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Owner: Chicago Burlington & Quincy
Model:BLW 4-8-4Built As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
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Notes:O-5-A, converted to O-5-B. blt 04/40, retired 11/60
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CB&Q 4-8-4 Class O-5-B 5626
Title:  CB&Q 4-8-4 Class O-5-B 5626
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 4-8-4 Class O-5-B 5626 at Sand Creek Junction, Colorado on December 26, 1952, photographer unknown, print by Tom Klinger, Chuck Zeiler collection.
Photo Date:  12/26/1952  Upload Date: 10/22/2015 11:33:13 AM
Location:  Commerce City, CO
Author:  unknown
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 5626(4-8-4)
Views:  238   Comments: 0
CB&Q 4-8-4 Class O-5-B 5626
Title:  CB&Q 4-8-4 Class O-5-B 5626
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 4-8-4 Class O-5-B 5626 at Lincoln, Nebraska on an unknown day in September 1956, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. This locomotive was assembled from components by the CB&Q in April 1940 at West Burlington, Iowa. The boiler was built by Baldwin, a variety of parts were from General Steel Castings, the final assembly was done at the CB&Q's main shops in West Burlington. This was one of the last steam locomotives assembled by the Burlington, this final series was in the 5621-5635 number series originally classed as O-5-A. They were fitted with cast steel solid pilots, soot blowers, box-pok 74 inch drivers, lightweight rods, roller bearings, and vestibule cabs, 250 psi boiler pressure, and had a tractive force of 67,500 pounds. As is the case here, some were rebuilt as oil burners and re-classed as O-5-B.
Photo Date:  9/1/1956  Upload Date: 1/14/2010 12:31:58 PM
Location:  Lincoln, NE
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 5626(4-8-4)
Views:  1603   Comments: 0
CB&Q 4-8-4 Class O-5-B 5626
Title:  CB&Q 4-8-4 Class O-5-B 5626
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 4-8-4 Class O-5-B 5626, date, location, and photographer unknown ( My guess is June 10, 1959 at Fort Collins, Colorado), print by Tom Klinger, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 5626 was assembled by the CB&Q at West Burlington, Iowa, completed in April 1940, sold for scrap in November 1960. This locomotive was used on a few fan trips, and on one such trip in June 1959 powered an Illini Railroad Club 'Journey To Yesterday' fan trip. On the return trip to Chicago just a little bit east of Denver, CO, one of its eccentric rods broke at speed disabling the locomotive. Since the Burlington was no longer making heavy repairs to steam power by that date, 5626 was condemned and sold for scrap. I posted an inquiry on the CB&Q Yahoo Group and got this reply from Hol Wagner:

You guessed well; it is indeed at Fort Collins on June 10, 1959, on the 'private' trip Howard Fogg ran from Denver to Fort Collins and return for invited guests. The man in the white cap up on the tender is C&S road foreman of engines R.E. 'Mickey' Hansen, who generally ran the engine on every fantrip over the C&S. He can be seen in the cab of the photo I posted a couple of weeks ago taken on this same trip at Church's Lake and showing the engine's Chinese red cab roof.

Photo Date:  6/10/1959  Upload Date: 10/20/2015 12:59:01 PM
Location:  Fort Collins, CO
Author:  unknown
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 5626(4-8-4)
Views:  562   Comments: 0


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