||A Faked Meet of The Twin Cities Zephyrs
||This is a publicity shot of a meet was made in the darkroom, i.e., it never happen as shown. The trains were built by EMC/Budd and delivered in Apri11935. The power cars were diesels and carried a model number AA and, at least initially, could not be disconnected from the train easily. The first A in the model number I assume stood for first series (the second series were Es) and the second A stood for A-unit as opposed to B-unit. Train 9901 became The Sam Houston Zephyr and was destroyed by fire on 12/19/44. Train 9902 became The Ozark State Zephyr and retired 2/54 and scrapped 4/56. Exact date and location of the picture(s) is unknown but certainly soon after the trains were put into service in 1935 and was taken along the Mississippi River bluffs in Illinois (my guess) or Wisconsin.
||6/1/1935 Upload Date: 6/1/2007 8:19:57 PM
||CBQ 9901(AA) CBQ 9902(AA)
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