C&NW used to be in upper michigan and might have a couple C&NW trains. I have about 2 C&NW ore cars.
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Posted by ac4400fan on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 10:03 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Gumby4

I live in New Jersey now but I was born and raised in Chicago. Use to take the C&NW from Jefferson Park to Arlington Park to work at the track.


Gumby4 That is one real nice setup! i remember those units going by on RT14 palatine Where i used to watch them from a loco pizza place

Carl...
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Posted by Blind Bruce on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 10:37 AM
Hey fellow fans,
I notice that most of you are diesel era moddlers. Are there any of you that are in steam? I would sure like to have a C&NW Atlantic in HO, or at least some pictures of some.
BB

73

Bruce in the Peg

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 12:28 PM
QUOTE: Hi guys bought a ac4400 unit today ,athearns RTR ,i love it ,,need to put the ditch lights on it thow
I have a RTR AC4400 too. Mine has something wrong with the motor as it makes the most HORRIBLE grinding noise until it runs for a while. Now BOTH of the wires that pick up electrical from the track are broke so it doesn't run. What roadname is yours? Mine is the BNSF "new logo". Also i suddenly became a huge C&NW fan a few days ago[:D]
i'd like to get these some day
http://www.discounttrainsonline.com/dto/item140-91667.html
http://www.discounttrainsonline.com/dto/item140-91668.html
http://www.discounttrainsonline.com/dto/item140-91669.html
and maybe this- BUT MR reviewed it and it only pulls 19 cars(on straight, level tack)
http://www.discounttrainsonline.com/dto/item140-79664.html

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