Chicago Great Western

Chicago Great Western

When I was visiting the Hub City Heritage Corporation’s Railway Museum in Oelwein Iowa, I decided to do a bit of research on the Chicago Great Western railway. One of the first things I noticed was that chicagogreatwestern.com was not in use. So, I bought it to keep it from being taken over by some non-train group.


Do I represent CGW? No... Nor do I pretend to. If the rightful owner of the CGW name want the domain, just let me know at mike at miley.us. You listening Union Pacific?


In the meantime, feel free to visit shadowsoftrains.org to share your memories of the CGW. Even better visit the Hub City Heritage Corporation’s Railway Museum in Oelwein, IA which is dedicated to the CGW, Rock Island, and other lines that operated in the area.

The Tower

Flatcar

Classic Caboose

Photos from Oelwein:

40’ Reefer

History only tells of a fallen flag. Memory tells of a great railroad.