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Owner: Chicago Burlington & Quincy
Model:EMD AABuilt As:CBQ 9903 (AA)
Serial Number:521Order No:E133
Frame Number:E133-1Built:10/1935
Notes:"Injun Joe", EMC/Budd blt 10/35 model AA
Other locos with this serial:  CBQ 9903(AA)
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CB&Q 9903
Title:  CB&Q 9903
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9903 named Injun Joe at Denver, Colorado on July 25, 1937, photographer unknown, print by Tom Klinger, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 9903 was delivered in October 1935 specifically for service as the Mark Twain Zephyr, the daily round trip between Saint Louis, Missouri and Burlington, Iowa. However, it is seen here at Denver as Train 10, the Advance Denver Zephyr.
Photo Date:  7/25/1937  Upload Date: 12/6/2013 12:04:03 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  unknown
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  CBQ 9903(AA)
Views:  1452   Comments: 0
CB&Q 9903
Title:  CB&Q 9903
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9903 at Saint Joseph, Missouri on an unknown day in June 1956, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. Ordered in March 1935 and delivered in October, it was virtually a duplicate of the original Zephyr 9900, later renamed the Pioneer Zephyr. It was powered by a Winton eight cylinder in-line 600 horsepower Model 201A diesel power plant. It entered service on October 28, 1935 on the 442 mile daily round trip between Saint Louis, Missouri and Burlington, Iowa, the assignment for which it had been designed and built. The entire train was named after Mark Twain characters in keeping with the train's assignment location along the Mississippi River. The power unit, which also contained the RPO, was named "Injun Joe" , a homonym for "engine". Increased passenger loads added a fourth car, and the cars were named "Becky Thatcher", "Huck Finn" and "Tom Sawyer". This trainset, as the Mark Twain Zephyr and later as the Ozark State Zephyr and finally as the Mark Train Zephyr (again), spent its entire career in Missouri and Iowa, except one turn as the Advance Denver Zephyr on May 31, 1936. It was retired in May 1958, sold to Frank Dashner (to be used as a restaurant), who died, and his estate sold the train to Midwest Old Threshers Association. It was sold again to a Kansas City banker who planned to sell it to interests in Saudia Arabia, but the banker died and it was sold again. It continues to change hands as of this upload date, and remains unrestored and deteriorating.
Photo Date:  6/1/1956  Upload Date: 5/20/2011 12:43:35 PM
Location:  Saint Joseph, MO
Author:  Dick Rumbolz
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CBQ 9903(AA)
Views:  3479   Comments: 7
CB&Q 9903
Title:  CB&Q 9903
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9903, named INJUN JOE, at Overland Park, Kansas on an unknown day in April 1980, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 9903 was ordered in March 1935, delivered by Budd in October 1935. It was built specifically for the Saint Louis - Burlington Iowa service and named the Mark Twain Zephyr. It was retired around 1958 and sold to Frank Dashner in June 1960 for use as a restaurant who died before that plan was implemented. His estate sold the train to Ernie Hays for $6,500.00 and it was displayed at the Midwest Old Threshers Association, Mount Pleasant, Iowa until the early 1970's, when it was sold to Alex Barkett of Building Leasing Corporation International, who also died before implementing any plans for the train. The train's ownership passed to Civic Plaza National Bank. In 1984, Dave Stimson, a player for the Kansas City Chiefs, purchased the equipment. After declaring bankruptcy late in 1987, the train was sold to John C. Lowe. He and two other individuals formed the Mark Twain Corporation, which was headed by Mr. Ronald. This group started the monumental task of trying to restore the train, but ran into challenges along the way. The train was stored in the Joliet, Illinois area awaiting additional investors to help fund its completion.
Photo Date:  4/1/1980  Upload Date: 12/17/2015 12:00:17 PM
Location:  Overland Park, KS
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CBQ 9903(AA)
Views:  917   Comments: 2
CB&Q Zephyr 9903
Title:  CB&Q Zephyr 9903
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9903 at Overland Park, Kansas on an unknown day in April 1980, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  4/1/1980  Upload Date: 5/2/2015 12:51:43 PM
Location:  Overland Park, KS
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CBQ 9903(AA)
Views:  812   Comments: 0


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