Help ID Antique Conductor Step C.STP.M&O - Omaha Road

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Help ID Antique Conductor Step C.STP.M&O - Omaha Road

Postby rsr » Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:44 pm

Hello,

I hope this is the correct place to post this question.

Need your help id'ing the Railroad stenciled on this old wood conductor step.

C. STP. M & O.

Thanks,
Allan
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Re: Help ID Antique Conductor Step C.STP.M&O

Postby Otto Vondrak » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:10 pm

http://www.yesteryeardepot.com/chinwst.htm

The Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway was a separate railroad Company on paper until January 1, 1957 when it was merged into the Chicago & North Western.
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Re: Help ID Antique Conductor Step C.STP.M&O

Postby rsr » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:43 am

Hi Otto,

Thanks for the info.
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Re: Help ID Antique Conductor Step C.STP.M&O

Postby wjstix » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:45 pm

The "Omaha Road" was a part of the CNW system, but was in many ways independent. It had it's own HQ in Minneapolis MN (CNW's was in Chicago) and it ran right-handed while the CNW operated left-handed in double track territory. Before the 1957 reorganization CNW steam and diesels were hard to distinguish from Omaha Road engines, the only real difference being the Omaha Road engines having the RR initals on the engine. On steam engines this was under the number on the side of the cab, both CNW and Omaha had the CNW System herald on the tender from about the mid-late thirties on.
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