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RE: [CBQ] CB&Q/MILW Xing in Aurora, IL

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Subject: RE: [CBQ] CB&Q/MILW Xing in Aurora, IL
From: "Scott Stearns scott_b_stearns@xxxxxxxxxxx [CBQ]" <CBQ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 14:13:08 -0500

We were looking at a 1948 railroad atlas this past weekend and were also wondering about the Milwaukee running into Aurora - from DeKalb.  Do you know the route it took between DeKalb and Aurora and where it entered Aurora coming from the northwest? 
Scott Stearns
Zumbrota, MN

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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 08:52:56 -0500
Subject: Re: [CBQ] CB&Q/MILW Xing in Aurora, IL

The old CMG/Milw/Q xing on the Q west Batavia line was in place into the mid 70s as the J operated a local to serve Weyerhaeuser that was just west of the diamond. During these years the xing was protected both ways by stop boards,no smash boards.

In the mid to,later 70s the BN/J made a deal and the Irish Mail began serving Weyerhaeuser by going over on the J wye and the former CMG main. Later a new connection was put in the NW quadrant and the xing and the entire J Aurora branch removed.

I'm not 100% sure but I seem to recall there is a photo of the xing in the upcoming IRISH Mail article of the BRHS.

Leo Phillipp

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On Jul 3, 2014, at 5:23 AM, "shapotkin.william@xxxxxxxxx [CBQ]" <CBQ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Until circa 1947-48, an xing existed of the CB&Q Aurora-Batavia Branch (along the west side of the Fox River) and the MILW (CM&G) in Aurora, IL. Does anyone have an information on this xing? Assume it was NOT protected by a tower -- probably moveable smashboards. Am looking for any information (and even better, photos) of this xing.

William Shapotkin

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