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CB&Q E9 9985B by Chuck Zeiler
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Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E9 9985B heading Train 11, the westbound Nebraska Zephyr, at Altona, Illinois on August 26, 1966, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.

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BNSF 3983 in the Rain by lennycarl08
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This shot pretty much sums up the whole winter in Northern California. UPS train at Christie.

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CB&Q E9 9993 by Chuck Zeiler
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Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E9 9993 on Train Number 12, the eastbound Nebraska Zephyr, at Galva, Illinois on August 26, 1966, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. It shows MU plug and hoses, unusual for a lead unit on the Q, suggesting that the lead locomotive was cut off somewhere en-route.

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CB&Q E5 9914A by Chuck Zeiler
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Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E5 9914A, named Silver Arrow, at Hazeltine, Colorado on June 14, 1949, photographer unknown, print by Tom Klinger, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 9914A was built in June 1941 ( c/n 1301 ), was sold to the C&S on September 20, 1961, becoming C&S 9955, retired March 15, 1968 and traded to EMD. The training B unit was either 9906B or 9907B, one of the two EA B-units built for the original Denver Zephyr, that Zephyr is seen trailing the power in this photo.

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CB&Q E5 9912A by Chuck Zeiler
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Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E5 9912A, named SILVER METEOR, at Kansas City, Missouri, date unknown, photograph by R. S. Plummer, print by Gordon C. Bassett, Chuck Zeiler collection. Although the date is unknown, I roughed it in as early 1950. The truck skirts were removed in the late 1940’s, and the couple covers ( present in this photo ) were removed by the early 1960’s. Also, the imitation grill plates ( striped lines on either side of the upper headlight ) are still present. They were removed in the early 1950’s and replaced with stainless steel doors because to access the MU plugs the plates had to be unscrewed and removed, which resulted in terminal crews leaving the plates off completely.

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Steel Highway by lennycarl08
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Northbound (railroad west) along side of Santa Fe Ave near Hughson California

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CB&Q 9900 Pioneer Zephyr by Chuck Zeiler
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Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9900 Pioneer Zephyr at Omaha, Nebraska on an unknown day in March 1960, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 9900 made its last run on March 20, 1960 from Lincoln to Galesburg, then was overhauled at Aurora and towed to Chicago, donated to the Museum of Science and Industry on May 26, 1960. Since its construction in 1934, it had traveled 3,222,898 miles.

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Into the Morning Sun by lennycarl08
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It’s early in the Feather River Canyon, but this is already the second train rolling by me out of the serpentine.

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CB&Q Zephyr 9900 by Chuck Zeiler
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Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9900 at Weston, New Jersey on April 17, 1934, photograph by the Budd Company, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 9900 was released from the Budd’s Philadelphia plant on April 10, 1934 and began a nationwide tour. It is seen here on a run out of New York City on the Reading at Weston.

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postcard - from miu0206, Hong Kong by Jassy-50

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<br />The Denver Zephyr was a passenger train operated by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad between Chicago, Illinois, and Denver, Colorado. Regular service for the route began May 31, 1936. The trainsets were refurbished in the winter of 1948-49 and operated in DZ service until October 1956 (Wikipedia).

From the Postcrossing “You Choose 3 Cards Unwritten” tag.

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Passing the Farm by lennycarl08
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This section of the Stockton Sub wanders through some of the last farmland in western Contra Costa County.

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CB&Q 9900 by Chuck Zeiler
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Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9900 at West Quincy, Missouri on June 24, 1957, photograph by G. E. Lloyd, print by Gordon C. Bassett, Chuck Zeiler collection. There appears to be a baggage car coupled to the rear.

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CB&Q E5 9909 by Chuck Zeiler
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Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E5 9909 near Saint Louis, Missouri sometime in 1942, photograph by W. K. Barhan, print by Gordon C. Bassett, Chuck Zeiler collection. This was the General Pershing Zephyr, Train Number 32, daily between Saint Louis and Lincoln via Kansas City, operated jointly by the Chicago & Alton and the CB&Q , thus the ALTON BURLINGTON herald below the headlight. This train operated from April 30, 1939 to 1949, suspended briefly during World War II to conserve fuel and wear on the equipment. The train was originally powered by AA 9908, however that locomotive proved under-powered for the task.

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(via Triple Header | 3 E’s lead 3 commuter cars on a power move. … | Flickr)

Caption: “3 E’s lead 3 commuter cars on a power move. If I remember correctly this happened quite a bit on Sunday afternoons.”

Chicago

June 1979

Photo by Bill Raia