The CB&Q's Pioneer Zephyr high speed diesel streamliners on display in the main lobby of Chicago's amazing Museum of Science & Industry.
What an event! Streamliners at Spencer.
CBQ 5629 was built in 1940 at the Burlington shops in Iowa and ran fast freights in the 1940's and 50's. It was retired by the Burlington Route in 1956 at Lincoln, Nebraska and is now on display ... (more)
Amtrak's Empire Builder slows for a stop at North La Crosse, WI behind a former CBQ/BN E8A, a pair of X-GN Fs, and a former NP F. Prior to May 1971, the E unit was a common visitor to La Crosse, b... (more)
Ex-CB&Q office car owned by Clint Jones.Not sure whether photo is at Hancock or Wells,MI.. I believe the car is now in LaCrosse,WI. connected to a restaurant.
A game of 52-car pickup.
Date is approximate.
CB&Q SD45 (516-530) Delivered in pre-merger green & white paint now renumbered with Burlington Northern numbers.
Static display of a CB&Q passenger engine at the old CB&Q Division headquarters in Ottumwa. When I got transferred down there on the CP all that occupied the buildings was the Amtrak station.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy caboose (waycar in CB&Q parlance) No. 14602 glows in the gathering twilight of Christmas Eve 2007. The Izaak Walton Inn at Essex, Montana, has four “caboose cabins” ... (more)
Viewed twelve years ago in 2003 and donated in 1963, this gorgeous 4-8-4 was built by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy. Would have loved to have seen her run.
Shoving back to Olson Road, the Nebraska Zephyr would be pulling into the station within a few minutes to take on more passengers.
CB&Q 9911-A, named the Silver Pilot, is the last E5 in existence. Built in 1940, she's still going strong at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union. Here's to many more years!
Departing the station for her last time this year, the 9911A heads east for Kishwaukee Grove.
The Nebraska Zephyr splits the semaphores at Olson Road.
In 1967, Chicago Burlington & Quincy‘s 114-mile Alliance to Sterling line is not at all what it will become in just a few years, when the flood of coal from the Powder River Basin starts moving so... (more)