CB&Q Galena Illinois Branch.

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CB&Q Galena Illinois Branch.

Postby BNSFDS-10 » Thu May 25, 2006 1:19 am

Does anyone know when the CB&Q[or BN If it lasted that long]
Abandoned the little Galena Branch where it left the CB&Q main line at
"Galena Jct" and ran East into the actual Town of Galena Illinois?. I have
been looking for this info for quite some time.
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Postby HDP » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:04 pm

I could be wrong, but I don't think there was such a branch. I think Galena JCT is where the IC and Q joint track to East Dubuque starts.
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Postby route_rock » Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:58 pm

Yes there was a branch, I know a few guys who ran on it and I do believe Galena Historical society has some info on it.
Good luck in your search if I run inot any of them old heads I will ask.
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Re: CB&Q Galena Illinois Branch.

Postby Engineer Spike » Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:19 pm

I have been confused here too. Coming north from Savanna, it went to single track across a bridge. After the bridge, the IC came in, and it was 2 MT, in my time. Just before the bridge, a ROW came in on the bluff side. I don't know if this was the Galena Branch, or the CGW.
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