CB&Q E5 9910A Editors Pick!        
Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E5 9910A, named Silver Speed, at Union Station in Chicago, Illinois on August 21, 1949, print by William A. Raia, Chuck Zeiler collection. Hand written on the back of the print is J. Scribbins, who may be the original photographer. The trailing E5B unit may be 9910B, named Silver Power, but I could not definitvely make out the name. This would appear to be an expanded ( four pre-war coaches are cut in ahead of the regular consist ),Train Number 23, the Afternoon Zephyr, also known as the Twin Cities Zephyr. This assumption is based on the lighting (afternoon sun), and the exhaust smoke rising from mid-train. That smoke is produced by the power generators in the lead car of the articulated trainset built for the Second Twin Cities Zephyr, originally a seven-car set, later reassigned to the Nebraska Zephyr and later still later reduced to five cars. An example of this trainset is at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois, and the second set is rumored to be in Saudi Arabia.
Date: 8/21/1949 Location: Chicago Union Station, IL Views: 6505 Collection Of:   Chuck Zeiler
Locomotives: CBQ 9910A(E5A)    Author:  J. Scribbins
CB&Q E5 9910A
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User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Chris Lubinski General A fine example of a "Streamliner"! 8/17/2016 3:15:13 PM
Tom Beckett General Beautiful example of a beautiful train, in a once common scene. Now it's a classic, a reminder that function and style need not be separate. BTW, check out that GM&O Alco S type in the background. 10/1/2019 3:57:12 AM
Joe Korienek General 9910A was in the Naperville wreck, April 1946, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGjcPUkUOrA 5/7/2020 8:54:12 AM

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