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Calling All Chicago And NorthWestern Fans!

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 10:37 PM
Yeah I'd like to see this thread come back. --- The last CNW standard cab, a DASH8-40C, was patched on May 12. So sad.
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Posted by james saunders on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 4:55 AM
I better buy Some CNW units for my MRR Then!

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 6:29 AM
I've always loved the CNW. Especialy thier GP50's.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 11:36 AM
I like the GP38-2s and GP40s.
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Posted by james saunders on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 3:43 PM
I love the Dash 8's!

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 10:46 PM
And now they're gone.
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Posted by james saunders on Thursday, June 15, 2006 1:13 AM
Yes, Which does suck, But hey you get that with UP, As long as the Dash 9's survive...


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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 15, 2006 10:53 PM
But the DASH9 really doesn't say 'CNW' because CNW only had the DASH9s a year before the railroad was assimilated by UP.
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Posted by james saunders on Friday, June 16, 2006 3:43 AM
Yes I know but it still has the green and gold!

But i know what you mean ding.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 13, 2006 1:00 PM

Gone but not forgotten.....

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 13, 2006 1:28 PM

The reminds me of 3 ex-CNW hoppers I saw a few weeks ago. They had been painted gray with the UP logo, but where the CNW logo is, the paint was falling off and you could clearly see the employee owned logo. You cannot surpress the awesome!

 

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Posted by ac4400fan on Thursday, July 13, 2006 1:52 PM

I Here Ya! ,Me and the family went to San Deigo last week and i seen alot of trains on the way ,most were UP,And BNSF but,There were alot of C&NW cars in those loads I was releved to still see them..

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Posted by wctransfer on Monday, July 17, 2006 8:50 AM
The BLI SD40-2 looks GREAT! Besides the front number boards (up to high) and the logo!
And I know CNW didnt have the -9s long, but its still CNW, and one of the coolest schemes on a Dash 9.

Alec
Check out my pics! [url="http://wctransfer.rrpicturearchives.net/"] http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=8714
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Posted by ac4400fan on Monday, August 28, 2006 11:25 AM

Hi Guys ,Been awhile since ive seen a post ,or myself posting one haha,this is my new AC-4400

#8833 waiting on the siding for a on comming illinios central northbound.

 

 

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Posted by NS2591 on Monday, August 28, 2006 11:29 AM
I used to be CNWfan5525. I still am a CNW Fan. My layout is NS, but is going to have quite a few CNW engines on it. Unpatched of course.
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Posted by ac4400fan on Thursday, October 12, 2006 1:46 AM

Hi Guys Been Awhile since theres been a post.Thought id give it a bump.

Carl.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 12, 2006 7:46 AM
Its been a while since I've posted on this thread also. Anyway, I finally got around to posting the pictures of the C&NW units I saw out ion Wyoming back in 2003. 1 C41-8 and 4 AC4400's including cab shots in 8831. http://cnw8835.rrpicturearchives.net/locoList.aspx?id=CNW
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 12, 2006 10:07 AM

Glad to see this topic going again. Lately all I've been able to think about is CNW. I'm considering modeling CNW in either '78, '81, or '84. (I currently model CGW in '68) Of course, there'd still be plenty of stuff in FULL CGW PAINT (it's MY layout)

Then I could run CNW-GP38-2s-GP35s-LOTS of GP7s/GP9s

the list goes on......

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Posted by ac4400fan on Friday, October 13, 2006 2:29 AM

WoW! Those are really nice pictures,Im glad to see some of those ac4400's still around great job!

Dingoix  i Think you making a wise choice indeed

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 13, 2006 1:24 PM

Does anyone here subscrbe to The Northwestern Lines (www.cnwhs.com)

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Posted by NS2591 on Friday, October 13, 2006 1:32 PM
I do. I finally got around to detailing my Proto CNW GP38-2
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Posted by wjstix on Friday, October 13, 2006 1:43 PM
I subscribe (I'm a member of the CNWHS). I just picked up some back issues at the last Twin City Model RR Club fleamarket, one on the Omaha / CNW in Hudson WI and the two issues on Duluth / Superior. Also bought Vol. 2 "Chicago and NorthWestern in Color: 1954-1958" so it's been a green and yellow couple of weeks since then !!
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Posted by daschilling on Saturday, October 21, 2006 6:05 PM

I'm a C&NWHS member also, and therefore subscribe.  The Northwestern Lines alone is worth the "contributing member" annual fee, and you get a C&NWHS calender!  Wink [;)]

I also model (albeit loosely) the CNW; the "Northwest Line," from Clybourn Jnt. to Seeger Jnt.  One project I'm working on is scratchbuilding or kitbashing a small fleet of bi-levels.  I am in S-gauge, and there's no models of bilevel coaches or cab-cars available. Sad [:(]

       daschilling ------ CHICAGO AND NORTHWESTERN -------- in S Gauge!

  

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Posted by cspmo on Saturday, October 21, 2006 10:29 PM
 daschilling wrote:

I'm a C&NWHS member also, and therefore subscribe.  The Northwestern Lines alone is worth the "contributing member" annual fee, and you get a C&NWHS calender!  Wink [;)]

I also model (albeit loosely) the CNW; the "Northwest Line," from Clybourn Jnt. to Seeger Jnt.  One project I'm working on is scratchbuilding or kitbashing a small fleet of bi-levels.  I am in S-gauge, and there's no models of bilevel coaches or cab-cars available. Sad [:(]

When your finish someone will come out with them.

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Posted by daschilling on Sunday, October 22, 2006 2:15 PM

Re:  When you finish someone will come out with them.

Of course, it's always that way.  The other side of it is if I don't build them, and wait for someone to produce them, it will never happen.  I believe there's a sub-set of Murphy's Law that is in force.  It's sort of like rain and washing your car... if you wash your car, it's sure to rain on it; but if you want it to rain, washing your car will never make it rain...   Go figure...  Question [?]

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Posted by cspmo on Friday, November 3, 2006 9:10 AM
Does anyone else model railroads that CNW bought like CGW (I know Dingoix does this one), MStL, L&M, CSPMO,FDDS,and /or DM&CI.
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Posted by ac4400fan on Friday, November 3, 2006 10:12 AM

Ive Thought about it ,I will on my next layout ,I also model EJ&E not alot of those around

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 3, 2006 12:12 PM

Yeah, I model CGW (for now, anyway).

 

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Posted by ac4400fan on Sunday, November 12, 2006 2:21 AM

I seen alot of ac4400;s C&NW locos on ebay today but theres no RTR Not that i care ,i like to build them but ,i see there rare

Carl..

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 12, 2006 11:20 AM

Yeah there are a lot of BB CNW AC4400s- they are somewhat hard to find. I think my LHS may have a few, tho.

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