Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railway

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Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railroad
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Former Milwaukee Road system. Solid red lines are trackage still operated by CP Rail; purple lines are trackage now operated by other railroads; red dotted lines are abandoned. This map suggests a rail crossing between Iowa and Wisconsin; this crossing closed in 1961.
Reporting mark MILW
Locale Idaho, Montana, Washington
Dates of operation Circa 1906–1912
Successor Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois

The Milwaukee Road, officially the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (reporting mark MILW), was a Class I railroad that operated in the Midwest and Northwest of the United States from 1847 until 1980, when its Pacific Coast Extension was embargoed in the states of Montana, Idaho, and Washington. Its core Midwest system was merged into the Soo Line Railroad on January 1, 1986. The Pacific Coast Extension from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest, planned between 1901 and 1906 and built between 1906 and 1909, was carried out under the auspices of the Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railroad. This corporate entity was folded into its parent company in 1912.

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References[edit]

  • Lewis, Robert G. Handbook of American Railroads. New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation, 1951, pp. 61–3.

Further reading[edit]

  • Isabelle Carpenter Kendall (1911), Across the continent, Chicago: Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway