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                                                            RESOURCES

Railroads in Montgomery County, Iowa, and the region

 

                                  Past and Present

           The Burlington & Missouri River Railroad:    http://depothill.net/depot05.html/

   The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad:   http://www.burlingtonroute.com/cbq.html

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               Click on these additional Railroad Resources:

http://denverrails.com - a searchable listing of railroad attractions across the U.S., including 60 in Iowa.

 

1881 Railroad Map of Iowa

 

Iowa Railway Guide – excerpt:  “If you plan to ride the coach or immigrant car, do not wear your best clothes. 
You will find after a few hours on the train, that your clothes are rumpled and dusty.”

 

Friends of the Burlington Northern Railroad website – all about people, places, and rolling stock,

related to the BNSF and predecessors.  Includes a Red Oak Yard Map.      http://www.fobnr.org/

 

Some predecessors of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway –

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy  (1848 - 1970)

 

St Paul and Pacific Railroad   (1857 – 1879)

 

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe  (1859 - 1996)

         Colorado Midland Railway  (1883 – 1918)

         Colorado Midland Railway route map

 

Northern Pacific Railway  (1864 - 1970)

 

Fort Worth and Denver Railway  (1881-1982)

 

Great Northern Railway  (1889-1970)

 

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Colorado and Southern Railway  (1898-1908)

 

 

At the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone Iowa, the James H Andrew Railroad

Museum & History Center features memorabilia from all eras of railroading in Iowa. 

Extensive research library and theater too.  Click on  http://www.iowarailwaymuseum.org/

 

Midwest Central Railroad in Mt Pleasant Iowa brings the excitement of rail travel 100 years ago to

life behind authentic steam powered trains.   Experience live action of train engines and rolling stock

as well as educational displays and tours of the operation.   Click on  http://www.mcrr.org/

 

 

Railroad museums and attractions throughout Iowa: http://www.iowadot.gov/iowarail/history/attractions.htm  

  

RailsWest Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs Iowa: 

http://www.thehistoricalsociety.org/museums/railswest.html

1899 Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot, including Historic Railcars

and working HO Scale Model Railroad.  Also, railroad artifacts, exhibits, and gift shop.

 

 

The Milwaukee Railroad Shops in Sioux City Iowa:  http://www.milwaukeerailroadshops.org

The complex was built in 1917 by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railway Company

(“The Milwaukee Road”).  It was the 2nd largest shop complex in the Milwaukee's system. 

 

 

 

Railroad Station Historical Society - to encourage the preservation and growth of historical knowledge of

railroad stations/depots and other railroad/railway structures worldwide:  http://rrshs.org/

 

 

http://www.railfan.net – extensive website of railroad related museums & societies, photos, videos,

model railroads, magazines, railines (North America & worldwide), locomotives & equipment, forums, etc.

 

Some train songs --

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe recorded by Henri Mancini

 

Freight Train recorded by Joan Baez

 

Midnight Special recorded by Creedence Clearwater Revival  

 

 

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