This is the face of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy in 1966 – proudly competent and committed to the best possible passenger service. On April 9, the first section of the Denver Zephyr has paused... (more)
Late afternoons in the summer of 1966, the place to watch the parade of passenger trains out of Denver Union Station is the 23rd Street viaduct. The sun has swung around to the west, catching Unio... (more)
On Thanksgiving morning, 1965, the Denver Zephyr hustles past Cudahy siding near the Denver stockyards, running a little late for its scheduled 8:30 a.m. arrival at Union Station. Today’s train is... (more)
One of the classiest of all F-unit paint schemes adorned CB&Q’S “greybacks,” an attractive off-white -- officially “imitation aluminum” -- with red stripes and a distinctive wing-like nose emblem... (more)
Burlington Route 4-6-0 No. 710 is on public display alongside the station canopies in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. This Class K4 Ten Wheeler was built in the Burlington's own Havelock (Nebraska) S... (more)
The Nebraska Zephyr is showing off during Diesel Days at the Illinois Railway Museum.
The conductor is giving the Nebraska Zephyr a final check as Chicago Burlington & Quincy 9911A is preparing to pull the lunch train at the Illinois Railway Museum. CB&Q 9911A is the only remainin... (more)
Starting in the mid-1960s one might encounter power from almost any railroad on Union Pacific’s Wyoming mainline. Still it was a bit unusual to find a single Burlington leading on all-UP consist, ... (more)
General Electric’s U28C was something of a disappointment to its builder – only 71 sold – but Burlington liked the model well enough to buy 16, more than any other railroad, and to hang onto them ... (more)
On a sunny November morning in 1968, the annual sugar “campaign” is at its height, and railroads are busy bringing in the beets all over northern Colorado. Rambling along Burlington’s Buckwheat Br... (more)
Shovel Noses - 2:
Though the two locomotives had many similarities, the two pre-war E-units on display at ... (more)
Not to waste available motive power, CB&Q employed motor car 9769 as a PY Yard switcher at North Kansas City, Mo. May 29, 1965.