March Updates

March Updates I’m thrilled to say that I was able to finish much of the Chicago Great Western‘s Omaha branch. The alignment should be better and there are stations listed through South Omaha.. not that I have a clue where the station used to be. Finding it’s exact location is much further down on the… Continue reading March Updates

New Old Line: PLZ&W

Happy Father’s Day! I had a little time to sit down and create a map for a line I never knew existed… even though I used to live about a mile from it’s right of way. The Palatine, Lake Zurich & Wauconda PLZ&W¬†(or PLZW) was a surprise to me when I watched Jeffery Bear’s documentary… Continue reading New Old Line: PLZ&W

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!! I’ve been busy adding additional details including: much more detail to the MILW Lines in Illinois extended the MILW into Indiana Looking for details for the MILW, I found the fantastic Abandoned Rail website which gave me some great leads on The Gary Line [Illinois, Iowa & Minnesota Railway II&M renamed¬†Chicago, Milwaukee… Continue reading Happy New Year

Updates – Dec 2011

Hi all! It’s been far too long since I could spend time updating my site. I lost my father and started a new job all about the same time which means I haven’t had much free time to work on the details here. Sorry Tonight I added to the CGW and MILW maps after getting… Continue reading Updates – Dec 2011

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Updates to CGW

Tonight I spent my first night really diving into the data in my new Rand McNally Enlarged Business Atlas from 1903. What a great book! With it’s help, I can now see that I had much of the CGW segment from Oelwein to Dubuque on the wrong path. In the process of fixing it, I… Continue reading Updates to CGW

Where to Start?

The idea of becoming a railroad “archeologist” holds both great appeal as well as shows great lunacy. There are just so many railroads, interurbans, and more in history. Do I map current lines and what they used to be? How do I account for all the mergers? How do I show how a line changed… Continue reading Where to Start?

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