Tap Creek

The Chicago & North Western Tap Creek Branch


And here are a few links to rail-fanning and model railroading sites.

The Chicago & North Western Historical Society (C&NWHS)

The Society’s purpose is to collect, circulate and preserve the history of the C&NW and its predecessor and successor lines; to create and publish a magazine; and to promote fellowship among C&NW fans and Society Members


The railroad I have used as a prototype for the layout featured on these pages, the Chicago & North Western, is a 'fallen flag'. In 1995 it was taken over by the Union Pacific (UP). However, a lot of people still cherish the C&NW and do a great job collecting and assembling information and historical facts about the C&NW. 

I am a model railroader, not a C&NW expert, and have no personal memories or connections to the C&NW (I live in Sweden and haven't seen a single piece of C&NW equipment in real life!). So, although I have taken a special liking to the C&NW,  I leave the task to provide you with more C&NW information to others. 

If you want to find out more, here are a couple of links to C&NW related sites.

cnw-rail.com is dedicated to preserving images of the midwest's railroads. It is a collection of pictures from in and around the midwest of equipment from IAIS, UP, BNSF and the former Chicago and NorthWestern.

Don's Rail Photos

This project began in 1946 when [Don Ross] decided to start collecting railroad photos and take pictures.

Rail links

The definitive directory of railroad web sites! (Quote from the Rail links home page)

                                                      “Where all railroads meet”



The Internet Railroad Directory. Over 7,500 rail-related links, search engine, free classified ads, BBS, Train Simulator Add-Ons, ICQ List, and more.

Peter’s Model railroading

A well organized site with over a thousand pages full of N scale and general model railroading information.