||C&S E5 9955
||Colorado & Southern Railway E5 9955 at Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 19, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built as CB&Q 9914A (c/n 1301) on EMD Order E377-A , named SILVER ARROW, it was sold to C&S September 20, 1961, traded to EMD March 15, 1968. It is seen here at the head of northbound unnamed Train #8, having left Houston, Texas the previous afternoon at 3:00 PM, due in Denver at 6:05 PM. After the C&S discontinued passenger service in 1967, the C&S E5's were pressed into freight service, but were ill suited for slow drag freights and burned up traction motors quickly. Note the retractable front coupler and buffer seen in the extended position. When retracted the coupler was covered with doors, since removed, and because it took 85 complete revolutions of the hand crank to fully extend or retract the coupler, in later years it was left in the extended position.
||8/19/1964 Upload Date: 4/24/2010 11:43:02 AM
||Colorado Springs, CO
||CS 9955(E5A) CS 9952B(E5B)
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