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Chicago, Missouri and Western Railway

                   
Chicago, Missouri and Western Railway
Reporting mark CMNW
Locale Illinois, Missouri
Dates of operation 1987–1990
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) (standard gauge)

The Chicago, Missouri and Western Railway (CM&W), (reporting mark CMNW) was a Class II railroad that operated in the midwest of the United States between 1987 and 1990. Never financially stable, less than a year after it was created it was bankrupt and sold off its lines piecemeal to other railroads in 1989 and 1990.

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  History

The Chicago and Alton Railroad had built and operated lines between Chicago, Illinois, Springfield, Illinois, St. Louis, Missouri and Kansas City until that railroad was merged into the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad in 1947. The GM&O itself was merged into the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad in 1972. When the ICG began spinning off its redundant lines, the Chicago, Missouri and Western Railway purchased the lines from the ICG on April 28, 1987. The line struggled financially, leading to deferred maintenance on the track, and the company was bankrupt within the year.

  Parent Company

Venango River was formed by former Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe managers to purchase the legendary South Shore Line from the Chessie System. The South Shore acquisition met with modest success, but whether the success correlated with management skill is still up for debate. The Chessie had all but neglected the railroad, making success easy to come by. Further, the Chessie equipped the South Shore with ten new locomotives idea for shortline railroading, leading to low maintenance costs. Flush with success, Venango River purchased the CM&W from ICG with the South Shore as guarantor of the loans at Citibank. President John Darling had grand dreams of serving three steel mills belonging to National Steel, one in Detroit, one in Burns Harbor (on CSS), and one near St. Louis (on CM&W).

  Failure

Collective insight suggests Venango River overpaid for the railroad, and could not service the debt with revenues. While South Shore revenues were directed toward servicing CM&W debt for a time, when the state of Indiana failed to adequately subsidize South Shore's passenger trains, the house of cards fell. The affair was not helped by the dilapidated ex-Western Pacific locomotives acquired for CM&W. Only a few were repainted for CM&W. The Chicago-Saint Louis line was acquired at bankruptcy sale by Southern Pacific's Cotton Belt (SSW) subsidiary and, as a result of the UP buyout, is now part of Union Pacific. The Kansas City route was purchased by Gateway Western Railroad, eventually coming under Kansas City Southern control.

  Notable Service and Trackage Rights

  • Piggyback service from South Shore's Burnham Yard to St. Louis
  • Amtrak's Chicago-St. Louis service
  • Chicago Terminal trackage rights to connect CSS and CM&W and other area railroad yards, including Proviso (still held by CSS)
  • Run-through steel coil shipments between CM&W, CSS, and GTW (for National Steel)
  • Business trains featuring bright orange CSS locomotives and business cars as well as other leased business cars

  References

  • "The Historical Guide to North American Railroads, Second Edition". Waukesha (Kalmbach Publishing), 2000. pp. 188–189.
   
               

 

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