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CB&Q 9912A (Silver Meteor) and 9912B (Silver Comet) with the EB Morning Zephyr
Title:  CB&Q 9912A (Silver Meteor) and 9912B (Silver Comet) with the EB Morning Zephyr
Description:  Stainless steel shovel nosed E5ABs were rare when this photo was taken August 21, 1964. Built in March 1940, this matched pair fly the eastbound Morning Zephyr across northern Illinois through the sleepy town of Chadwick just after lunch and a 129 miles from a bumper post in Chicago Union Station.
Photo Date:  8/21/1964  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 11:49:49 PM
Location:  Chadwick, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
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Locomotives:  CBQ 9912A(E5A) CBQ 9912B(E5B)
Views:  3571   Comments: 8
C&S 9950B
Title:  C&S 9950B
Description:  C&S 9950B
Photo Date:  9/4/1965  Upload Date: 4/13/2012 10:11:12 AM
Location:  Walsenburg, CO
Author:  George Kantola
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CS 9950B(E5B)
Views:  553   Comments: 0
C&S E5 9955
Title:  C&S E5 9955
Description:  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.
Photo Date:  8/19/1964  Upload Date: 4/24/2010 11:43:02 AM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CS 9955(E5A) CS 9952B(E5B)
Views:  1342   Comments: 1


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