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By:Chuck Zeiler
Dates:1/15/1900 - 12/31/1966
Album Info:Mostly photos of CB&Q passenger locomotives and trains that passed through Naperville, Illinois during the mid-1960's.
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CB&Q PMC 9730
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9730
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9730 at an unknown location (best guess, Lincoln, NE) on an unknown date, photo by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. I based the location on locations typical of Dick Rumbolz, from whom I purchased the negative of this photo. The date is based on the scrapping date as listed in the book, Burlington In Transition, by Bernard G. Corbin and Joseph C. Hardy. Number 9730 was built by Pullman in August 1928 as CB&Q 730. It was powered by an EMC Winton 275 horsepower gasoline engine (serial 297). In June 1930 it was renumbered to 9730. It was scrapped (according to the book) in February 1955. At least two former gas-electrics were turned into crew locker rooms at yards around the system by removing the trucks and dropping them down where convenient.
Photo Date:  2/1/1955  Upload Date: 4/9/2013 3:01:53 PM
Location:  Lincoln, NE
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CBQ 9730(Motorcar)
Views:  796   Comments: 0
CB&Q PMC 9735
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9735
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad PMC 9735 at Yates City, Illinois on June 7, 1950, photograph by P. Stringham, print by William A. Raia, Chuck Zeiler collection. It was classed as PMC on the CB&Q, Passenger Motor Car. In its final years it was used in way freight service. No doubt, a challenge for all concerned.
Photo Date:  6/7/1950  Upload Date: 3/5/2015 6:00:18 PM
Location:  Yates City, IL
Author:  P. Stringham
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CBQ 9735(Motorcar)
Views:  338   Comments: 1
CB&Q PMC 9735
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9735
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad class PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9735 at Macomb, Illinois on an unknown day in August 1960, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. The body was built by Pullman in March 1929 as CB&Q 735, it was renumbered 9735 in April 1930, classed as ED-3-C in CB&Q documents. Pullman fabricated the carbody, giving it their builder's number 6203. Electro-Motive Corporation added the electrical and mechanical components and affixed their builder's number 343. Its original gasoline engine was probably rated at 275 h.p. In 1949, 9735 was upgraded to a 400 h.p. Lima-Hamilton diesel engine, although a drawing published in Bernard Corbin's book, "The Burlington In Transition" specifies an Electro-Motive 400 h.p. power plant. Sometime after June 1952, the boxy radiator over the cab was replaced by a smooth hump in the roof. Most of the 50's and 60's it spent in Illinois towns like Galesburg, Bushnell, and Macomb. Although many PMC's had passenger seating, 9735 never did - its interior is entirely devoted to a 30 foot baggage section and 15 foot mail apartment, and a 15 foot power/control section. Photos of other PMC's show them pulling standard coaches for extra capacity. CB&Q PMC's have also been photographed puling short freight trains and pushing wedge plows to clear snow drifts. Number 9735 was retired in 1967, the last operating CB&Q PMC, and was sold to Southern Industrial in June of 1969. It was acquired by the Minnesota Transportation Museum in 1984.
Photo Date:  8/1/1960  Upload Date: 1/13/2009 1:07:36 PM
Location:  Macomb, IL
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9735(Motorcar)
Views:  1873   Comments: 0
CB&Q PMC 9767
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9767
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad class PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9767, at Chester, Nebraska on June 2, 1959, photo by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. Built in 1930, body by Pullman, power unit Electro-Motive Corporation (EMC) No. 148, 400 hp gasoline engine, two 200 gallon fuel tanks, one water tank of 125 gallons. The following is from the book, Burlington In Transition, by Bernard Crbin and Joseph Hardy:

Like most self propelled cars, the 9767 had a varied an interesting career, though perhaps more distinguished than most. In her late years, she was painted a distinctive silver gray and pulled one of the finest riding cars on the system, the Silver Pendulum, between Saint Joseph, Missouri, and Brookfield, where the train connected with the Kansas City Zephyr. When this passenger train was discontinued both the 9767 and the Silver Pendulum were moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to become the Lincoln - Saint Joseph via Wymore Local passenger. Motor failure due to a broken connecting rod did severe damage to the diesel motor and the 9767 was taken out of service in December 1961. The PMC body was set on the ground at Beardstown, Illinois to seve as an engineman's locker room.

Photo Date:  6/2/1959  Upload Date: 5/6/2008 1:58:33 PM
Location:  Chester, NE
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9767(Motorcar)
Views:  1267   Comments: 1
CB&Q PMC 9769
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9769
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9769 at Hastings, Nebraska on July 13, 1960, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 9769 was completed in October 1930, body built by Pullman-Standard, equipped with a six cylinder 400 horsepower gasoline engine built by Electro-Motive Corporation ( serial number 460 ), and the electrical equipment was supplied by Westinghouse. It had controls at both ends and a 15 foot mail apartment. Although it contained no passenger accommodations, it was capable of pulling five or six cars. It was re-powered with a diesel engine at an unknown date. In its final years on the CB&Q it was assigned to yard engine duty. In February 1966 it was sold to Southern Industrial Railroad, Centerville, Iowa.
Photo Date:  7/13/1960  Upload Date: 12/29/2012 4:43:48 PM
Location:  Hastings, NE
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9769(Motorcar)
Views:  485   Comments: 0
CB&Q PMC 9769
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9769
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad class PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9769 at Hastings, Nebraska on July 13, 1960, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection.
Photo Date:  7/13/1960  Upload Date: 2/28/2013 3:44:32 PM
Location:  Hastings, NE
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9769(Motorcar)
Views:  367   Comments: 1
CB&Q PMC 9770
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9770
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9770 at Beatrice, Nebraska on an unknown day in June 1960, photograph by W. A. Gibson, Sr., print by Gordon C. Bassett, Chuck Zeiler collection.
Photo Date:  6/1/1960  Upload Date: 4/8/2015 1:27:02 PM
Location:  Beatrice, NE
Author:  W. A. Gibson Sr.
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9770(Motorcar)
Views:  135   Comments: 0
CB&Q PMC 9770
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9770
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad class PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9770 at Lincoln, Nebraska on an unknown day in July, 1965, photo by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. This was one of four PMC's ordered by the CB&Q in 1930 from Pullman, powered by EMC. Originally built as gas-electric's, the four PMC's were numbered 9767-9770. This particular PMC was converted to diesel-electric, date unknown, using a 400 horsepower diesel prime mover supplied by Electro-Motive Corporation. It was sold for scrap during August 1966.
Photo Date:  7/1/1965  Upload Date: 1/4/2009 2:46:23 PM
Location:  Lincoln, NE
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9770(Motorcar)
Views:  1279   Comments: 0
CB&Q PMC 9772
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9772
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9772 at Peoria, Illinois on June 12, 1953, photograph by P. Stringham, print by William A Raia, Chuck Zeiler collection. Note that the trailing baggage coach is a de-motored gas-electric.
Photo Date:  6/12/1953  Upload Date: 9/3/2013 11:18:32 AM
Location:  Peoria, IL
Author:  P. Stringham
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9772(Motorcar)
Views:  387   Comments: 0
CB&Q PMC 9772
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9772
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9772, date, location, and photographer unknown, Chuck Zeiler collection. Based on the November 1, 1955 CB&Q Locomotive Assignment Sheet, my best guess is this might be in Galesburg around that time.
Photo Date:  11/1/1955  Upload Date: 4/9/2015 11:40:46 AM
Location:  Galesburg, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CBQ 9772(Motorcar)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
CB&Q PMC 9772
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9772
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad PMC 9772 at Peoria, Illinois on August 31, 1957, photographer unknown (likely Lou Schmitz), Chuck Zeiler collection. Built as Baggage-Passenger class PMC (Passenger Motor Car) Number 570 (2nd) by Electro-Motive Corporation - Saint Louis Car Company in November 1928 (Winton-EMC gasoline engine c/n 299), it was renumbered to 9570 in May 1930. It was originally powered by a Winton 275 horsepower gasoline engine supplied by EMC. At an unknown date this unit was rebuilt to Mail-Passenger confiiguration, renumbered 9772, and received a 400 horsepower diesel power plant, possibly a Hamilton product. It remained in service until sold for scrap during August 1966.
Photo Date:  8/31/1957  Upload Date: 7/17/2010 1:44:42 PM
Location:  Peoria, IL
Author:  unknown
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9772(Motorcar)
Views:  1128   Comments: 0
CB&Q PMC 9772
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9772
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9772 at Lincoln, Nebraska on an unknown day in July 1960, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection.
Photo Date:  7/1/1960  Upload Date: 3/8/2013 4:00:48 PM
Location:  Lincoln, NE
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9772(Motorcar)
Views:  230   Comments: 0
CB&Q PMC 9772
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9772
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9772 at Lincoln, Nebraska on an unknown day in July 1960, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection.
Photo Date:  7/1/1960  Upload Date: 1/29/2014 12:49:57 PM
Location:  Lincoln, NE
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CBQ 9772(Motorcar)
Views:  201   Comments: 1
CB&Q PMC 9772
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9772
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad class PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9772 near Lincoln, Nebraska on an unknown day in February 1962, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. In tow is coach number 6000, named 'Silver Pendulum', an orphan in the Q's passenger department. It was built by Pacific Railway Equipment Company in 1942, one of three built ( the Great Northern and Santa Fe also each got one). Its suspension was as its name implies; the car would swing like a pendulum in curves similar to a Talgo train. However, this did not play well with other cars so the car spent its final years in the service pictured.
Photo Date:  2/1/1962  Upload Date: 3/2/2013 3:03:13 PM
Location:  Lincoln, NE
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9772(Motorcar)
Views:  489   Comments: 3
CB&Q PMC 9772
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9772
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9772 at West Burlington, Iowa on September 26, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. According to the book, The Burlington In Transition, by Bernard G. Corbin and Joseph C. Hardy, there were two gas-electric cars built by Saint Louis Car Company, powered by Winton 275 horsepower gasoline engines, delivered to the CB&Q, both numbered 570. The first 570 was built in May 1927 (EMC # 209), renumbered 835, renumbered again in January 1928 to 9835, sold in October 1936 to Alabama Tennesse & Northern as AT&N 51. The car pictured was 2nd 570, built in November 1928 (EMC # 299), renumbered 9570 in May 1930, renumbered again on December 1933 to 9772. At an unknown date it was converted to diesel electric (the fuel tank is stenciled DIESEL FUEL), and sold for scrap in August 1966.
Photo Date:  9/26/1965  Upload Date: 10/23/2014 12:03:46 PM
Location:  West Burlington, IA
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9772(Motorcar)
Views:  198   Comments: 1
CB&Q PMC 9817
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9817
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9817 at Galesburg, Illinois on an unknown day in 1949, from the collection of P. Stringham, print by William A. Raia, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 9817 was built by Pullman in August 1928 as CB&Q 629, powered by an EMC Winton gasoline engine (c/n 294) producing 275 horsepower. In May 1930 number 629 was renumbered to 9629, renumbered again in April 1934 to 9817. In November 1951 number 9817 was de-motored and converted to passenger baggage car 3664.
Photo Date:  12/31/1949  Upload Date: 5/2/2013 12:02:58 PM
Location:  Galesburg, IL
Author:  P. Stringham
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9817(Motorcar)
Views:  644   Comments: 0
CB&Q PMC 9842
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9842
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9842 at Wichita Falls, Texas on July 26, 1942, photographer unknown, print by Tom Klinger, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 9842 was built by Pullman in July 1928 (c/n 285) as number 842, powered by EMC (Winton) Model 201 diesel, and had controls at both ends. It was renumbered in May 1930 to 9842, and was rebuilt to an unpowered passenger baggage car in August 1951 and numbered 3658.
Photo Date:  7/26/1942  Upload Date: 2/27/2014 6:21:36 PM
Location:  Wichita Falls, TX
Author:  unknown
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9842(Motorcar)
Views:  367   Comments: 0
CB&Q PMC 9845
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9845
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9845 at the Saint Joseph, Missouri Union Station on an unknown day in October 1956, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection.
Photo Date:  10/1/1956  Upload Date: 4/20/2013 2:43:09 PM
Location:  Saint Joseph, MO
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Station
Locomotives:  CBQ 9845(Motorcar)
Views:  386   Comments: 0
CB&Q PMC 9845
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9845
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad PMC (Passenger Motor Car) on November 3, 1956, location unknown, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. The location was not marked on the slide mount, but I have a few slides Dick shot of 9845 between Lincoln, Nebraska and Maryville, Missouri.
Photo Date:  11/3/1956  Upload Date: 2/23/2016 9:27:53 PM
Location:  Maryville, MO
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9845(Motorcar)
Views:  106   Comments: 0
CB&Q PMC 9845
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9845
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9845 at an unknown location on an unknown day in June 1957, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. Although the location was not marked on the slide mount, it is likely near Saint Joseph, Missouri based on several other slides Dick Rumbolz shot of 9845 at the same time.
Photo Date:  6/1/1957  Upload Date: 2/27/2014 6:22:39 PM
Location:  Saint Joseph, MO
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9845(Motorcar)
Views:  324   Comments: 0
CB&Q PMC 9845 & E8 9937B
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9845 & E8 9937B
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9845 & E8 9937B at Saint Joseph, Missouri on June 22, 1957 by Dick , Kodachrome by Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. An unfortunate shadow, or perhaps an unfortunate spotting of the gas-electric, at least from a photographic point of view. This photo shows the E unit painted in the as-delivered black "whisker" stripes on the nose. This was the first E8 delivered to the CB&Q (c/n 9674), built in December 1949, retired and sold for scrap May 28, 1975. All the CB&Q E8's and E9's were delivered with black "whiskers", and it was not until 1959 that the red "whiskers" were first applied. This E8 also shows the coupler covers (in the open position) applied to the E's and subsequently removed.
Photo Date:  6/22/1957  Upload Date: 3/11/2009 1:06:35 PM
Location:  Saint Joseph, MO
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9845(Motorcar) CBQ 9937B(E8A)
Views:  1202   Comments: 0
CB&Q PMC 9845
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9845
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad Class PMC (Passenger Motor Car) 9845 at Maryville, Missouri on September 24, 1957, photo by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. My only choice on this site was Pullman-Standard as the builder and ACMU as the model. Neither is entirely correct. The body was built July 1928 by Pullman Car (In 1934 Pullman Car & Manufacturing merged with Standard Steel Car Co. to form the Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Company). It was delivered as number 845 and renumbered in 1930, when the 275 horsepower gasoline engine was replaced with a diesel from Electro-Motive Corporation. It was classed as a PMC on the CB&Q, (Passenger Motor Car) and finally scrapped in August 1961. Hand written on the slide mount was a notation that this is Train #30, which may or may not be correct. I recall train #30 being a Denver to Billings train, but I'm working from both memory (not always accurate) and a 1965 timetable. According to the 1965 timetable, Train #85 ran on Tuesday and Friday (9/24/1957 was a Tuesday) between St. Joseph, Missouri and Creston, Iowa, arriving in Maryville at 12:05 PM. The following is a comment from Brian Woodruff (thanks, Brian), which helps clarify the train number: "I have a 1954 Official Guide which does show the Creston to St. Joseph motor train as No. 30. While the Guide also lists a Billings to Denver train No. 30, that was technically a Colorado & Southern train. Also, in 1954, train No. 30 was due in Maryville at 8:55 am, and I'm thinking the length of the shadows in your pic look more like 9 AM than noon."
Photo Date:  9/24/1957  Upload Date: 4/21/2008 12:00:40 PM
Location:  Maryville, MO
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  CBQ 9845(Motorcar)
Views:  1351   Comments: 3
CB&Q PMC 9845
Title:  CB&Q PMC 9845
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad PMC 9845 at Saint Joseph, Missouri on an unknown day in October 1957, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. Gas-electrics were classed as PMC (Passenger Motor Car) by the Burlington, although drawings of this number series also show Class ED-3B. This particular PMC was built in July 1928 as 845, body by Pullman, power plant by Electro-Motive Corporation (c/n 279) driving Westinghouse electrical gear. The number 9 was prefixed to all the PMC numbers in the 1930's, and thus this one became 9845. Originally powered by a EMC Model 120 - 275 horsepower gasoline engine coupled to a DC generator, the power plant was later replaced with a 400 hp diesel. This PMC was scrapped in August 1961.
Photo Date:  10/1/1957  Upload Date: 1/26/2009 1:34:05 PM
Location:  Saint Joseph, MO
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9845(Motorcar)
Views:  1236   Comments: 0
CB&Q 9900
Title:  CB&Q 9900
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9900 at Weston, New Jersey on April 17, 1934, photograph by the Budd Company, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 9900 was released from the Budd's Philadelphia plant on April 10, 1934 and began a nationwide tour. It is seen here on a run out of New York City on the Reading at Weston.
Photo Date:  4/17/1934  Upload Date: 1/29/2014 1:40:13 PM
Location:  Weston, NJ
Author:  Budd Company
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  CBQ 9900(AA)
Views:  481   Comments: 2
CB&Q 9900
Title:  CB&Q 9900
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9900 at Denver, Colorado on an unknown day in 1936, photograph by R. H. Kindig, Chuck Zeiler collection.
Photo Date:  12/31/1936  Upload Date: 12/28/2013 2:16:32 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  R. H. Kindig
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  CBQ 9900(AA)
Views:  322   Comments: 0
CB&Q 9900
Title:  CB&Q 9900
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9900 and FT 102 at Lincoln, Nebraska on April 10, 1944, photo by unknown photographer, Chuck Zeiler collection. This was the tenth birthday for the Pioneer Zephyr, and it will cut its own cake with a large knife mounted by the cab door.
Photo Date:  4/10/1944  Upload Date: 10/2/2013 4:54:08 PM
Location:  Lincoln, NE
Author:  unknown
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CBQ 9900(AA) CBQ 102A(FTA)
Views:  680   Comments: 0
CB&Q 9900
Title:  CB&Q 9900
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9900 at Quincy, Illinois on June 24, 1957, photograph by G. E. Lloyd, print by Gordon C. Bassett, Chuck Zeiler collection. There appears to be a baggage car coupled to the rear.
Photo Date:  6/24/1957  Upload Date: 5/5/2014 11:37:20 AM
Location:  Quincy, IL
Author:  G. E. Lloyd
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  CBQ 9900(AA)
Views:  401   Comments: 1
CB&Q 9900
Title:  CB&Q 9900
Description:  CB&Q Pioneer Zephyr 9900 at Lincoln, Nebraska on an unknown day in July, 1959, photo by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. Built April 7, 1934 (ordered June 17, 1933) by Budd (c/n 509), powered by an EMC Winton eight-cylinder Model 201A diesel (original block was s/n 4510, now at the Smithsonian, replaced around 1937 with block s/n 4686) , it is seen here in one of its many configurations during its service life. Originally a three car train (power unit, baggage/coach, coach/observation) it was re-equipped in late-1934 by adding chair car 525, re-equipped again in 1937 with car 500 (40 chair seats and a buffet/pantry/kitchen) replacing 525. Another modification was to move the air horns from behind the intake grills (which were directed downward, to the annoyance of the engine crew) to the roof top. Between 1946-48, the Zephyr (officially re-named the Pioneer Zephyr November 11, 1936) acquired the Mars Light above the headlight. It was regularly assigned to Omaha-Kansas City routes until retired in 1960 and donated to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Between 1994-1998, the Pioneer Zephyr was cosmetically restored to as-built appearance and the Mars Light was removed. The four yellow hash marks seen below the cab window are service marks (one hash mark for each five years of service) applied by the Burlington during the late-1940's. It will shortly receive a fifth hash mark just before retirement.
Photo Date:  7/1/1959  Upload Date: 5/16/2010 10:06:27 AM
Location:  Lincoln, NE
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9900(AA)
Views:  1851   Comments: 2
CB&Q 9900 Pioneer Zephyr
Title:  CB&Q 9900 Pioneer Zephyr
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9900 Pioneer Zephyr at Omaha, Nebraska on an unknown day in March 1960, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 9900 made its last run on March 20, 1960 from Lincoln to Galesburg, then was overhauled at Aurora and towed to Chicago, donated to the Museum of Science and Industry on May 26, 1960. Since its construction in 1934, it had traveled 3,222,898 miles.
Photo Date:  3/1/1960  Upload Date: 11/1/2011 12:58:19 PM
Location:  Omaha, NE
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Winter,Station
Locomotives:  CBQ 9900(AA)
Views:  961   Comments: 0
CB&Q 9900
Title:  CB&Q 9900
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad Pioneer Zephyr 9900 at Lincoln, Nebraska on an unknown day in March 1960, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. The four stripes in front of the road number on the side represent 40 years of service, one stripe per ten years.
Photo Date:  3/1/1960  Upload Date: 4/20/2013 3:33:59 PM
Location:  Lincoln, NE
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CBQ 9900(AA)
Views:  363   Comments: 0
CB&Q 9903
Title:  CB&Q 9903
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9903 named Injun Joe at Denver, Colorado on July 25, 1937, photographer unknown, print by Tom Klinger, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 9903 was delivered in October 1935 specifically for service as the Mark Twain Zephyr, the daily round trip between Saint Louis, Missouri and Burlington, Iowa. However, it is seen here at Denver as Train 10, the Advance Denver Zephyr.
Photo Date:  7/25/1937  Upload Date: 12/6/2013 12:04:03 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  unknown
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  CBQ 9903(AA)
Views:  415   Comments: 0
CB&Q 9903
Title:  CB&Q 9903
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9903 at Saint Joseph, Missouri on an unknown day in June 1956, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. Ordered in March 1935 and delivered in October, it was virtually a duplicate of the original Zephyr 9900, later renamed the Pioneer Zephyr. It was powered by a Winton eight cylinder in-line 600 horsepower Model 201A diesel power plant. It entered service on October 28, 1935 on the 442 mile daily round trip between Saint Louis, Missouri and Burlington, Iowa, the assignment for which it had been designed and built. The entire train was named after Mark Twain characters in keeping with the train's assignment location along the Mississippi River. The power unit, which also contained the RPO, was named "Injun Joe" , a homonym for "engine". Increased passenger loads added a fourth car, and the cars were named "Becky Thatcher", "Huck Finn" and "Tom Sawyer". This trainset, as the Mark Twain Zephyr and later as the Ozark State Zephyr and finally as the Mark Train Zephyr (again), spent its entire career in Missouri and Iowa, except one turn as the Advance Denver Zephyr on May 31, 1936. It was retired in May 1958, sold to Frank Dashner (to be used as a restaurant), who died, and his estate sold the train to Midwest Old Threshers Association. It was sold again to a Kansas City banker who planned to sell it to interests in Saudia Arabia, but the banker died and it was sold again. It continues to change hands as of this upload date, and remains unrestored and deteriorating.
Photo Date:  6/1/1956  Upload Date: 5/20/2011 12:43:35 PM
Location:  Saint Joseph, MO
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CBQ 9903(AA)
Views:  1826   Comments: 7
CB&Q 9903
Title:  CB&Q 9903
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9903, named INJUN JOE, at Overland Park, Kansas on an unknown day in April 1980, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 9903 was ordered in March 1935, delivered by Budd in October 1935. It was built specifically for the Saint Louis - Burlington Iowa service and named the Mark Twain Zephyr. It was retired around 1958 and sold to Frank Dashner in June 1960 for use as a restaurant who died before that plan was implemented. His estate sold the train to Ernie Hays for $6,500.00 and it was displayed at the Midwest Old Threshers Association, Mount Pleasant, Iowa until the early 1970's, when it was sold to Alex Barkett of Building Leasing Corporation International, who also died before implementing any plans for the train. The train's ownership passed to Civic Plaza National Bank. In 1984, Dave Stimson, a player for the Kansas City Chiefs, purchased the equipment. After declaring bankruptcy late in 1987, the train was sold to John C. Lowe. He and two other individuals formed the Mark Twain Corporation, which was headed by Mr. Ronald. This group started the monumental task of trying to restore the train, but ran into challenges along the way. The train was stored in the Joliet, Illinois area awaiting additional investors to help fund its completion.
Photo Date:  4/1/1980  Upload Date: 12/17/2015 12:00:17 PM
Location:  Overland Park, KS
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CBQ 9903(AA)
Views:  128   Comments: 0
CB&Q Zephyr 9903
Title:  CB&Q Zephyr 9903
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9903 at Overland Park, Kansas on an unknown day in April 1980, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  4/1/1980  Upload Date: 5/2/2015 12:51:43 PM
Location:  Overland Park, KS
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CBQ 9903(AA)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
CB&Q 9906A
Title:  CB&Q 9906A
Description:  CB&Q 9906A "Silver King" and 9906B "Silver Queen" somewhere between Chicago and Aurora, around October 1936, Hedrich-Blessing Studio photo, Chuck Zeiler collection. First a couple of assumptions: Hedrich-Blessing is listed as the Author, this is a publicity photo for the new Denver Zephyr, Hedrich-Blessing took a lot of the CB&Q PR photos. Second assumption: because of the three main tracks, this LOOKS like the suburban territory between Chicago and Aurora. End of assumptions. With the success of the early all-articulated Zephyrs, the CB&Q decided to test the concept of a long-distance, full-service train between Chicago and Denver, to be named the Denver Zephyr. Formal orders were placed during December 1935 for six units (four cab units and two boosters, #'s 9904, 9905, 9906A, 9907A, 9906B, 9907B), ten months after GM announced plans to build a new locomotive facility at McCook (LaGrange) Illinois. The GM plant would not be ready for construction of the locomotives, so the bodies were built by Budd and prime movers and electrical equipment installed by EMC at the new GM plant. It was estimated that 3,000 horsepower would be required for the planned ten-car train. The A-units had two Winton V-12 201A prime movers coupled to GE GT-544 main generators, producing 900 horsepower each, the B-units introduced the Winton V-16 201A prime mover, coupled to a GE GT-536 main generator, producing 1,200 horsepower. On October 16, 1936, 9906A and B emerged from the new EMC plant followed a few days later by 9907A and B. These were the first multiple-unit locomotives on the Burlington, and due to crew concerns about the pay rate for operating two locomotives, the actual suffix letters were not displayed on either unit, and the B-unit did not display a number on the outside. The B-units were the first diesel locomotives in the US without an operating station or controls (although they did have hostler controls at the rear). The B-units carried two Clarkson CA4160 steam generators (there were no steam generators in the A-units). After the E5's were delivered, the 9904-9907 locomotives were re-assigned to the general passenger pool, with the A-units assigned to suburban service between 1949-50. During 1951 the A-units were converted to B-units at West Burlington (removal of headlights, pilots, installation of permanent front couplers and MU connections) and were placed back in the general passenger pool until the arrival of the final E9's. The first two units, 9905 and 9907A were dismantled during 1955 and the rest dismantled during 1957.
Photo Date:  10/1/1936  Upload Date: 7/11/2010 2:59:53 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Hedrich-Blessing Studio
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9906A(AA) CBQ 9906B(AA)
Views:  1034   Comments: 1
CB&Q 9906A
Title:  CB&Q 9906A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9906A (named Silver King) and 9906B (named Silver Queen) at Denver, Colorado on October 23, 1936, photo by R. H. Kindig, Chuck Zeiler collection. Notes on the photograph indicate that this is the first run of the Denver Zephyr. I couldn't quite make out all the numbers on the switcher, but I believe it was a UP locomotive, and the last three of the numbers were 428.
Photo Date:  10/23/1936  Upload Date: 1/11/2014 1:17:19 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  R. H. Kindig
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  CBQ 9906A(AA) CBQ 9906B(AA)
Views:  335   Comments: 1
CB&Q 9906A
Title:  CB&Q 9906A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9906A on the Denver Zephyr at Adams City, Colorado on an unknown day, photo by H. O'Hanlon, print by Gorgon C. Bassett, Chuck Zeiler collection. I roughed in the date as around late 1947 because of the trailing large numberboard E7, the last of which were delivered in 1949. However, in 1948 brake, signal and steam lines (and of course, an exposed coupler) were added to the A units 9904-9907 so they could be opearted as trailing units, so I surmised that the trailing E7 was one of those delivered in 1947.
Photo Date:  12/31/1947  Upload Date: 7/17/2013 1:14:05 PM
Location:  Adams City (subdivision), CO
Author:  H. O'Hanlon
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9906A(AA)
Views:  357   Comments: 1
CB&Q 9907
Title:  CB&Q 9907
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9907 on Second Train 10, the Denver Zephyr, at Denver, Colorado on July 25, 1937, print from R. H. Kindig, Chuck Zeiler collection. There's a guy at the front of the locomotive checking on the photographer. I got looked at a few times myself.
Photo Date:  7/25/1937  Upload Date: 7/5/2013 2:24:16 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  R. H. Kindig
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  CBQ 9907A(AA)
Views:  342   Comments: 0
CB&Q 9907A
Title:  CB&Q 9907A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9907A, named Silver Kniight, near Denver, Colorado with Train #10, the eastbound Denver Zephyr, on June 8, 1941, photographer unknown, print by Tom Klinger, Chuck Zeiler collection.
Photo Date:  6/8/1941  Upload Date: 6/11/2014 11:28:09 AM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  unknown
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9907A(AA)
Views:  221   Comments: 0
CB&Q 9908
Title:  CB&Q 9908
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9908 trailing truck, at Electro-Motive Corporation in La Grange, Illinois on an unknown day in April 1939, photo by Electro-Motive Corporation, Chuck Zeiler collection.
Photo Date:  4/1/1939  Upload Date: 5/2/2013 2:46:49 PM
Location:  La Grange, IL
Author:  Electro-Motive Corporation
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9908(AA)
Views:  444   Comments: 0
CB&Q 9908
Title:  CB&Q 9908
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9908 power truck, at Electro-Motive Corporation in La Grange, Illinois on an unknown day in April 1939, photo by Electro-Motive Corporation, Chuck Zeiler collection.
Photo Date:  4/1/1939  Upload Date: 5/2/2013 3:14:50 PM
Location:  La Grange, IL
Author:  Electro-Motive Corporation
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9908(AA)
Views:  446   Comments: 0
CB&Q 9908
Title:  CB&Q 9908
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9908, Silver Charger, at Lincoln, Nebraska on an unknown day in July 1960, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection.
Photo Date:  7/1/1960  Upload Date: 5/2/2013 2:24:09 PM
Location:  Lincoln, NE
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9908(AA)
Views:  504   Comments: 0
CB&Q E5 9909
Title:  CB&Q E5 9909
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E5 9909 at Council Bluffs, Iowa on March 1, 1940, photo by unknown photographer, print from Gordon Bassett, Chuck Zeiler collection. This is the Silver Streak Zephyr. Number 9909 was built in March 1940 (c/n 970), named Silver Bullet, sold to Colorado & Southern on November 9, 1955, renumbered to C&S 9953, traded to EMD on March 15, 1968 and scrapped.
Photo Date:  4/1/1940  Upload Date: 4/4/2013 3:30:05 PM
Location:  Council Bluffs, IA
Author:  unknown
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CBQ 9909(E5A)
Views:  597   Comments: 0
CB&Q E5 9909
Title:  CB&Q E5 9909
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E5 9909 at Council Bluffs, Iowa on April 1, 1940, photographer unknown, print by Gordon C. Bassett, Chuck Zeiler collection.
Photo Date:  4/1/1940  Upload Date: 1/11/2014 2:49:09 PM
Location:  Council Bluffs, IA
Author:  unknown
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9909(E5A)
Views:  482   Comments: 0
CB&Q E5 9910A
Title:  CB&Q E5 9910A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E5 9910A builder's photo at LaGrange, Illinois on an unknown day in February 1940, photo by Electro-Motive Division, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 9910A was built in February 1940 (c/n 967) , named 'Silver Speed', sold to Colorado & Southern on July 14, 1955 and renumbered 9951A, traded to EMD on October 31, 1967 and scrapped.
Photo Date:  2/1/1940  Upload Date: 4/4/2013 1:44:35 PM
Location:  La Grange, IL
Author:  Electro-Motive Division
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9910A(E5A)
Views:  340   Comments: 0
CB&Q E5 9910A
Title:  CB&Q E5 9910A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E5 9910A builder's photo at La Grange, Illinois on an unknown day in February 1940, photo by Electro-Motive Division, Chuck Zeiler collection.
Photo Date:  2/1/1940  Upload Date: 4/4/2013 2:20:22 PM
Location:  La Grange, IL
Author:  Electro-Motive Division
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9910A(E5A)
Views:  536   Comments: 0
CB&Q E5 9910A
Title:  CB&Q E5 9910A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E5 9910A, named Silver Speed, at Union Station in Chicago, Illinois on August 21, 1949, print by Willian A. Raia, Chuck Zeiler collection. Hand written on the back of the print is J. Scribbins, who may be the original photographer. The trailing E5B unit MAY be 9910B, named Silver Power, but I could not definitvely make out the name. This would appear to be an expanded Train number 23, the Afternoon Zephyr, also known as the Twin Cities Zephyr. This assumption is based on the lighting (afternoon sun), and the exhaust smoke rising from mid-train. That smoke is produced by the power generators in the lead car of the articulated trainset built for the Second Twin Cities Zephyr, originally a seven-car set, later reassigned to the Nebraska Zephyr and later still reduced to five cars. An example of this trainset is at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois, and the second set is rumored to be in Saudi Arabia.
Photo Date:  8/21/1949  Upload Date: 12/6/2013 10:58:07 AM
Location:  Chicago Union Station, IL
Author:  J. Scribbins
Categories:  Track
Locomotives:  CBQ 9910A(E5A)
Views:  537   Comments: 1
CB&Q E5 9911A
Title:  CB&Q E5 9911A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E5 9911A, named SILVER PILOT, at Galesburg, Illinois, date and photographer unknoen, print by J. M. Gruber, Chuck Zeiler collection. The locomotives display the complete truck skirts, so that roughs in the date as early 1940's. Note the kerosene lamp mounted on a spring in the right foreground.
Photo Date:  6/1/1945  Upload Date: 1/15/2015 12:20:14 PM
Location:  Galesburg, IL
Author:  unknown
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9911A(E5A)
Views:  360   Comments: 0
CB&Q E5 9911A
Title:  CB&Q E5 9911A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E5 9911A, named Silver Pilot, at Galesburg, Illinois on August 28, 1948, photographer unknown, print by William A. Raia, Chuck Zeiler collection. My best guess is that this train was the Nebraska Zephyr.
Photo Date:  8/28/1948  Upload Date: 9/2/2014 10:36:18 AM
Location:  Galesburg, IL
Author:  unknown
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9911A(E5A)
Views:  384   Comments: 0
CB&Q E5 9911A
Title:  CB&Q E5 9911A
Description:  Ex-Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E5 9911A at Springfield, Missouri on January 6, 1994, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 9911A was loaned by the Illinois Railway Museum to the BN for display at the debut ceremony of the new SD70MAC's in Fort Worth, Texas. On the way to Fort Worth, the E5 stopped at the former SLSF shops in Springfield for some wheel truing work. It is seen here as it was released from the shops. After being coupled to the passenger trainset (also from IRM) and with EMDX GP38-2 753 leading (for collision protection), the E5 and train will head for Fort Worth. It was rumored that somewhere between Springfield and Fort Worth, The E5 powered the train, meeting or perhaps exceeding the speed limit.
Photo Date:  1/6/1994  Upload Date: 12/6/2013 11:41:42 AM
Location:  Springfield, MO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CBQ 9911A(E5A) EMDX 747(GP38-2) EMDX 771(GP38-2)
Views:  448   Comments: 0


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