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image located by Jan Mertens, 21 November 2008
From eBay, the flag of Chicago and Northwestern System (offer ended 15 Apr 2007).
White field with red-and-black logo: red disk fimbriated red behind black slanting rectangle (ascending diagonally), fimbriated black; `CHICAGO' in white on upper part of disk, `SYSTEM' in lower (these words are placed parallel to the rectangle); on rectangle white word `NORTHWESTERN', `N' and `W' bigger; tiny white `AND' on black on top of rectangle, interrupting the fimbriation.
This Midwest US company seems to very popular, sites abound – see: www.cnwhs.org/links.pl
Timetable by Joe Piersen: www.cnwhs.org/ch_cnw.htm
For an overview see this Wikipedia page (history starts in 1848 and ends when Union Pacific buys the company, 1995): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_and_North_Western_Railway
The following discussion forum page mentions various names borne by the company, including a period when it was `Employee Owned': www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,919115
These changes were reflected in the logo known as the "ball and bar", adopted in 1891 and modified over the years. The one in the photo was introduced in 1982 and similar flags – bearing lightly changed logos – may well have existed.
Jan Mertens, 21 November 2008