CB&Q/CRI&P wreck. For details of this wreck see: http://railfan44.rrpicturearchives.net/archiveThumbs.aspx?id=23180
CB&Q/CRI&P wreck. First train through the next morning on Sheep Yard lead track passing the combined Ak-Sar-Ben Zephyr and Royal Zephyr's baggage car. For details of this wreck see: http://railf... (more)
In 1947 the "Train of the Goddesses" (one of the second pair of Twin Zephyrs) hit a bulldozer (which had fallen off a freight train on the middle track) at about 73 mph and then hit this station s... (more)
IRM's Nebraska Zephyr is seen on the former street running portion of the Wisconsin Central through Oshkosh, WI. on its way to Neenah. Yes, its times like these I wish I had a 'railfan filter' for... (more)
Built by the CB&Q shops at West Burlington, IA in September 1940 as one of the last class of steam locomotives on the Burlington.
CB&Q steam excursion pauses on the Illinois Central passenger main (the "hack" line) at Dubuque. Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, this beautiful engine was scrapped around 1969.
I found a Motel between Cicero and Naperville across from the tracks. I took many shots but, only three were worth showing.
The thirsty horse gets a drink. Notice the father and son railfan team. This water spout was in many 60's shots of "Q" fan trips. It was a classic CalScale brass casting.
Photo by Kurt Strausse, deceased. "Merchant's Steam Choo Choo" is ready to depart for round-trip to Savanna, Illinois. As I recall, the people on the right are (left to right): CB&Q trainmaster, u... (more)
The Mark Twain Zephyr and RLCX SW9 1259 sit at the Relco yard in Minooka.
Relco workers finish up tieing down the power car of the Mark Twain Zephyr so it won't fall off when the EJ&E picks it up. Taken with permission.
CB&Q 9911-A prepares to make another run at IRM.
One of the old train posters hangs next to the Amtrak waiting room in the Union Station
Aurora bound commuter.