CB&Q 130AB  Contributor's Pick!       
I wrote nothing but the date and "130AB" on the slide, so here is a good guess about what you are looking at. Photo shot from a dome on the westbound Morning Zephyr (the sun reflection is a big hint) somewhere on the CTC single track main east of Savanna and west of Aurora. 130A is in the hole. Since the freight is short and the brakeman is getting on and watching the Zephyr, I assume this is the local morning (Savanna to Eola) freight called the Pick Up done with its work here. I was deadheading to Saint Paul to work Oakland Tower for the Q. I worked as a leverman, operator, and/or station agent for the Q for two summers during college.
Date: 6/1/1964 Location: Shabbona, IL   Map Show Shabbona on a rail map Views: 923 Collection Of:   Marty Bernard
Locomotives: CBQ 130A(F3A) CBQ 130B(F3B)    Author:  Marty Bernard
CB&Q 130AB
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Bob Campbell General Marty - this photo was definitely taken at Shabbona, IL regardless of what Strodtz says. I was a former C&I engineer. 9/24/2008 1:57:30 AM

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