CB&Q E8 9949A by Chuck Zeiler Via Flickr: Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E8 9949A westbound on Train # 25, the North Coast Limited, at Naperville, Illinois on June 10, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. According to the June 1965 edition of The Offical Guide, this train consisted of the following equipment (not necessarily in this order on this date) behind the Budd stainless steel baggage car: mail/dormitory, flat top coaches (westbound #’s C-251, C-253, C-254), dome coaches (C-250, C-252), Slumbercoach (SC-25), Lewis and Clark Traveler’s Rest Buffet-Lounge, Dining Car, Pullman Sleeping Cars and Dome Sleepers (257, 255, 256, 258), and until 1967, the Observation-Buffet-Lounge-Sleeper (259). An interesting footnote in The Official Guide states: Remains not carried on westbound North Coast Limited. Banana messenger, blind and attendant, caretaker, charity, circus or show, clergy, Drover, D.V.S., V.A.H., reduced rate tickets will not be honored on the North Coast Limited west of Saint Paul through September 30 and December 1 through January 15, but will be honored between Chicago and Saint Paul. Employees reduced rate tickets will not be honored on either CB&Q or NP during this restricted period.
Two Burlington E8 units power the Northern Pacific’s NORTH COAST LIMITED from Union Station. There is a Budd Slumbercoach several cars back. This was the summer of the Seattle World’s Fair.
June 06, 1962