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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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CB&Q Pioneer Zephyr 9900 by Chuck Zeiler
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Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad Pioneer Zephyr 9900 at Lincoln, Nebraska on an unknown day in March 1960, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection.

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Remember These at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry? by Marty Bernard
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Two scans from slides in Roger Puta’s Reject Box. CB&Q Pioneer Zephyr 9900 on July 7, 1962. This is America’s first diesel-powered streamliner. Next to it is the German U505 submarine. The Zephyr has been renovated has a display area in the parking garage. I went to Google Earth and Google Street View but can see neither the Greman U-Boat nor the Santa Fe Steam Engine.

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The Pioneer Zephyr is a diesel-powered railroad train formed of railroad cars permanently articulated together with Jacobs bogies, built by the Budd Company in 1934 for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q), commonly known as the Burlington. The train featured extensive use of stainless steel, was originally named the Zephyr, and was meant as a promotional tool to advertise passenger rail service in the United States. The construction included innovations such as shotwelding (a specialized type of spot welding) to join the stainless steel, and articulation to reduce its weight.