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By David J. Fiore Sr.

The Chicago nice Western Railway (CGW) used to be a Midwestern line that operated in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas, and Nebraska. even though this territory used to be served by means of a lot better structures, the CGW used to be capable of keep its proportion of passenger and freight company for eighty three years via competitive administration, devoted staff, concepts, and effective operations. by way of the early Sixties, despite the fact that, the expansion of the trucking and airways had taken away an excessive amount of the company formerly dealt with through railroads. The CGW wouldn't live to tell the tale as working expenses elevated whereas sales declined. the one resolution was once to consolidate with one other railroad, and a good contract was once reached with the Chicago and North Western Railway (C&NW). At 12:01 a.m. Monday, July 1, 1968, the CGW ceased to exist, because it turned a part of the C&NW. because that point, a lot of the approach has been deserted, and this present day just a couple of segments of former CGW trackage stay in provider. This ebook presents nostalgic photos and images of the operations, staff, locomotives, and stations of a bit railroad that's now just a memory.

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