Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Company


  1929 ICC Valuation Testimony






    1914 ICC Accounting Investigation: Ernest Ritson Dewsnup, "Recent Financial Investigations by the Interstate Commerce Commission,"  Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 63, National Industries and the Federal Government (Jan., 1916), pp. 199-213








    Record of PCE Construction, Complete Record, 1915 Valuation Study

  Breakdown by Section:

  Valuation Sections 1a-1c
  Moreau Branch
  Cheyenne Branch
  Valuation Sections North Dakota, PCE Mainline
  New England Branch, Valuation Sections North Dakota 3 and SD 4
  Montana Valuation Section 1, State line to Harlowton
  Montana Valuation Section 2, Harlowton to Lombard
  Montana Valuation Section 3, Lombard to Butte
  Montana Valuation Section 4, Butte to St. Paul Pass
  Montana Valuation Section 5, Harlowton to Lewistown
  Montana Valuation Section 6, Grass Range Line
  Montana Valuation Section 7, Roy Line
  Montana Valuation Section 8, Lewistown to Great Falls
  Montana Valuation Section 9, Great Falls to Agawam
  Montana Valuation Section 10, Ringling to Dorsey
  Idaho Valuation Section 1, Idaho Mainline
  Idaho Valuation Section 2, Plummer Jct to Manito Jct
  Idaho Valuation Section 3, St. Maries to Elk River Branch
  Idaho Valuation Section 4, Coeur d'Alene Branch
  Idaho Valuation Section 5, Pend 'Oreille Branch
  Washington Valuation Section 1, Idaho State Line to Maple Valley
  Washington Valuation Sections 4, 5, 5a, Maple Valley to Seattle
  Washington Valuation Section 7, Marcellus Branch
  Washington Valuation Section 7A, Moses Lake Branch
  Washington Valuation Section 8, Hanford Branch
  Washington Valuation Section 9, Everett Branch
  Washington Valuation Section 10, Enumclaw Branch
  Washington Valuation Section 11, Grays Harbor Branch

  Construction Record, Big Blackfoot Railway
  Construction Record, Gallatin Valley Railway
  Construction Record, Puget Sound & Willapa Harbor Railway
  Construction Record, Milwaukee Terminal Railway
  Construction Record, Bellingham & Northern Railway
  Construction Record, Seattle, Port Angeles & Western Railway
  Construction Record, Tacoma Eastern Railway

Joint Line Talks with NP Dead, New York Times, June 26, 1909




 "The Great Northern," "The Northern Pacific," and the "Chicago, Burlington & Quincy," Railway Age, November 22, 1907

"The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul," Railway Age, September 30, 1907

 "The Portland and Seattle Railroad," Railway Age, September 27, 1907

"Progress on the Western End of the St. Paul's Pacific Extension," Railway Age, September 20, 1907

"Earling Announces St. Paul to Operate Steamships," The American Marine Engineer, September, 1907

Jon Moen, Ellis Tallman, "The Bank Panic of 1907: The Role of Trust Companies," Journal of Economic History, 52:3, September, 1992 [password protected, copyright]

 "Chicago & Northwestern," Railway Age, August 23, 1907 

"Railroad Work in the Lewiston, Idaho Country," Railway Age, August 20, 1907

"St. Paul Extension Work, Snoqualmie Tunnel to Begin Soon," Railway Age, August 16, 1907

"Progress on the Western End of the St. Paul's Pacific Extension," Railway Age, July 19, 1907 

The Lumber World, "New Potlatch Plant at Potlatch Largest in West," July 15, 1907

Correspondence with Columbia and Puget Sound regarding placement of switches, July 1907

"Missouri River Bridge of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul at Mobridge, South Dakota,"   Railway Age, March 22, 1907

"Dakota Goes Down; Hill Won't Build Any More Liners," New York Times, March 8, 1907

 Henry Hyde, "A Gray Dreamer," The Technical World, February, 1907 -- puff piece on Hill

"Tacoma Terminals of the CM&St.P among the largest in USA," Sunset Magazine, 1907

 Sheldon Bebee, "Putting the Mountains to Work," The Technical World, February, 1907 -- Harriman and Electrification

"Labor Laws in a Tunnel," Railway Age, January 11, 1907  

"The St. Paul's Coast Extension," Railway Age, January 4, 1907 



Railway Age, "E.J. Pearson Appointed Chief Engineer of the Pacific Railway," December 22, 1905

Articles of Incorporation of CM&St.P of Montana, December 16, 1905

Railway Age, "Announcement of CM&St.P to Build West," December 1, 1905

Railway Age," Railroad Location in Valleys or on Ridges," November 22, 1905

Railway Age, "Incorporation of the Pacific Railroad," to build from Wallula to Tacoma and Seattle, November 10, 1905

Railway Age, "Bellingham Bay & British Columbia Ry to be Acquired by CP," August 25, 1905

Railway Age, "Railway Movements on the Puget Sound," September 16, 1904. Purchases of waterfront land in Tacoma and Seattle,  mean the prospective entrance of another great railway from the East, presumably, It is thought, the Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul

GN Route Profile


 The Railway and Engineering Review, "New C.M.&St.P. Ore Dock at Escanaba, Michigan," March 16, 1901



 "St. Paul Buys Terminal Frontage in Seattle," The_Railway News, May 28, 1887



Milwaukee Road Track

Beverly Investment Company
White Bluffs
Great Falls Western Railway
Milwaukee Hospital Association
Corporate Minutes
Republic Coal
Milwaukee Land
 Port Townsend Ry Aquisition


H. Roger Grant, "Seeking the Pacific: the Chicago & North Western's Plans to Reach the West Coast," Pacific Northwest Quarterly,  April, 1990  [password needed, copyright]

Itothe Phucher, "The Puget Sound and Inland Empire Railway -- the Cascade Tunnel Route," A. Harriman Publishers, Seattle, 1925

"The History of the Narrow Gauge in Iowa," The Palimpset,  April, 1932

George Kennan, "The Biography of E.H. Harriman, Chapter XI, Control of the Burlington," 1922

George Kennan, "The Biography of E.H. Harriman, Chapter XII.Northern Pacific Panic," 1922

George Kennan, "The Biography of E.H. Harriman, Chapter XIII, Northern Securities Company Dissolved," 1922

A Different View of the Northern Securities Debacle, by Michael Sol

Golden Grain Train

Judith River Bridge Construction

Kelly Creek Trestle Traveler Crane

Kelly Creek

The "Great Loop"

Proposed Bryson-Adair Tunnel

Temporary Bridge, later filled, the "Great Loop"

1887 Route Map