Railroads & Locomotives Maps Growth of the final granger

Growth of the final granger

By Angela Cotey | February 12, 2016

| Last updated on March 16, 2021

See how the Chicago & North Western expanded from a single line in 1849

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Railroads included in this map:
Chicago & North Western; Chicago Great Western; Litchfield & Madison; Minneapolis & St. Louis; Chicago, Minneapolis & Omaha “Omaha Road”

This map originally appeared in the July 2014 issue of Trains Magazine.

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One thought on “Growth of the final granger

  1. I’d always thought the Belle Plaine (IA)-Mason City branch was built in the 1905-1910 time period. Do the dates shown indicate acquisition of ROW or actual construction?

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