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Postcard of Chicago & Northwestern Depot, Council Bluffs, IA

Lakeside Pileup: A piggyback trailer, full of hams, lies on its side only feet away from the pond in Lakeside Park at the north edge of Council Bluffs. The boxcar above is lying on another freight car, behind the trailer. The eight-car derailment…

Workers Investigate...the best method of pulling this entanglement of freight cars apart. The derailment occurred when a rail broke on a feeder line of the Chicago and North Western at the north edge of Council Bluffs.

A photo of the interior of the Chicago and North Western's repair shop. On back of photo:
C&NW Repair shop
on Ave G
This is CB

Fishtail evident in derailed cars of Overland Limited passenger train. Several hundred feet of train is damaged.

Close-up phot of derailed railroad cars and damaged tracks.
On back of photo:
Train Crash

Motive power and car shops offices have been combined in new quarters at the Chicago and North Western Railroad diesel shop building on Avenue G. Miss Letha Wadley, general clerk, works at her desk. Former quarters occupied by the two offices here…

Transmitting A List...of eastbound freight cars is Chief Clerk Odell Waffle, Route 4, and Asst. Supt. L.C. McDowell. Information is transmitted directly from punched cards.

Old No. 5...emerges through a cloud of swirling snow with its last string of passenger cards for Council Bluffs

Swinging Down...from the engine cab are crewmen James Nelson, the fireman, and engineer Tom Ogilvie.

Getting Them Rolling Again...was the concern of the first work crews reporting back to the Chicago and North Western Railway Saturday. Inspecting locomotives idled for the last 30 days in the Council Bluffs yards were the Division General Foreman…

A Car Crossing...the railroad on Washboard Road must be within 11 feet of the rail before the driver's line of sight is clear to the curve easy of the intersection.

photo of car approaching the Chicago and North Western Railway's crossing on Washboard Road.

Freight office, left...rebuilt by north Western Railroad in 1953 is now the Railway Inn, a tavern at Eleventh Street and First Avenue. The old passenger depot, right, was torn down shortly after the freight office as completed.
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