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C&NW Commemorative Poster
In 1988, C&NW's Marketing Department proposed artwork of some kind to be specially created for presentation to customers. A Marketing and Operating Department team was created to come up with a design. I was Assistant Vice President - Transportation and General Manager at the time and was the Operating Department representative. We came up with a poster along the lines of those used by early railroads to promote themselves and the areas they served. It portrays significant C&NW events, trains, and features and includes a system map and statement of our pride in our past and confidence in the future. I do not recall how many we had printed but suspect 20,000 or so as we wanted to include employees, government reps, and a supply for the C&NW Historical Society and on-line railroad museums in addition to customers. By Chris Burger
Alternate Title C&NW Commemorative Poster of 1988 (editor's title)
Source Chris Burger, Russiaville, Indiana
Coverage Spatial, not applicable; Temporal, 1988
Rights Chicago & North Western
Date Created 1988
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location Not applicable
Creator Description Since the 1975 completion of a MFA in Art from Iowa State University, Stewart Buck has been a freelance artist working predominately with railroad themes. His artwork and photography can be found in private and corporate collections around the United States. Commissions have included major works for the Chicago & North Western, Wisconsin Central Ltd., Union Pacific, Iowa Interstate, Wilson Railway Corporation, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railroad, Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, Miner Enterprises, Inc., and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Valley Railroad. His work has been selected for book covers, calendars, brochures, greeting cards, and magazines. Buck currently resides in Ankeny, Iowa.
Collection Chris Burger Collection
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