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
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!!! 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
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
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
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?