The Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway

"The Peoria Gateway"

Ackley, Iowa:

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Albert Lea, Minnesota:

Unfortunately, the top example is missing a year.

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Copied at the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific RR depot, to RI trains operating in the M&St.L yard:

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Albia, Iowa:

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Albia CB&Q, Iowa:

A Wabash RR form, copied at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy RR depot.
To a CB&Q and an M&St.L train, both operating on Wabash RR tracks.

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Chaska, Minnesota:

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Curtis, Minnesota:

Copied at the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific RY depot. An Illinois
Central RR, M&St.L & Rock Island train, all interacting on RI trackage.

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Des Moines, Iowa:

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Dunnell, Minnesota:

Could these two orders be the work of a student operator?

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Estherville, Iowa:

Unfortunately, the slow order is missing.

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Hampton, Iowa:

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Hopkins, Minnesota:

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Jordan, Minnesota:

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Kilkenny, Minnesota:

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Linby, Iowa:

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Manly, Iowa:

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A M&St.L train entering Rock Island tracks en route to Minnesota.

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Marshalltown, Iowa:

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Mason City, Iowa:

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Merriam, Minnesota:

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Merriam Junction, Minnesota:

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Minneapolis, Minnesota:

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Monmouth, Illinois:

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Montgomery, Minnesota:

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Morton, Minnesota:

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Nemo, Illinois:

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Newburg, Iowa:

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New Prague, Minnesota:

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Olds, Iowa:

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Oskaloosa, Iowa:

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Otisco, Minnesota:

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Packwood, Iowa:

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Peoria, Illinois:

This is a deep copy. The operator has not been using a tin, so a lot of ghosting.

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Perry, Iowa:

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Plover, Iowa:

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Spencer, Iowa:

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Tara, Iowa:

This order was never completed- But the information is still interesting.

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Order to an M&St.L train operating on Illinois Central RR tracks:

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Waseca, Minnesota:

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Waterville, Minnesota:

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Winfield, Iowa:

Note the top order was never signed by an operator.


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