Gary A: While two-bay covered hoppers were in service in the early 50s, grain was still moving in 40' boxcars at that time.I believe CNW's first covered hoppers for grain were 3-bay PS-2s in 1958, and those were used in malt or barley service. Significant numbers of covered hoppers in general grain service came in the 1960's.Even the Northern series sleeper painting diagram, with the simplified paint scheme, specifies a green roof.
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FRVR also included C&NW lines from Granville to Green Bay via Oshkosh and a few small branches. Itel sold the FRVR and GBW to the Wisconsin Central in 1993.
The C&NW held on to lines north of Green Bay till it was purchased by the Wisconsin Central in 1997 from the Union Pacific. Ralph Q: I have letter written sometime during or just after the Civil War. Steve A: Mendota to Shakopee is the 2nd oldest CNW line in Minnesota (behind Winona-Rochester). I have a date of November 10th, 1865 for the start of service between Mendota and Shakopee.
It mentions seeing the train arrive at the station in Shakopee MN. I know the Milwaukee Road also served Shakopee, but I'd guess the Omaha Rd predecessor (St. It was called the Minnesota Valley, but soon changed its name to the St Paul and Sioux City.
Dave Q: When did the CNW/CMO started receiving covered hoppers and using them in grain service?
Ron Q: When were the CNW lines north of Cleveland, WI into upper Michigan sold to Wisconsin Central?
Ron A: The trackage north of Cleveland WI was part of the trackage sold by the C&NW (without trackage rights) to Itel Corp in 1988 which then formed the Fox River Valley Railroad (FRVR).
Q: Myles siding in Wyoming is named after a CNW employee, could you tell me his first name?
Thanks Darrell A: Myles was named after Bob Myles who was the VP in charge of the CNW Police.
Some photos of lightweight cars in the simplified scheme seem to have a flat black roof.
You might check the CNW color guides from Morning Sun.
Jack Q: It appears that the CNW lightweight cars were painted with a dark green roof.