When Ralph Budd and Edward Budd teamed up to create a modern streamliner that would run faster and cheaper than anything on the CB&Q rails, they came up with this beautiful train set, which ran al... (more)
The Pioneer Zephyr sits entombed in the parking garage of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago IL. It's a beautiful train in a beautiful museum.
Visitors of the Museum of Science and Industry can view the Pioneer Zephyr inside and out. Here is a view of the cab.
Christened on April 18, 1934, at the PRR's Broad Street Station, this Philadelphia born, Budd built, articulated streamliner achieved a remarkable speed of 112.5 mph in May of that same year (1934... (more)
My father-in-law took this photograph when he was a young man living on a farm near Haigler, Nebraska, which is located on the Burlington Route near the Nebraska-Kansas-Colorado borders. Before h... (more)
The Pioneer Zephyr now rests fully preserved in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
The shovel nose displayed proudly at the MSI in Chicago.
May 26th, 1934 - A shiny little train revolutionized rail transportation and set a 1,015-mile nonstop record from Denver to Chicago in 13 hours 5 minutes at an average speed of 77MPH.
75 years la... (more)
Wide angle for small spaces - a wicked view of the tracks ahead - can you instead imagine this is the view from Union Station? Restored Zephyr resides near the parking garage at the entrance to t... (more)
The Pioneer Zephyr, America's first streamlined diesel passenger train, sits at the Museum of Science and Industry decorated for Christmas.
Not much room for the engineer on the Pioneer Zephyr
Happy Holidays! The Pioneer Zephyr, CB&Q 9900, is all decorated up for the holidays with a Christmas Wreath on the front of it as it sits on display at the Museum of Science and Industry.
The cab interior of CB&Q 9900, the original Burlington Zephyr. To think this was the pinnacle of locomotive technology in 1934 and ... (more)