New acquisition at the Chicago & North Western Historical Society

10 Sep 2013 8:23 PM | Anonymous


The Chicago & North Western Historical Society recently received a large collection of slides that visually document ore transportation in Upper Michigan and freight cars. The historical society collects materials related to the Chicago & North Western and many related rail lines. Its collections provide images and information about rail companies, railroad equipment, and help tell the story of the many Midwestern and Great Plains towns that were home to stations on the routes of the Chicago & North Western and its predecessors.

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TOP: A Peninsula Division crew poses at the Stager, Michigan, depot in February 1914. Photo by Strecher.

BOTTOM: A train approaches the station at Arpin, Wisconsin, in 1915.

Images courtesy of the Chicago & North Western Historical Society. Images shown here are not part of the recent donation.

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