The "Silver Pilot" and the "Nebraska Zephyr" complete a switching move during a thunder storm.
Night operations are underway for "showcase weekend" at IRM. Here the 9911-A and the Nebraska Zephyr are poised on station track two as a set of North Shore cars pass on the mainline.
During this year's Showcase weekend, the CB&Q 993 was added to the Nebraska Zephyr's consist. The 993 is a baggage car built in 1951 by the CB&Q Havelock shops. Here the CB&Q 9911-A (EMC E5A) lead... (more)
CB&Q 9911-A sits on display inside Barn 9 during the IRM holiday event.
The Nebraska Zephyr holds on station track 2 during night operations at IRM.
CB&Q 9911-A leads the Nebraska Zephyr past Spaulding Tower and into station track 1.
Stainless steel on a classic streamliner, taken at the Streamliners at Spencer event.
The Zephyr's second weekend excursion is underway out of CUS. It will take a lightning rod trip down the BNSF mainline.
The one and only CB&Q 9911-A leads the Nebraska Zephyr east at IRM.
NCTM's "Streamliners" event would not be complete without the Illinois Railway Museum's CB&Q E-5 "Silver Pilot" No. 9911-A! The locomotive, sans her "Nebraska Zeph... (more)
CB&Q 9911-A departs off station track 1 at the IRM with the Nebraska Zephyr.
Led by Burlington E5 9911-A, the "Silver Pilot," the beautifully restored Nebraska Zephyr arrives at the platform during IRM's Museum Showcase Weekend.
The Nebraska Zephyr departs off station track 2 at the IRM.
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!