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Clinton: 1943

Clinton: 1943

March 1943. "Freight operations on the Chicago & North Western between Chicago and Clinton, Iowa. The train going through Clinton to the yard two miles beyond." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.


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Clinton Iowa, Railroad Town

Many photos and info about the depots and railroads that served Clinton.

Two depots, three railroads

The Chicago & Northwestern passenger depot is the large structure in the background on the left. The smaller depot to the right is actually the CB&Q (Burlington Route) station, which I believe was also used by the CMStP&P (Milwaukee Road). Both the CB&Q depot and the interlocking tower in the far background are now gone, but the C&NW depot was still standing when I visited Clinton about two years ago.

Two depots

I believe that would be the C,B&Q's depot on the right. It's long gone and before my time but they had, and still do by trackage rights, access to Clinton from the Quad Cities. The Northwestern's depot is on the left and still exists today.

Station building on the left

Seems to still be there....

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