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Owner: Chicago Burlington & Quincy
Model:BLW 2-8-2Built As:CBQ 4960 (2-8-2)
Serial Number:56809Order No:
Frame Number:Built:8/1923
Notes:O-1-A, blt by Baldwin in 08/1923
Other locos with this serial:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2) GCRY 4960(2-8-2) GCRX 4960(2-8-2)
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CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Title:  CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960, date, location, and photographer unknown, print by Tom Klinger, Chuck Zeiler collection. The chosen date and location based on the February 1, 1952 CB&Q Locomotive Assignment Sheet. This appears to be a shot of 4960 before fan trip assignment. Number 4960 was built by Baldwin in August 1923 (c/n 56809).
Photo Date:  2/1/1952  Upload Date: 12/9/2014 10:52:36 AM
Location:  Brookfield, MO
Author:  unknown
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  26   Comments: 0
CB&Q 4960--2-8-2
Title:  CB&Q 4960--2-8-2
Description:  CB&Q 4960--2-8-2
Photo Date:  5/21/1961  Upload Date: 12/18/2010 4:32:45 PM
Location:  Orion, IL
Author:  John Lameck
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  876   Comments: 0
CB&Q 2-8-2 O-1-A 4960
Title:  CB&Q 2-8-2 O-1-A 4960
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960 eastbound at Naperville, Illinois on August 7, 1961, photograph by Chuck Zeiler. This photo shows two personal experiences by myself. The first is the angle of this photo, achievable only from the bedroom of the house next to the tracks on Loomis Street in Naperville, and I happened to live there. Unfortunately, my bedroom was on the side away from the tracks, so I had to run into my parents room to get this shot. The second experience was that I participated in the railfan safety violation as seen here. The idea was to wait in the power car until the Conductor got busy elsewhere. Then we ran through the generator room and would hang out on the forward vestibule riding right up against the tender, until we got caught, and this was before the canteen tender was added. Good experiences, good smells too.
Photo Date:  8/7/1961  Upload Date: 11/1/2014 6:25:25 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  39   Comments: 0
Old CB&Q Steam
Title:  Old CB&Q Steam
Description:  CB&Q 4960 and 5632 Runby
Photo Date:  4/1/1962  Upload Date: 1/19/2012 9:20:24 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Matthew Kantola
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2) CBQ 5632(4-8-4)
Views:  745   Comments: 1
Snowing!
Title:  Snowing!
Description:  CB&Q 4960 and 5632 Runby
Photo Date:  4/1/1962  Upload Date: 8/6/2007 7:57:46 AM
Location:  Denrock, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2) CBQ 5632(4-8-4)
Views:  1185   Comments: 1
CB&Q 4960 and 5632 Runby
Title:  CB&Q 4960 and 5632 Runby
Description:  CB&Q 4960 and 5632 Runby
Photo Date:  4/1/1962  Upload Date: 8/6/2007 7:57:46 AM
Location:  Earlville, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2) CBQ 5632(4-8-4)
Views:  1400   Comments: 2
Looks Like a Lucius Beebe Shot
Title:  Looks Like a Lucius Beebe Shot
Description:  Location approximate.
Photo Date:  4/1/1962  Upload Date: 8/6/2007 7:57:47 AM
Location:  Denrock, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2) CBQ 5632(4-8-4)
Views:  878   Comments: 0
CB&Q 4960 and 5632 doubleheaded in 1962
Title:  CB&Q 4960 and 5632 doubleheaded in 1962
Description:  Doubleheaded fan trip.
Photo Date:  4/1/1962  Upload Date: 11/5/2006 11:21:55 PM
Location:  Earlville, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2) CBQ 5632(4-8-4)
Views:  1090   Comments: 1
CB&Q 4960 on a Fan Trip
Title:  CB&Q 4960 on a Fan Trip
Description:  It's a Sunday so almost all the commuter cars are in Aurora instead of Chicago mid-morning. 4960 is westbound. The top floor of station building is seen mid-left.
Photo Date:  6/10/1962  Upload Date: 8/6/2007 7:57:45 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Station,Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  825   Comments: 1
CB&Q 4960 During Fan Trip
Title:  CB&Q 4960 During Fan Trip
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/10/1962  Upload Date: 8/4/2007 9:24:58 PM
Location:  Burgess Jct, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  592   Comments: 0
CB&Q 4960 During Layover on Fan Trip
Title:  CB&Q 4960 During Layover on Fan Trip
Description:  The Grand Canyon RR will never be forgiven for ruining this face, never.
Photo Date:  6/10/1962  Upload Date: 8/4/2007 9:24:59 PM
Location:  Ottawa, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  294   Comments: 0
CB&Q 4960 During Layover on Fan Trip
Title:  CB&Q 4960 During Layover on Fan Trip
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/10/1962  Upload Date: 8/4/2007 9:25:00 PM
Location:  Ottawa, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  545   Comments: 0
CB&Q 4960 During Layover on Fan Trip
Title:  CB&Q 4960 During Layover on Fan Trip
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/10/1962  Upload Date: 8/4/2007 9:25:01 PM
Location:  Ottawa, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  303   Comments: 0
CB&Q 4960 Crossing The Fox River
Title:  CB&Q 4960 Crossing The Fox River
Description:  Fan trip.
Photo Date:  6/10/1962  Upload Date: 8/4/2007 8:33:21 AM
Location:  Sheridan, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Bridge,Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  448   Comments: 0
CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Title:  CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960 westbound at Aurora, Illinois on July 4, 1963, photo by Chuck Zeiler. I didn't have enough sense to save the flyer from this trip, so I don't know the destination. The consist was: 4960, C&S auxiliary tender 99518, CB&Q mill gondola 197193, a heavyweight coach, a heavyweight diner, three bi-level commuter coaches, a 7300 series single level coach/power car, another heavyweight coach, and another mill gondola. As I recall, safety railings were welded to the diaphrams of the heavyweight coaches to permit safe passage from the gondolas to the rest of the train.
Photo Date:  7/4/1963  Upload Date: 8/24/2011 5:55:27 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Steam,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  446   Comments: 0
CB&Q  2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Title:  CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960 westbound at Aurora, Illinois on July 4, 1963, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Once upon a time, you could ride behind a coal burning steam locomotive, and not complain because you got a cinder in the eye. Most of the gentlemen in the gondola are wearing goggles, and from personal experience, I can attest that this was required eyewear for a fantrip like this. You were also shampooing cinders out of your scalp fo the next few days if you didn't wear a hat.
Photo Date:  7/4/1963  Upload Date: 12/18/2008 12:29:13 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  619   Comments: 0
CB&Q 4960 and Train Framed By Route 83 Bridge
Title:  CB&Q 4960 and Train Framed By Route 83 Bridge
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/8/1963  Upload Date: 7/8/2007 7:51:29 PM
Location:  Hinsdale, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  464   Comments: 1
CB&Q 4960 and 5632 Put On a Show
Title:  CB&Q 4960 and 5632 Put On a Show
Description:  CB&Q 4960 and 5632 Put On a Show
Photo Date:  5/17/1964  Upload Date: 7/8/2007 7:51:28 PM
Location:  Altona, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2) CBQ 5632(4-8-4)
Views:  942   Comments: 1
CB&Q 4960 With Clean Stack but Slop on Smoke Box Front
Title:  CB&Q 4960 With Clean Stack but Slop on Smoke Box Front
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/5/1964  Upload Date: 7/8/2007 9:52:41 AM
Location:  Westmont, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  553   Comments: 0
CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Title:  CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960 westbound at Naperville, Illinois on November 22, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This was a bit unusual to see a solid train of stainless steel coaches on a fantrip. My notes indicate this was a trip to Rockford, Illinois. On the rear is the Silver Solarium, the spare dome-observation from the California Zephyr pool.
Photo Date:  11/22/1964  Upload Date: 8/22/2008 11:47:49 AM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  606   Comments: 2
CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Title:  CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960 eastbound at Naperville, Illinois on December 5, 1964, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. About a mile behind this scene to the west was River Road. At the time of this photo, River Road was not heavily travelled, and warranted only crossbucks to protect motorists. All trains would signal the usual two longs, one short, one long, crossing signal, giving me a moment to decide if I should grab my camera. Of course, a steam whistle instead of a horn is reason enough to get the camera and get out in the cold. Here is 4960 running light eastbound, likely heading for a fantrip assignment out of Chicago. I have no information about that trip, although I have a flyer for the trip the following week, December 13, a Santa Claus Special from Chicago to "Santa Claus Land" and return. I have no idea where Santa Claus Land was, but it was two hours out of Aurora, and would have been a place where the train (or at least, the locomotive) could have been turned. However, on this day the CB&Q gave me an early Christmas present, my very own personal photo runby.
Photo Date:  12/5/1964  Upload Date: 10/6/2008 1:04:54 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  779   Comments: 2
CB&Q O-1a 4960
Title:  CB&Q O-1a 4960
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad O-1-A 4960 photo runby at Leland Illinois on March 21, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Obviously, Marty Bernard and I were on the same fantrip, but didn't know each other. He posted a photo here: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=806070 which is a much better version of this shot. It shows the same steam leaks from what appears to be a problem with the Worthington feedwater heater pump. I looked at my slide mount, and it is not Kodak, so I assume I was using some off-brand film. Such were the economics of a 17 year old in 1965.
Photo Date:  3/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/9/2008 12:47:13 AM
Location:  Leland, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  507   Comments: 1
CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Title:  CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960 westbound at Meriden, Illinois on March 21, 1965, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This was a round trip from Chicago to Zearing featuring an all-Pullman green consist.
Photo Date:  3/21/1965  Upload Date: 8/26/2008 12:42:04 PM
Location:  Meriden, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  428   Comments: 0
CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Title:  CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960 at Zearing, Illinois on March 21, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This was a fantrip between Chicago and Zearing. Zearing was chosen because it provided the means to turn the train. In this case, it was the interchange between the CB&Q and NYC, with NYC tracks passing over the Q, and a connection was on each side. Number 4960 is on the NYC rails passing over CB&Q rails, in the process of turning the train for the return trip.
Photo Date:  3/21/1965  Upload Date: 6/26/2010 1:29:37 PM
Location:  Zearing, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  445   Comments: 0
CB&Q 4960 in 1965
Title:  CB&Q 4960 in 1965
Description:  CB&Q 4960 in 1965
Photo Date:  3/21/1965  Upload Date: 7/7/2007 9:01:44 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  606   Comments: 2
CB&Q 4960 Fan Trip
Title:  CB&Q 4960 Fan Trip
Description:  CB&Q 4960 Fan Trip
Photo Date:  3/21/1965  Upload Date: 7/7/2007 9:01:45 PM
Location:  Leland, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  643   Comments: 7
Perfect Fan Trip Train and a Cold Day's Smoke
Title:  Perfect Fan Trip Train and a Cold Day's Smoke
Description:  Perfect Fan Trip Train and a Cold Day's Smoke
Photo Date:  3/21/1965  Upload Date: 7/7/2007 9:01:46 PM
Location:  Sandwich, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  398   Comments: 0
CB&Q 4960 in 1965
Title:  CB&Q 4960 in 1965
Description:  On a fan trip. My slide says his was taken at Moridan, IL but that is not an acceptable town to this software.
Photo Date:  3/21/1965  Upload Date: 11/5/2006 11:21:54 PM
Location:  Zearing, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  477   Comments: 0
CB7Q 4960 on Wye
Title:  CB7Q 4960 on Wye
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/1965  Upload Date: 7/7/2007 9:01:42 PM
Location:  Zearing, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  633   Comments: 0
CB&Q 4960 on Zearing Wye, 1965
Title:  CB&Q 4960 on Zearing Wye, 1965
Description:  Fan Trip
Photo Date:  3/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 11:49:49 PM
Location:  Zearing, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  500   Comments: 1
CB&Q Flyer 3/21/65
Title:  CB&Q Flyer 3/21/65
Description:  This is the flyer for the CB&Q Fantrip on March 21, 1965.
Photo Date:  3/21/1965  Upload Date: 8/26/2008 1:36:29 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  500   Comments: 0
CBQ 4960
Title:  CBQ 4960
Description:  CB&Q 4960
Photo Date:  4/25/1965  Upload Date: 4/23/2013 12:06:55 PM
Location:  Deerpath, IL
Author:  George Kantola
Categories:  Bridge,Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  58   Comments: 0
CBQ 4960
Title:  CBQ 4960
Description:  Hand pitching coal into CBQ 4960
Photo Date:  4/25/1965  Upload Date: 4/23/2013 12:09:14 PM
Location:  Barstow, IL
Author:  George Kantola
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  100   Comments: 0
CB&Q 4960 With E7 Powered Passenger Train on the Main Line
Title:  CB&Q 4960 With E7 Powered Passenger Train on the Main Line
Description:  CB&Q 4960 With E7 Powered Passenger Train on the Main Line
Photo Date:  6/20/1965  Upload Date: 9/25/2008 4:29:26 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  542   Comments: 0
CBQ 4960 Heading to Station to Get Fan TripTrain
Title:  CBQ 4960 Heading to Station to Get Fan TripTrain
Description:  Note, the nearest stainless steel gallery carseems to be rusting!
Photo Date:  6/20/1965  Upload Date: 7/7/2007 9:19:11 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  626   Comments: 0
CB&Q 4960 Heading for Station
Title:  CB&Q 4960 Heading for Station
Description:  CB&Q 4960 Heading for Station
Photo Date:  6/20/1965  Upload Date: 7/7/2007 9:19:12 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  896   Comments: 0
Fox River Bridge
Title:  Fox River Bridge
Description:  Fox River Bridge
Photo Date:  6/20/1965  Upload Date: 7/7/2007 9:19:13 PM
Location:  Montgomery, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Bridge,Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  520   Comments: 0
"Oiling Around"
Title:  "Oiling Around"
Description:  "Oiling Around"
Photo Date:  6/20/1965  Upload Date: 7/7/2007 9:19:14 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  497   Comments: 0
CBQ 4960
Title:  CBQ 4960
Description:  CB&Q 4960
Photo Date:  6/26/1965  Upload Date: 4/23/2013 12:11:06 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  George Kantola
Categories:  Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  107   Comments: 0
CB&Q E8 9943B
Title:  CB&Q E8 9943B
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E8 9943B & O1a 4960 at Aurora, Illinois on June 26, 1965, Koadchrome by Chuck Zeiler. It's a busy moment at the Aurora, Illinois Depot as a freight passes though and Train #10, The Denver Zephyr arrives for its 8:45 AM CST stop. This being summer, it's 9:45 DST locally, and Extra 4960 West waits for the trains to clear the circuit before proceeding on a fantrip to Oregon, Illinois and return. By almost anyone's standards this was an unusual fantrip, the feature of this trip was that it was a working way freight. In addition to the usual baggage car (for tape recording and hanging your head out), open gondola, air-conditioned coaches and snack car, the trip had freight cars to be set out at various industries along the way.
Photo Date:  6/26/1965  Upload Date: 4/13/2009 10:35:42 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 9943B(E8A) CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  481   Comments: 1
Recognize that face?
Title:  Recognize that face?
Description:  The Grand Canyon engine. Used ta be an O1a on the Q.
Photo Date:  7/20/1965  Upload Date: 12/21/2009 8:58:08 PM
Location:  Ottawa, IL
Author:  Karl Rethwisch
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  279   Comments: 1
CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Title:  CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960 westbound at Leland, Illinois on December 19, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Obviously not a heavily patronized trip, and this late in the year, there were no open cars, except for the baggage section of the power car. At the end of the train is a private car, the "Captain Hook". This train was billed as the annual Santa Claus trip, leaving Chicago at 9:00Am CST, stopping at LaGrange, Downers Grove, and Aurora, arriving at Zearing at 1:00PM. The feature of this trip was a photo contest judged by a representative of Trains Magazine. The fare was $7.50 for adults. At this time, 4960 was the last operating steam locomotive on the CB&Q, 5632 was in the shops for repairs. Seven months from this date, steam excursions on the CB&Q would be history.
Photo Date:  12/19/1965  Upload Date: 11/20/2008 10:51:31 AM
Location:  Leland, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  459   Comments: 0
CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Title:  CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960 at Mendota, Illinois on March 20, 1966, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The tower was known as the IC tower, controlling the crossing of the CB&Q with the Illinois Central and Milwaukee Road.
Photo Date:  3/20/1966  Upload Date: 11/1/2014 6:23:50 PM
Location:  Mendota, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  45   Comments: 0
Old CB&Q Fan trips
Title:  Old CB&Q Fan trips
Description:  CB&Q #4960 taking on water, Mark Singer Collection
Photo Date:  3/23/1966  Upload Date: 6/25/2007 6:09:43 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Steven Kakoczki
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  419   Comments: 1
CBQ O-1a 4960
Title:  CBQ O-1a 4960
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad class O-1-A 4960 at Baraboo, Wisconsin on June 29, 1966, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Not a great photo, however, it depicts a situation no one could have predicted. A new management was in place on the CB&Q, and there was no profitability in steam excursions, so 5632 was sold to Dick Jensen, and 4960 was donated to the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Its first assignment was to pull a circus train from Baraboo to Milwaukee, and is seen here laying over at the C&NW yard at Baraboo. I drove up from Chicago to Baraboo with Jerry Appleman and Chris Burritt to photograph what we thought was the last run of 4960. We were not alone, there were other railfans present. We shot a lot of photos under existing light, and then someone had the idea to point our automobile headlights at 4960. Here's one of the results of that collective effort. After Wisconsin, 4960 worked in Virginia and Arizona.
Photo Date:  6/29/1966  Upload Date: 4/25/2009 11:58:57 PM
Location:  Baraboo, WI
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Night,Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  591   Comments: 0
CB&Q O-1a 4960
Title:  CB&Q O-1a 4960
Description:  CB&Q O-1a 4960 eastbound with Schlitz Circus train at Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, June 30, 1966, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Soon to be retired from the CB&Q, 4960 was to be donated to the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Before the last trip on the Q, 4960 headed to Baraboo to pull the circus train from Baraboo to Milwaukee on the C&NW, seen here doing just that at Cottage Grove.
Photo Date:  6/30/1966  Upload Date: 5/15/2009 4:43:22 PM
Location:  Cottage Grove, WI
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  987   Comments: 0
CB&Q O-1a 4960
Title:  CB&Q O-1a 4960
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad class O-1-A 4960 at Merrimac, Wisconsin on the morning of June 30, 1966, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Just a couple of weeks before retirement on the CB&Q, 2-8-2 4960 is seen crossing the Wisconsin River in Merrimac heading the Circus World Museum's vintage circus train toward Milwaukee on the C&NW, a proud moment for this locomotive. The 4960 will return to CB&Q rails after this trip to head a couple more fantrips before returning to Baraboo, Wisconsin, retired from the CB&Q and donated to the museum. Note two railfans in the bushes just above the water line, snapping the exact same photo. I'd like to see their shots. I didn't get to the location fast enough, so I ended up with railfans and bushes in my photo. Somehow, Schlitz Brewing Company of Milwaukee was involved in the sponsorship of this train, and their business car is bring up the markers.
Photo Date:  6/30/1966  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 11:53:13 AM
Location:  Merrimac, WI
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  936   Comments: 5
CB&Q 2-8-2 4960
Title:  CB&Q 2-8-2 4960
Description:  Forlorn and almost forgotten, CB&Q O1A 2-8-2 4960 (Baldwin Philadelphia works 1923) sits in storage at Mid-Continent Railroad museum in North Freedom, WI in July 1970. This locomotive was later rebuilt, given a face lift and is now the star of the Grand Canyon Railway.
Photo Date:  7/20/1970  Upload Date: 9/3/2005 10:04:13 PM
Location:  North Freedom, WI
Author:  Art Grames
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  651   Comments: 0
CB&Q 2-8-2 4960
Title:  CB&Q 2-8-2 4960
Description:  Forlorn and almost forgotten, CB&Q O1A 2-8-2 4960 (Baldwin Philadelphia works 1923) sits in storage at Mid-Continent Railroad museum in North Freedom, WI in July 1970. This locomotive was later rebuilt, given a face lift and is now the star of the Grand Canyon Railway.
Photo Date:  7/20/1970  Upload Date: 9/3/2005 10:04:35 PM
Location:  North Freedom, WI
Author:  Art Grames
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  383   Comments: 0
CBQ 4960 1978
Title:  CBQ 4960 1978
Description:  CBQ 4960 date unknown
Photo Date:  1/1/1978  Upload Date: 12/2/2004 7:50:00 PM
Location:  North Freedom, WI
Author:  Jim Sands
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CBQ 4960(2-8-2)
Views:  956   Comments: 2


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