Austin to Manly

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Map submitted by Tim Thorp.

GOOGLE MAPS no longer available: With apologies, I am unable to continue showing Google Maps. Google has forced my hand by increasing their map usage fee from nothing/free to OVER $300 A MONTH for the Abandoned Rails website! This is an expense that I simply cannot afford. Rest assured I am looking at available open source alternatives, so maps should be back online soon!

Greg Harrison

This abandoned right-of-way was once part of the Hayfield to Mason City Division of the Chicago Great Western Railroad. Seen here is the CGW passenger depot at Austin, MN; the CGW yards were located nearby. (Submitted by Tim Thorp)

Do you know the date of abandonment of this line? Was Austin to Hayfield abandoned at the same time? Also, looking for additional information on CGW in Austin. Please contact me. Thanks.

Milt Clark
Missoula, MT


I'm not for sure but I thought the line from Manly was kept in service for a while after the hayfield to austin abandonment to serve Geo. Hormel & Co.

Michael Embrickson
Austin, MN


Check this out from the Barriger Library postings on Flickr:

There are almost 400 photos of the CGW on this site. The bottom two on this link page are obviously Austin, and maybe some of you can help ID some other locations.

Eric Reinert
Bolingbrook, IL


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Do you have any pictures or information about Austin to Manly? Please . You will get credit for anything you contribute.