Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by who_dat73, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

    Working in a scrap yard I get some intresting finds today I came acrost a a brass padlock for a switch I am assuming. It has the C.M.& St.P.RR on the back the latch cover is missing but all in all in good shape.

    Now for the question who were these guys I know I have seen the initials somwhere before and was wondering if anybody has any info to enlightin me I looked on the web but didnt come acrost anything of info. Were the merged with the CNW like I am hoping??
    Thanks Mike

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  2. Speedmonkey

    Speedmonkey New Member

    Very cool find!

    From what I found on a Google search, it came from the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway. Anything beyond that is a little sketchy and confusing. I'm certain that there are a number of people who frequent this site who can fill you in on the details.
  3. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    It was the Milwaukee Road before they built the Pacific Extension.
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    CM&StP became CMStP&P* in 1928. I can't tell from my write up if it had been renamed The Milwaukee Road before then or was just called that.

    *Chicago Milwaukee St Paul & Pacific.
  5. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

    Ok I knew I had seen this before.. It was at the Depot in Fulda Minn. they were Mill. Road..
    They never had anything to do with the CNW tho did they!!
  6. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    They wanted to merge with CNW for many years, but never got to.
  7. wjstix

    wjstix Member

    "Milwaukee Road" was just a nickname for many years, they didn't start officially using it on equipment until maybe the 1930's (like on the 1st version of the new Milwaukee cabooses from Walthers)??

    Oddly in the 19th c. the C.M.& St.P. was nicknamed "The St.Paul".

    As noted, in 1928 when they completed their ill-fated extension to the Pacific ocean they added "& Pacific" to their name.

    The Milwaukee did operate a joint iron ore operation with the C&NW in upper Michigan.
  8. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    "The Milwaukee did operate a joint iron ore operation with the C&NW in upper Michigan."

    WHERE? Can you provide any info?

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