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Owner: Burlington Northern
Model:Rebuilt EMD E9AMBuilt As:CBQ 9985B (E9A)
Serial Number:20534Order No:2071
Frame Number:2071-A2Built:12/1955
Notes:ex-CB&Q 9985B, BN 9980, retired 7/92, named: Edwin S. Putz
Other locos with this serial:  NERR 9910(E9A) LTEX 9910(E9A) CBQ 9985B(E9A) BN 9980(E9A) BN 9910(E9AM)
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BN 1509
Title:  BN 1509
Description:  BN 1509 on the north end of a string of power awaiting servicing
Photo Date:  3/11/1972  Upload Date: 3/3/2017 12:17:45 AM
Location:  Seattle, WA
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BN 1509(GP7) BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  99   Comments: 1
Who?
Title:  Who?
Description:  The first rebuilt E unit back from MK. The first 10 units were adorned with the names of 10 regular suburban riders as selected by drawing the names by lottery.
Photo Date:  6/15/1973  Upload Date: 3/16/2010 11:54:40 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Karl Rethwisch
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  340   Comments: 3
Burlington Northern E9A #9910
Title:  Burlington Northern E9A #9910
Description:  Digital image from Kim E. Piersol original 35mm Kodachrome transparency
Photo Date:  4/1/1974  Upload Date: 5/8/2006 10:40:06 PM
Location:  La Grange, IL
Author:  Kim Piersol
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  1439   Comments: 2
No. 4 in Chicago
Title:  No. 4 in Chicago
Description:  No. 4 entering CUSCo. property. BN 9910 was the camera platform.
Photo Date:  6/15/1974  Upload Date: 11/26/2009 12:04:05 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Karl Rethwisch
Categories:  InCab,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 510(SDP40F) BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  496   Comments: 2
BN 9910 at La Grange
Title:  BN 9910 at La Grange
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/21/1974  Upload Date: 6/8/2011 12:58:27 PM
Location:  La Grange, IL
Author:  Bob Sterner
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  146   Comments: 0
BN 9910
Title:  BN 9910
Description:  BN 9910
Photo Date:  8/5/1974  Upload Date: 7/17/2007 8:07:18 AM
Location:  La Grange, IL
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  350   Comments: 0
BN 9910
Title:  BN 9910
Description:  BN 9910
Photo Date:  8/4/1975  Upload Date: 7/17/2007 8:10:00 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  414   Comments: 2
BN 9910
Title:  BN 9910
Description:  BN 9910 was delivered as CB&Q 9985B in December 1955.
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2017 1:13:22 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Ron Hawkins
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  16   Comments: 0
GM&O F3 880B
Title:  GM&O F3 880B
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad F3 880B departing Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in June 1978, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in December 1946 (c/n 3601) on EMD Order E695, it was retired in October 1978, the prime mover was removed, and it was put on display in a park in Farber, Missouri. However, the city felt it was a liability and safety hazard, and it was scrapped sometime around 1990. It is seen here heading a train known as "The Plug", a GM&O commuter train between Chicago and Joliet (anyone know the origin on the train name?). Also seen is BN E9Am 9910 which fared a bit better in the survival game, for a while, working for the Nashville and Eastern after retiring from the BN in 1992. It is seen here about to divert to the southwestern suburbs of Chicago.
Photo Date:  6/1/1978  Upload Date: 3/30/2009 1:02:02 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  GMO 880b(F3A) BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  843   Comments: 1
BN 9910
Title:  BN 9910
Description:  BN 9910 date is wild guess
Photo Date:  7/1/1978  Upload Date: 5/28/2010 9:45:21 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  206   Comments: 0
BN E9Au 9910
Title:  BN E9Au 9910
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/1/1978  Upload Date: 1/20/2009 10:33:34 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Alan Niebel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  652   Comments: 0
BN 9910
Title:  BN 9910
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/10/1980  Upload Date: 12/6/2007 5:12:21 PM
Location:  Clarendon Hills, IL
Author:  C.W. Lahickey
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  333   Comments: 1
BN 9910
Title:  BN 9910
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/10/1980  Upload Date: 12/6/2007 5:12:44 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  C.W. Lahickey
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  206   Comments: 0
BN E9Au 9910
Title:  BN E9Au 9910
Description:  Actual day unknown.
Photo Date:  5/1/1981  Upload Date: 1/20/2009 10:33:56 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Alan Niebel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  290   Comments: 0
BN 9910
Title:  BN 9910
Description:  Progression shot 1 of 2.
Photo Date:  6/11/1981  Upload Date: 12/6/2007 5:15:00 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  C.W. Lahickey
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
BN 9910
Title:  BN 9910
Description:  Progression shot 2 of 2.
Photo Date:  6/11/1981  Upload Date: 12/6/2007 5:15:29 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  C.W. Lahickey
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  154   Comments: 0
BN 9910
Title:  BN 9910
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/12/1981  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 1:24:23 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  C.W. Lahickey
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  187   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9910
Title:  BN E9Am 9910
Description:  BN E9Am's (left to right) 9910, 9924, 9903, 9901, 9912 at Hill Yard in Aurora, Illinois on July 13, 1982, photo by Chuck Zeiler
Photo Date:  7/13/1982  Upload Date: 8/24/2008 5:44:19 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM) BN 9924(E9AM) BN 9903(E9AM) BN 9912(E9AM) BN 9901(E9AM)
Views:  672   Comments: 1
BN E9Am 9910
Title:  BN E9Am 9910
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9910 at Canal Street in Chicago, Illinois on August 10, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built December 1955 ( c/n 20534 ) as CB&Q E9 9985B, it became BN 9980 after March 2, 1970. It was sold to the West Suburban Mass Transit District ( WSMTD ) during August 1972 and leased back the BN. Rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen, completed March 15, 1973, it returned as BN 9910, leased to the BN for operation and maintenance until retired in July 1992. At first it was named PUTZ ( painted ) and later EDWIN S. PUTZ ( on a stainless steel plate ), the first BN E9Am named. You may ask why PUTZ. The following is excerpted from the book, History of the West Suburban Mass Transit District, by T. G. ( Ted ) Schuster.

Ten locomotives were named for District Trustees, ten were named for commuters. The identity of ten commuters whose names would appear on ten locomotives became a game of chance ( by way of seat notices and entry forms placed in the commuter trains ). As a precaution, BN representatives decided to let the State of Illinois Governor ( the Secretary actually drew entries due to a scheduling conflict with the Governor ) select 14 names, just in case any of the first ten had names like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck on them, or some other fictional character, who was not a BN commuter. The first name drawn was Edwin Putz. Obviously, BN personnel thought this was a fictitious name. However, the entry slips called for both an address and phone number. When checked by phone, Mr. Putz was not only an actual person, but worked on Lake Street in a print shop. Having gone through the first step unscathed, it was decided to present Mr. Putz with some recognition in a ceremony at Union Station scheduled just before rush hour one afternoon about 4:30 PM. During the week before the ceremony, your author ( Mr. Schuster ) began to hear snickers whenever the word Putz was mentioned. Finally, a clipping appeared from the American Herald newspaper published in Europe for English-speaking visitors abroad. That paper, which had earlier reported the winner of the locomotive contest as a Mr. Putz, observed rather gleefully that in the Jewish vernacular, the word putz was a sort of putdown, and actually referred to a part of the male anatomy. After your author read the article, he asked Forester DuSell ( BN Manager of Commuter Operations ) to call Mr. Putz in and gently question him about the reality of his name. From that questioning, it was learned he was actually an immigrant from Europe who immigrated to this country following World War II. His actual surname in Europe was Von Putz and he was very proud of his name. So the ceremony proceeded, and great media coverage was the result.

Photo Date:  8/10/1982  Upload Date: 7/24/2017 2:03:53 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  15   Comments: 0
Elegant E's
Title:  Elegant E's
Description:  A westbound going through Downers Grove.
Photo Date:  3/11/1984  Upload Date: 7/15/2009 12:22:11 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Mitch Cline
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  213   Comments: 0
Metra E-8
Title:  Metra E-8
Description:  I'm not sure of the location
Photo Date:  7/1/1984  Upload Date: 9/6/2010 9:54:43 PM
Location:  Lisle, IL
Author:  Greg Smith
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  180   Comments: 2
BN 9902
Title:  BN 9902
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/7/1985  Upload Date: 3/30/2008 5:48:53 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  marc malnekoff
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BN 9902(E9AM) BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  372   Comments: 1
BN 9910
Title:  BN 9910
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/13/1988  Upload Date: 4/23/2011 11:12:27 PM
Location:  Berwyn, IL
Author:  Tom Golden
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  236   Comments: 0
BN 9910 (ex-CB&Q 9985B) With Tr# 1262
Title:  BN 9910 (ex-CB&Q 9985B) With Tr# 1262
Description:  This was the only spot to photograph whole trains and was difficult because you were looking due south thus you had to shoot on an overcast day.
Photo Date:  6/14/1988  Upload Date: 9/8/2008 11:51:28 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  250   Comments: 0
BN 9910 (ex-CB&Q 9985B) Crossing Over Main St. With Tr# 1256
Title:  BN 9910 (ex-CB&Q 9985B) Crossing Over Main St. With Tr# 1256
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/3/1989  Upload Date: 9/8/2008 11:51:28 PM
Location:  Lisle, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  299   Comments: 0
BN 9910
Title:  BN 9910
Description:  A BN dinky sits in the yard under the St. Charles Airline as a freight travels overhead.
Photo Date:  3/6/1991  Upload Date: 1/16/2013 10:24:49 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Stephen Borleske
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  139   Comments: 0
9910 passing under the EJ&E at Eola
Title:  9910 passing under the EJ&E at Eola
Description:  E-9 9910 at East Eola, just passing under the EJ&E mailine
Photo Date:  10/12/1991  Upload Date: 11/23/2007 11:38:42 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Steven Kakoczki
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  230   Comments: 0
BN 9901
Title:  BN 9901
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/15/1992  Upload Date: 11/20/2007 12:24:02 AM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Jeff Carlson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  246   Comments: 0
BN 9910
Title:  BN 9910
Description:  E9Au
Photo Date:  6/28/1992  Upload Date: 11/29/2013 12:18:59 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Doug Tilley
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  135   Comments: 0


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