CB&Q Hudson #3007 peeks out of the barn at the Illinois Railway Museum.
Raindrops on steam trains and whiskers on diesels
Restored black kettles and silver streamliners
Brown color ballast multiple trains
These are a few of my favorite things!
The shape of streamliners to come. CB&Q No. 5629 (4-8-4) was built in 1940 by the Burlington Route Railroad in their own shops in Burlington, Iowa and was one of 15 engines of its class designed ... (more)
CB&Q California Zephyr dome-observation “Silver Solarium” rests on Track 5 at Denver Union Station on the night of October 15, 2014. This car is now operated by California Zephyr Railcar Charters.
With Denver Union Station seemingly peeking into the trainshed, California Zephyr dome-observation “Silver Solarium” is seen on Track 5 on the warm Colorado night of October 15, 2014. This Burling... (more)
The colorful neon light tail sign of Chicago, Burlington and Quincy California Zephyr dome-observation “Silver Solarium” glows on the evening of October 15, 2014, at Denver, Colorado.
IRM's Nebraska Zephyr rolls through the Illinois countryside, giving riders a taste of what it was like to ride a streamlined passenger train in the 1950s.
The F units on Colorado & Southern’s northbound freight appear a bit battle-worn and weary as the train drops into Trinidad, Colo. for a crew change before proceeding on to Pueblo and Denver on th... (more)
This steel caboose, acquired in 2000 by the Minnesota Transportation Museum. During restoration at the Jackson Street Roundhouse shops it was determined that 13500 was most likely the CB&Q's first... (more)
Two CB&Q E units lead the California Zephyr out of Chicago on Oct. 8, 1968. Stainless steel adorns the sides of 9969 and partner. The Zephyr would not last until Amtrak’s birth.
With mostly heavyweight cars behind 3 Es, CB&Q’s Trn. 12 Nebraska Zephyr pulls out of Council Bluffs, Iowa on May 8, 1965.
The "Silver Solarium" brings up the tail end of Amtrak 940, the Feather River Express, crossing the Rock Creek Trestle en-route to Portola on a hot summer afternoon.
Burlington F7(A) #167-A with a passenger-style pilot and coupler cover, plus F7(B) #167-B both built in May 1950. Photo taken from my slide collection, photographer Max Zimmerlein.
Month-old #103 heads west at Keenesbury, Colorado on June 6, 1944. CB&Q acquired sixteen 4-unit FT's , an Electro-Motive model 567, V-16 diesel engine provided 1,350-horse power to each unit. Th... (more)