Routing of Ex-CNW now UP Proviso Traffic to Mason City IA?

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Routing of Ex-CNW now UP Proviso Traffic to Mason City IA?
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Monday, August 07, 2017 9:59 AM

Need train numbers and aprox times outta Proviso and division names thank u ahead of time.

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 3:32 PM

Saw a UP/CSX train in Cleve-Collinwood yard with UP-CNW grain and reefer cars could that be a run through Z train to Iowa?

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Posted by jeffhergert on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 4:04 PM

No direct trains.  Traffic either has to go via Wisconsin and the Twin Cities, then south or across Iowa via a few yards to connect with a train that terminates or works at Mason City.  

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:19 PM

But the old CNW map shows a direct line west outta proviso to Iowa?

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Posted by jeffhergert on Friday, August 11, 2017 9:56 AM

But not to Mason City. That west line out of Proviso to Iowa goes to Omaha and Fremont, NE.  If the map is from 1968 to the early 1970s, it might show the exCGW going from Chicago to Iowa.  That route was severed within a few years and it missed Mason City, too.  

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Posted by Victrola1 on Friday, August 11, 2017 12:00 PM

90 years ago, the routing may well have been to Chicago to Belle Plaine, Iowa thence north through Dike to Mason City. That has long not been an option. 

 

https://iowadot.gov/iowarail/railroads/maps/Chronology.pdf

 

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