This order is a re-creation. I do not know its authors intent.
Dated 1951, this style of form was not in use at that time.
Austin Tower, Minnesota:
It's fascinating how they used the term "Motor," instead of "Engine" or "Eng"
as it is abbreviated, when referring to diesels. Most operations with such a
reference had an interurban heritage somewhere in their past. As far as I am aware,
the CGW did not. Possibly stems from early years with their McKeen cars?
An unusual font was used here. Normally block letters were the standard
for a train order typewriter. Also, there is use of upper and lower case
letters, plus punctuation. All of this was usually frowned upon.
Cannon Falls, Minnesota:
Note the rubber stamped station name. Such a method,
again, was generally frowned upon by most railroads.
Carol Stream, Illinois:
Formerly named Gretna.
Chicago Transfer, Illinois:
Unfortunately, the slow order is missing.
Clear Lake Junction, Iowa:
Council Bluffs, Iowa:
Q Des Moines, Iowa:
The "Q" designates this order as being copied at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad office.
Dodge Center, Minnesota:
East Cabin (East Dubuque), Illinois:
East Stockton, Illinois:
Although I cannot make out the exact year, here is complete text for the above order.
Note the interesting addressees! GM 4351 was a demonstrator SD45. GM 433A was also
a demonstrator. A predecessor to the GP40, built on a GP35 frame, with flared SD45
style radiators. Incorrectly referenced by many railfans as a "GP40X," it was not.
For any who doubt it happened, here they are, both, on the CGW and together!
Another re-created order. Again, issue year shown pre-dates this style of form.
Fair Ground (Dubuque), Iowa:
Fort Dodge, Iowa:
German Valley, Illinois:
Another re-creation- Form too new for order date.
Green Mountain, Iowa:
Renamed to Carol Stream.
Mention of their McKeen Car number 1001.
A meet with passenger train Number 6. Also note the
missing Dispatcher/Superintendent initials! Oops?)
Once again a re-creation. Wrong style of form for it's date.
A meet with passenger train Number 6, copied by Chuck Finch.
A meet with passenger train Number 5.
Mason City, Iowa:
Clearance issued to Southern Pacific RR GP35 #6645, leading
a Rock Island train between Manly and Clear Lake Junction.
North Hanover, Illinois:
Ohio Avenue (Kansas City), Missouri:
Red Wing, Minnesota:
St. Joseph, Missouri:
St. Joseph Union Depot, Missouri:
Shops (St. Joseph), Missouri
Set with an order observing death of United States President William McKinley.
South Des Moines, Iowa:
South St. Paul, Minnesota:
Spring Valley, Minnesota:
With forms copied by noted CGW Agent/Operator Chuck Finch