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Chicago Great Western - Railroad
Company Name Chicago Great Western
Category Railroad
Year Founded 1892
Final Year of Operation 1968
Termination Merged
Successor/Parent Chicago & North Western (Details)
Country United States (Details)
Source of Text Wikipedia
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Chicago Great Western - Railroad



Company History: The Chicago Great Western Railway (reporting mark CGW) was a Class I railroad that linked Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, and Kansas City. It was founded by Alpheus Beede Stickney in 1885 as a regional line between St. Paul and the Iowa state line called the Minnesota and Northwestern Railroad. Through mergers and new construction, the railroad, named Chicago Great Western after 1892, quickly became a multi-state carrier. One of the last Class I railroads to be built, it competed against several other more well-established railroads in the same territory, and developed a corporate culture of innovation and efficiency to survive.

Nicknamed the Corn Belt Route because of its operating area in the midwestern United States, the railroad was sometimes called the Lucky Strike Road, due to the similarity in design between the herald of the CGW and the logo used for Lucky Strike cigarettes.

In 1968 it merged with the Chicago and North Western Railway (CNW), which abandoned most of the CGW's trackage.

Brief History:
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Item created by: gdm on 2017-10-10 09:55:58. Last edited by gdm on 2019-05-16 08:20:16

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