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Owner: Chicago Burlington & Quincy
Model:EMD E8ABuilt As:CBQ 9942A (E8A)
Serial Number:9683Order No:2012
Frame Number:2012-A10Built:3/1950
Notes:blt 3/1950, BN 9942 Amtrak 337
Other locos with this serial:  BN 9942(E8A) BN 337(E9A) CBQ 9942A(E8A) AMTK 337(E8A)
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CB&Q E8 9942A
Title:  CB&Q E8 9942A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E8 9942A on Train #21, the westbound Morning Zephyr (Twin Cities Zephyr) at Aurora, Illinois on March 21, 1965, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This particular E8 has its original painted side panels. Records indicate that it was never retrofitted with stainless steel panels, though many of this order (2012) of E8's were. It was not until the third order of E-8's (2048) that the locomotives came from the builder with stainless steel plates as original equipment.
Photo Date:  3/21/1965  Upload Date: 5/13/2008 10:25:51 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9942A(E8A)
Views:  925   Comments: 1
CB&Q E8 9942A
Title:  CB&Q E8 9942A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E8 9942A westbound at Naperville, Illinois on April 27, 1965, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in March 1950 (c/n 9683) on EMD Order 2012A, it became BN 9942 (after 3/2/1970), became Amtrak 337 (after 8/1/1972), and was retired and sold for scrap May 28, 1975. It is seen here on a westbound Dinky exactly 28 miles from Union Station in Chicago.
Photo Date:  4/27/1965  Upload Date: 6/29/2009 11:24:27 AM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9942A(E8A)
Views:  359   Comments: 1
CB&Q E8 9942A
Title:  CB&Q E8 9942A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E8 9942A on Train #25, the North Coast Limited, at Flag Center, Illinois on June 26, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The train behind the signal is steam fan trip powered by 2-8-2 4960, which had cut off the train to turn on the wye.
Photo Date:  6/26/1965  Upload Date: 1/29/2014 3:29:37 PM
Location:  Flag Center, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9942A(E8A)
Views:  231   Comments: 3
CB&Q E8 9942A
Title:  CB&Q E8 9942A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E8 9942A eastbound at Naperville, Illinois on July 23, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in March 1950 (c/n 9683) on EMD Order 2012A, it became BN 9942 (after 3/2/1970), became Amtrak 337 (after 8/1/1972), and was retired and sold for scrap May 28, 1975. It is seen here as the rear unit of a Friday evening eastbound push-pull Dinky. All the locomotives were MU'ed together, so that's at least 9000 horsepower pushing a single coach. After the rush hour trains arrived in Aurora, the Burlington needed to get the locomotives back to Chicago for service and rotation into Zephyr service. This is likely Train #154, daily passenger due out of Aurora at 6:15 PM and arriving at Union Station at 7:15 PM. The process would be reversed on Sunday evening with locomotives off Zephyr service run out to Aurora on a single car Dinky for Monday morning rush hour. This situation would have been a bit different only a couple of months earlier. The CB&Q had just received gallery cab cars from Budd and had only recently started push-pull service. The previous procedure was to turn all the locomotives (cabs facing east) and head them back to Chicago pulling a single coach.
Photo Date:  7/23/1965  Upload Date: 3/13/2009 12:56:37 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9942A(E8A)
Views:  384   Comments: 0
CB&Q E8 9942A
Title:  CB&Q E8 9942A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E8 9942A on Track #2 at Union Station, Chicago, Illinois on February 6, 1967, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The class lights are lit and red, indicating this is the end of the train, which arrived earlier as Train #132. This is not a push-pull train, the Engineer is preparing to back the train to the coach yard and is observing Rule 19.
Photo Date:  2/6/1967  Upload Date: 12/14/2009 9:26:39 AM
Location:  Chicago Union Station, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9942A(E8A)
Views:  609   Comments: 2


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