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The corn belt route a history of the Chicago Great Western Railroad Company by H. Roger Grant

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Published by Northern Illinois University Press in Dekalb, Ill .
Written in English


  • Chicago Great Western Railroad Company -- History.

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StatementH. Roger Grant.
LC ClassificationsHE2791.C653 G72 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 231 p. :
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3175080M
ISBN 100875800955
LC Control Number83017461

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The much larger C&NW, in an effort to reach the Kansas City gateway, purchased the Corn Belt Route in the late 's and set about abandoning much of its network. A manufacturer's photo of new Chicago Great Western covered wagons featuring F7A # and an F7B at Electro-Motive's plant in Illinois, circa The Corn Belt Route is the first scholarly treatment of the Chicago Great Western Railroad, a company that has long intrigued the railfan, whether collector, modeler, photographer, or historian. Richly illustrated, this book tells the lively story of one of the great small railroads that once served the Midwest.4/5(4).   The corn belt route Item Preview remove-circle Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to : The Legionnaire, originally known as the Great Western Limited, was Chicago Great Western's top service on its primary main line between the Windy City and Twin Cities. At one time the fabled Corn Belt Route offered a bevy of passenger services in the Midwest which rivaled that of its neighboring competitors such as the Milwaukee Road, Burlington, and Chicago & North .

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The Chicago Great Western Railway (reporting mark CGW) was a Class I railroad that linked Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, and Kansas was founded by Alpheus Beede Stickney in as a regional line between St. Paul and the Iowa state line called the Minnesota and Northwestern h mergers and new construction, the railroad, named Chicago Headquarters: Oelwein, Iowa / Chicago, Illinois. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle . ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xi, pages: illustrations ; 25 cm: Contents: Machine derived contents note: Table of Contents Preface to the Edition --Preface to the Edition --Chapter One: A. B. Stickney Builds a Railroad: The Minnesota & Northwestern, --Chapter Two: The Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City, . Depots Along The Corn Belt Route The Chicago Great Western Railroad Depot in Austin, Minnesota was constructed in during the Deramus era. The Chicago Great Western Railroad Depot on Myrtle Street in downtown Elizabeth, Illinois was constructed in and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.