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 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