RailPictures.Net Photo: CBQ 9988B Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad EMD E9(A) at La Vergne, Illinois by Tom Nelligan
 
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Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad (more..)
EMD E9(A) (more..)
west of station (more..)
La Vergne, Illinois, USA (more..)
August 12, 1969
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CBQ 9988B (more..)
31, Empire Builder (more..)
Tom Nelligan (more..)
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Tripleheaded silver E-units led by E9 9988B accelerate west through La Vergne, Illinois, with Burlington train 31, the Seattle-bound Empire Builder, which they will pass on to the Great Northern in Minneapolis. A separate section of this train carried the cars of the Northern Pacific's North Coast Limited to the Twin Cities. By next summer this will be a BN operation, and a year after that Amtrak will be in place.
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