• Old Logo Chicago North Western Railway

    Image ID
    FOT454089
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    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    27.6 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    12376 x 7825 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    1048 x 663 mm
    41.3 x 26.1 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    The Chicago and North Western Railway (AAR reporting marks: CNW, CNWS, CNWZ; unofficial abbreviation: C&NW) was a Class I railroad in the Midwest United States. It was also known as the North Western. The railroad operated more than 5, 000 miles (8, 000 km) of track as of the turn of the 20th century, and over 12, 000 miles (19, 000 km) of track in seven states before retrenchment in the late 1970s. The C&NW became one of the longest railroads in the USA as a result of mergers with other railroads, such as the Chicago Great Western Railway, Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway and others. By the time the Union Pacific Railroad purchased and merged the C&NW, track sales and abandonment had reduced the total mileage back to about 5, 000. The majority of the abandoned and sold lines were lightly trafficked branches in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Large line sales, such as those that resulted in the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad further helped reduce the railroad to a mainline core with several regional feeders and branches.[1] The company was purchased by Union Pacific Railroad in April 1995 and ceased to exist.
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Rob Weaver
    Date Taken
    2008-08-05
    Uploaded on
    2008-08-05
    Collection
    A3 . American Gateway to West continued WYOMING COLORADO WEST HISTORY AND ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND PARKS C
    Category
    Transport
    Sub Category
    Railways
    Dominant colour
    #301010