CB&Q 9900 Pioneer Zephyr by Chuck Zeiler Via Flickr: 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.
CB&Q E9 9994 by Chuck Zeiler Via Flickr: Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E9 9994 eastbound on the combined North Coast Limited and Empire Builder at Rochelle, Illinois on November 14, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. I was riding the steam excursion seen on the left waiting for this train to pass.
CB&Q Zephyr 9900 by Chuck Zeiler Via Flickr: 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.
CB&Q 9900 by Chuck Zeiler Via Flickr: 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.
“Jesse Bussey, originally from Greene County, Pennsylvania, bought the land for the town of Bussey in 1867. He laid out the town of Bussey on the line of the Albia, Knoxville and Des Moines Railroad in 1875, the same year the line was acquired by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. Mr Bussey went into the lumber and grain business there. By 1880, the population was close to 100, with four general merchandise stores and one drug store. The town was incorporated in 1895. There were some problems with the initial incorporation, so a second vote was held in 1899, after which James Bussey was elected as the first mayor.”