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Chuck Zeiler's Collection
 
7/15/2024
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: Chicago Burlington & Quincy
Model:EMD E8ABuilt As:CBQ 9945A (E8A)
Serial Number:9689Order No:2012
Frame Number:2012-A16Built:5/1950
Notes:blt 5/50, BN 9945, AMTK 339
Other locos with this serial:  BN 9945(E8A) CBQ 9945A(E8A)
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CB&Q E8 9945A
Title:  CB&Q E8 9945A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E8 9945A westbound at Naperville, Illinois on January 25, 1965, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built in May 1950 (c/n 9689) on EMD Order 2012A, became BN 9945, was sold to Amtrak August 1, 1972 becoming 339, finally retired May 28, 1975 and sold for scrap to Precision National. It is seen making a station stop to discharge passengers and conduct a bit of head end business. The power car behind the locomotive has a baggage section, and a CB&Q employee is handing out something to the man on the ground with the baggage cart. The gentleman on the left side platform has paused in his shoveling duties to watch me snap this photo.

This is most likely Train Number 103, a daily except Saturday and Sunday almost all-stop Dinky departing Union Station at 7:35 AM, arriving at Naperville at 8:35 AM. A note in CB&Q Employees Timetable #9 (in effect on this date) states: NO. 103 MUST NOT EXCEED 35 M.P.H. TO DISPATCH NEWSPAPERS AT EOLA. This train is not scheduled to make a stop at Eola (five miles west of Naperville), and I can tell you from first hand experience (I was a newspaper boy in Naperville) that dispatching newspapers at 35 mph was not good for the papers. You generally would throw away the first couple of papers on the outside of the bundle. This train is on the middle track because the eastbound East End Way Freight was occupying the far left (typically westbound) track on its journey from Eola to Naperville this Monday morning.
Photo Date:  1/25/1965  Upload Date: 12/28/2009 10:54:03 AM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9945A(E8A)
Views:  1998   Comments: 7
CB&Q E8 9945A
Title:  CB&Q E8 9945A
Description:  A pause in shoveling as Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E8 9945A departs westbound on the middle track at Naperville, Illinois on January 25, 1965, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. A fortuitous click of the shutter if ever there was one. In the right background is the station agent at Naperville wheeling the two-wheel baggage cart across the tracks after loading from the power baggage car, a job I was permitted to do when business demanded. I was a paperboy at the time of the photo and Sunday supplements often arrived by train. On a busy day, I got to do the job.
Photo Date:  1/25/1965  Upload Date: 8/11/2014 1:13:59 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Winter
Locomotives:  CBQ 9945A(E8A)
Views:  367   Comments: 0
CB&Q E8 9945A
Title:  CB&Q E8 9945A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E8 9945A eastbound at Naperville, Illinois on February 25, 1965, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The building on the left was the Naperville News Agency, my source of employment as a newspaper boy in my early teen years. You may notice steam at the front of the locomotive. One of the principles of steam heat was that the steam eventually condensed back into water. Generally, the steam valves at either end of the train were cracked open slightly to let that water escape.
Photo Date:  2/25/1965  Upload Date: 6/11/2014 1:43:36 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Winter
Locomotives:  CBQ 9945A(E8A)
Views:  352   Comments: 1
CB&Q E8 9945A
Title:  CB&Q E8 9945A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E8 9945A eastbound at Naperville, Illinois on March 13, 1965, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  3/13/1965  Upload Date: 4/16/2016 11:01:03 AM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9945A(E8A)
Views:  204   Comments: 0
CB&Q E8 9945A
Title:  CB&Q E8 9945A
Description:  A friendly wave from the Fireman on Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E8 9945A westbound with a Dinky in tow at Naperville, Illinois on May 9, 1965, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  5/9/1965  Upload Date: 10/1/2015 12:44:32 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9945A(E8A)
Views:  228   Comments: 1
CB&Q E8 9945A
Title:  CB&Q E8 9945A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E8 9945A eastbound just west of Lisle, Illinois on May 23, 1965, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  5/23/1965  Upload Date: 4/21/2016 6:38:47 PM
Location:  Lisle, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock,Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9945A(E8A)
Views:  182   Comments: 0
CB&Q E8 9945A
Title:  CB&Q E8 9945A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E8 9945A eastbound at Naperville, Illinois on June 12, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This is Saturday morning and one of these two E8's is being ferried back to Chicago to be rotated into Zephyr service after a week of Commuter service. Some of the E's in Zephyr service will be serviced and rotated into Commuter service and ferried out to Aurora on Sunday evening for Monday morning's rush hour.
Photo Date:  6/12/1965  Upload Date: 12/28/2009 12:29:18 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9945A(E8A)
Views:  495   Comments: 1
CB&Q E8 9945A
Title:  CB&Q E8 9945A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E8 9945A at Aurora, Illinois on September 26, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. I marked the slide: Special to Ottawa.
Photo Date:  9/26/1965  Upload Date: 8/11/2014 2:11:26 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  CBQ 9945A(E8A)
Views:  307   Comments: 0


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