CB&Q 9911A departs Davis Jct.,IL. for the Quad Cities.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 9911-A, EMC E5 diesel "Silver Pilot," with the preserved Nebraska Zephyr, is shown crossing the Mississippi River bridge, approaching West Quincy, Missouri.
First of two mainline excursions offered by IRM out of CUS. It was pouring rain 15 minutes before this....then it began to clear up. Only a few brave souls on deck this morning :-)
Classic Q. In a scene that just screams CB&Q, E5 #9911A powers the Nebraska Zephyr excursion under the classic signal bridge that has guarded this spot for decades. With a new tri-light can... (more)
After slowing for a track defect, the Silver Pilot races back to track speed rolling through the TP&W crossing at Bushnell.
Coasting in for the Galesburg station stop, the Zephyr passes below one of the remaining, original, CB&Q signal bridges.
Minutes after arrival at Union Station from her first day of excursion duty. It was interesting to see the number of passengers detraining from Amtrak trains stop by for a cell phone picture of t... (more)
The second leg of the excursion gets underway as the Zephyr departs Galesburg.
White flags flying, Mars light waving... the Nebraska Zephry rolls through Main St. on its way to CUS for the weekends excursions.
Even in the day of the IPhone 5, this short, fast streak of gleaming silver proves that 1930s technology is still cooler than modern gadgets.
Silver & Gray. The sole-surviving EMD E5 races with the Nebraska Zephyr back to Rock Island. This unit usually works at the Illinois Railway Museum. Photo taken during Train Festival 2011.
The Nebraska Zephyr along with CBQ SW7 9255 and CNW F7(A) 411 make their way through the switches and back on IRM grounds after a successful trip to Rock Island for Train Festival 2011.
The only EMD E5 left in the world proudly sits in Rock Island. This unit usually works at the Illinois Railway Museum, but today it has just completed an excursion from Rock Island to Bureau and ... (more)
The Nebraska Zephyr all polished up during the night shoot at trainfest. One of IRM's finest pieces.
The Nebraska Zephyr rolls east on the ex-Rock Island through Silvis on its way to Bureau and back.