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Chuck Zeiler's Collection
 
7/15/2024
 
 
 
 
 
By:Chuck Zeiler
Dates:3/15/1984 - 12/31/1987
Album Info:Burlington Northern E9's in the 1980's.
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BN E9Am 9900 and RTA F40PH 115
Title:  BN E9Am 9900 and RTA F40PH 115
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9900 departing Union Station in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in June 1981, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 9900 was built as CB&Q E8 9942B in March 1950 (c/n 9684), became BN 9935 on March 2, 1970. It was sold to the West Suburban Mass Transit District (WSMTD) August 18, 1972, and leased back to the BN for operation and maintenance. During February, 1974, it was rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen returning to BN rails as 9900 and named (in 1978) "Don H. King". It was retired January 1993, final disposition unknnown to me. In the background is RTA F40PH 115, built in 1977 (c/n 766062-16), named "Village of Oak Lawn".
Photo Date:  6/1/1981  Upload Date: 6/22/2008 10:42:04 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Track
Locomotives:  BN 9900(E9AM) RTA 115(F40PH)
Views:  1520   Comments: 1
BN E9Am 9900
Title:  BN E9Am 9900
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9900 at Roosevelt Road in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in June 1981, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  6/1/1981  Upload Date: 3/13/2015 2:29:02 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9900(E9AM)
Views:  357   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9900
Title:  BN E9Am 9900
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9900 at Aurora, Illinois on May 19, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  5/19/1982  Upload Date: 11/16/2013 12:40:10 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9900(E9AM)
Views:  486   Comments: 0
BN E9AM 9900
Title:  BN E9AM 9900
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9AM 9900 at Eola, Illinois on July 13, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  7/13/1982  Upload Date: 3/22/2015 5:06:44 PM
Location:  Eola, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BN 9900(E9AM)
Views:  331   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9901
Title:  BN E9Am 9901
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9901 westbound at Cicero, Illinois on an unknown day in May 1980, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  5/1/1980  Upload Date: 6/7/2015 11:09:26 AM
Location:  Cicero, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9901(E9AM)
Views:  458   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9901
Title:  BN E9Am 9901
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9901 westbound at Naperville, Illinois on an unknown day in June 1981, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in December 1949 as CB&Q E8 9938A (c/n 9675), it became BN 9938 on March 2, 1970, was sold to the West Suburban Mass Transit District (WSMTD) August 18, 1972 and leased back to the BN for operation and maintenance. It was rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen during November 1973, returning as BN 9901, still owned by the WSMTD. It was named "Village of Clarendon Hills" and worked in commuter service until retired in July 1992. It eventually became IC 100, then CN 100.
Photo Date:  6/1/1981  Upload Date: 6/24/2008 9:33:19 AM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BN 9901(E9AM)
Views:  764   Comments: 1
BN E9Am 9901
Title:  BN E9Am 9901
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9901 at Aurora, Illinois on September 8, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  9/8/1982  Upload Date: 3/22/2015 6:19:58 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  BN 9901(E9AM)
Views:  626   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9901
Title:  BN E9Am 9901
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9901 and Amtrak Sleeper 32008 at Aurora, Illinois on September 8, 1982, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  9/8/1982  Upload Date: 9/18/2018 1:20:46 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  BN 9901(E9AM)
Views:  279   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9901
Title:  BN E9Am 9901
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9901 at Eola, Illinois on June 21, 1983, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  6/21/1983  Upload Date: 7/10/2017 6:15:28 PM
Location:  Eola, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BN 9901(E9AM)
Views:  273   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9902
Title:  BN E9Am 9902
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9902 westbound at Roosevelt Road in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in July 1978, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The low level curved building on the left side was the Railway Express Agency warehouse.
Photo Date:  7/1/1978  Upload Date: 6/7/2015 12:05:42 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BN 9902(E9AM)
Views:  338   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9902
Title:  BN E9Am 9902
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9902 westbound at Cicero, Illinois on an unknown day in October 1980, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  10/1/1980  Upload Date: 9/18/2018 3:33:11 PM
Location:  Cicero, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9902(E9AM)
Views:  298   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9903
Title:  BN E9Am 9903
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9903 at the Zephyr Pit ( about 14th Street ) in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in August 1978, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  8/1/1978  Upload Date: 7/10/2017 7:06:43 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BN 9903(E9AM)
Views:  322   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9903
Title:  BN E9Am 9903
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9903 departing Union Station in Chicago, Illinois as another one backs into the station, on an unknown day in June 1981, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  6/1/1981  Upload Date: 6/11/2008 9:32:35 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BN 9903(E9AM)
Views:  815   Comments: 1
BN E9Am 9904
Title:  BN E9Am 9904
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9904 at Roosevelt Road in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in June 1978, Fujichrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  6/1/1978  Upload Date: 5/4/2017 12:02:32 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9904(E9AM)
Views:  358   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9904
Title:  BN E9Am 9904
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9904, 9901, 9924, 9917, ?, and 9915 at the south end of the coach yard at 14th Street in Chicago, Illinois, August 12, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  8/12/1982  Upload Date: 8/20/2008 2:57:22 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BN 9904(E9AM) BN 9901(E9AM) BN 9917(E9AM) BN 9915(E9AM) BN 9924(E9AM)
Views:  1146   Comments: 1
BN E9Am 9904
Title:  BN E9Am 9904
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9904 at Union Station in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. It appears not all the BN E9's were created (rebuilt) equal. This one, for instance, has a single HEP generator, or at least, a single exhaust for the HEP. Apparently, some of the E's were HEP equipped before going to Morrison Knudsen for rebuilding. I'm trying to get to the bottom of this. This locomotive was built September 1953 for the CB&Q as E8 9977 (c/n 18319), became BN 9977, and was rebuilt around 1973, returning as 9904, named "Village of Lisle". It was retired in 1992, later becoming IC (now, CN) 101.
Photo Date:  10/13/1987  Upload Date: 6/12/2008 3:26:55 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BN 9904(E9AM)
Views:  803   Comments: 2
BN E9Am 9904
Title:  BN E9Am 9904
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9904 at Polk Street in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  10/13/1987  Upload Date: 7/10/2017 7:54:58 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BN 9904(E9AM) AMTK 333(F40PH)
Views:  412   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9905
Title:  BN E9Am 9905
Description:  Burlington Northern E9Am 9905 westbound at Aurora, Illinois on July 13, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built as CB&Q E8 9967 in August 1952, it became BN 9967 on March 2, 1970. It was sold to the West Suburban Mass Transit District on April 1, 1977 and leased back to the BN. It was rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen during May 1978 to E9Am 9905, and worked in Chicago commuter service until retired July 1992. I cannot find info about the final disposition.
Photo Date:  7/13/1982  Upload Date: 6/20/2008 9:08:53 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9905(E9AM)
Views:  539   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9905
Title:  BN E9Am 9905
Description:  BN E9Am 9905 westbound at Eola, Illinois, July 21, 1983, photo by Chuck Zeiler
Photo Date:  7/21/1983  Upload Date: 7/12/2009 10:15:00 AM
Location:  Eola, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BN 9905(E9AM)
Views:  544   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9905
Title:  BN E9Am 9905
Description:  BN E9Am 9905 at Aurora, Illinois, April 29, 1985, photo by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built as CB&Q E8 9967 in August 1952 (c/n 16708), became BN 9967, was rebuilt as BN 9905, and retired in July 1992.
Photo Date:  4/29/1985  Upload Date: 8/4/2008 10:30:03 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BN 9905(E9AM)
Views:  555   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9906
Title:  BN E9Am 9906
Description:  Burlington Northern E9Am 9906, almost at Canal Street in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in September 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built as CB&Q E8 9972 in August 1953 (c/n 18314) on EMD Order 2059A, it became BN 9972 on March 2, 1970, was sold to the West Suburban Mass Transit District April 1, 1977, was rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen in May 1978, returned as 9906 and was leased back to the BN for operation and maintenance until retired in July 1992, becoming MARC 66.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 8/25/2009 7:26:14 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BN 9906(E9AM)
Views:  638   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9906
Title:  BN E9Am 9906
Description:  BN E9Am 9906 at Roosevelt Road in Chicago, Illinois on July 13, 1983, photo by Chuck Zeiler. This train has just left Union Station and is approaching Canal Street, so he is likely in the process of conducting his running brake test. I have had previous discussions with Karl Rethwisch, a former CB&Q/BN Locomotive Engineer, and he revealed the characteristics of the 24RL brake schedule as applied to the CB&Q E-units. I inquired if the rebuilt E's retained the 24RL brakes, and here is his relpy:

The M-K units came back to us with a replacement for the 24RL schedule called the PS68. After using the thing a few times I bestowed a name on it that would probably not fit well in most articles but did retain the letters PS. The intentions of the design was twofold; eliminate the need for two separate brake systems, and provide a means of recharging the air system much faster than was possible with a conventional brake system. Recharge is the term used when, after releasing the train brakes, the air that was used to apply them is replaced in order to bring the system back to a fully charged state. The air in the entire trainline is effected by an application and is reduced by an amount equal to the reduction made by the Engineer. This reduction in brakepipe pressure causes the control valves to allow reservoir air to flow to the cylinders and press the shoes against the wheels. After releasing the brakes the cylinder air is vented to the atmosphere and is, for purposes of brake 'health', lost. The air used in an application MUST be replaced in order to have air available for subsequent applications, hence, RECHARGE.

The PS68 operated in a somewhat conventional manner as it related to brakepipe reductions and lapping. For this discussion, LAP is just like opening a sink faucet, filling a glass to your desired level and closing the faucet. In a brake valve, no air flows through it when lapped. The PS68 now departs from conventional brake valve design in that it adds a HOLDING feature to the positions available to the Engineer. As noted, when a brake valve is LAPPED no air flows anywhere, meaning that no air can be put into the trainline to replace that just used. HOLDING: After making the necessary brakepipe reduction and while waiting for the speed to reduce to zero, the brake valve is placed in the holding position. Electromagnetic valves on each car act to 'HOLD' the air pressure in the brake cylinders while, at the same time, allow air from the engine to flow into the brakepipe, thereby recharging it. I won't deal with the vagaries of this brake valve right now as it would add considerable length to this discussion. I'll say it was NOT my favorite brake valve.
Photo Date:  7/13/1983  Upload Date: 12/5/2009 1:28:33 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Track
Locomotives:  BN 9906(E9AM)
Views:  735   Comments: 2
BN E9Am 9906
Title:  BN E9Am 9906
Description:  Burlington Northern E9Am 9906 backing to Union Station in Chicago, Illinois on July 13, 1983, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Built for the CB&Q as E8 9972 in August 1953 (c/n 18314) it became BN 9972 on March 2, 1970, sold to the West Suburban Mass Transit District April 1, 1977, was rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen in May 1978, returned as 9906 and was leased back to the BN for operation and maintenance until retired in July 1992.
Photo Date:  7/13/1983  Upload Date: 6/18/2008 12:24:51 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BN 9906(E9AM)
Views:  605   Comments: 0
BN E9AM 9907
Title:  BN E9AM 9907
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9907 at Aurora, Illinois on July 13, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  7/13/1982  Upload Date: 6/22/2020 6:29:49 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9907(E9AM)
Views:  236   Comments: 1
BN E9Am 9907
Title:  BN E9Am 9907
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9907, westbound at Cicero, Illinois, July 17, 1987, photo by Chuck Zeiler. First of all, he's westbound on what would typically be the eastbound main, so something is unusual here. This locomotive was delivered to the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad as E8 9973, built August 1953 (c/n 18315), becoming BN 9973 on March 2, 1970, rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen May 1978, becoming BN 9907 until retired July 1992. It appears it migrated to MARC, becoming their 91, and it is now at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois.
Photo Date:  7/17/1987  Upload Date: 6/18/2008 3:07:59 AM
Location:  Cicero, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BN 9907(E9AM)
Views:  809   Comments: 1
BN E9Am 9908
Title:  BN E9Am 9908
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9908 at Canal Street in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in September 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built September 1953 ( c/n 18318 ) as CB&Q E8 9976, it became BN 9976 on March 2, 1970. It was sold to the West Suburban Mass Transit District on April 1, 1977 and leased back the BN. Rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen during June 1978, it returned as BN 9908, leased to the BN for operation and maintenance until retired in July 1992. It became MARC 68, later MARC 92, and now resides at the Illinois Railway Museum at Union, Illinois.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 5/2/2017 7:33:08 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BN 9908(E9AM)
Views:  1523   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9908
Title:  BN E9Am 9908
Description:  BN E9Am 9908 arriving at Union Station in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1987, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Built September 1953 (c/n 18318) as CB&Q E8 9976, it became BN 9976 on March 2, 1970. It was sold to the West Suburban Mass Transit District on April 1, 1977 and leased back the BN. Rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen during June 1978, it returned as BN 9908, leased to the BN for operation and maintenance until retired in July 1992. It became MARC 68, later MARC 92, and now resides at the Illinois Railway Museum at Union, Illinois. Unlike most of the rebuilt E's on the BN, it did not receive a name.
Photo Date:  10/13/1987  Upload Date: 7/14/2008 11:48:08 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9908(E9AM)
Views:  1255   Comments: 1
BN E9Am 9910
Title:  BN E9Am 9910
Description:  BN E9Am's (left to right) 9910, 9924, 9903, 9901, 9912 at Hill Yard in Aurora, Illinois on July 13, 1982, photo by Chuck Zeiler
Photo Date:  7/13/1982  Upload Date: 8/24/2008 5:44:19 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM) BN 9924(E9AM) BN 9903(E9AM) BN 9901(E9AM) BN 9912(E9AM)
Views:  1487   Comments: 1
BN E9Am 9910
Title:  BN E9Am 9910
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9910 at Canal Street in Chicago, Illinois on August 10, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built December 1955 ( c/n 20534 ) as CB&Q E9 9985B, it became BN 9980 after March 2, 1970. It was sold to the West Suburban Mass Transit District ( WSMTD ) during August 1972 and leased back the BN. Rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen, completed March 15, 1973, it returned as BN 9910, leased to the BN for operation and maintenance until retired in July 1992. At first it was named PUTZ ( painted ) and later EDWIN S. PUTZ ( on a stainless steel plate ), the first BN E9Am named. You may ask why PUTZ. The following is excerpted from the book, History of the West Suburban Mass Transit District, by T. G. ( Ted ) Schuster.

Ten locomotives were named for District Trustees, ten were named for commuters. The identity of ten commuters whose names would appear on ten locomotives became a game of chance ( by way of seat notices and entry forms placed in the commuter trains ). As a precaution, BN representatives decided to let the State of Illinois Governor ( the Secretary actually drew entries due to a scheduling conflict with the Governor ) select 14 names, just in case any of the first ten had names like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck on them, or some other fictional character, who was not a BN commuter. The first name drawn was Edwin Putz. Obviously, BN personnel thought this was a fictitious name. However, the entry slips called for both an address and phone number. When checked by phone, Mr. Putz was not only an actual person, but worked on Lake Street in a print shop. Having gone through the first step unscathed, it was decided to present Mr. Putz with some recognition in a ceremony at Union Station scheduled just before rush hour one afternoon about 4:30 PM. During the week before the ceremony, your author ( Mr. Schuster ) began to hear snickers whenever the word Putz was mentioned. Finally, a clipping appeared from the American Herald newspaper published in Europe for English-speaking visitors abroad. That paper, which had earlier reported the winner of the locomotive contest as a Mr. Putz, observed rather gleefully that in the Jewish vernacular, the word putz was a sort of putdown, and actually referred to a part of the male anatomy. After your author read the article, he asked Forester DuSell ( BN Manager of Commuter Operations ) to call Mr. Putz in and gently question him about the reality of his name. From that questioning, it was learned he was actually an immigrant from Europe who immigrated to this country following World War II. His actual surname in Europe was Von Putz and he was very proud of his name. So the ceremony proceeded, and great media coverage was the result.

Photo Date:  8/10/1982  Upload Date: 7/24/2017 2:03:53 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  584   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9911
Title:  BN E9Am 9911
Description:  BN E9Am's 9911, 9921, and 9904 at the 14th Street coach yard in Chicago, Illinois on July 6, 1984, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler
Photo Date:  7/6/1984  Upload Date: 4/26/2009 11:24:53 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BN 9911(E9AM) BN 9921(E9AM) BN 9904(E9AM)
Views:  836   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9911
Title:  BN E9Am 9911
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am's 9923 and 9911 at the former CB&Q 14th Street Coach Yard in Chicago, Illinois on July 6, 1984, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 9923 was built August 1954 (c/n 19632) as CB&Q E9 9993. It became BN 9993 on March 2, 1970 and was sold to the West Suburban Mass Transit District (WSMTD) on August 18, 1972 and leased back to the BN. During July 1973, it was rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen (MK), returning as 9923, and continued in suburban service until retired in July 1992 and it appears it is now the property of the CN. Number 9911 was built December 1955 (c/n 20536) as CB&Q E9 9986B. It became BN 9981 on March 2, 1970, was sold to the WSMTD on August 18, 1972, rebuilt by MK September 1973 as 9911, was retired July 1992. I have not found any info about its final disposition.
Photo Date:  7/6/1984  Upload Date: 6/15/2008 10:20:41 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9923(E9AM) BN 9911(E9AM)
Views:  827   Comments: 2
BN E9Am 9912
Title:  BN E9Am 9912
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9912 at Aurora, Illinois on July 13, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. BN 9912 was built December 1955 ( c/n 20538 ) as CB&Q 9987B on EMD Order 2071. It became BN 9982 on March 2, 1970, was sold to the West Suburban Mass Transit District on August 18, 1972 and leased back to the BN. During October 1973 it was rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen and returned as 9912, named, "Village of Brookfield", and pulled commuter trains for the BN under contract with the RTA until retired in July 1992, It was purchased by the Nashville & Eastern, Nashville, Tennessee, for a proposed commuter operation , but was replaced by an F40 before operation commenced.
Photo Date:  7/13/1982  Upload Date: 5/7/2017 11:45:24 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BN 9912(E9AM)
Views:  385   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9912
Title:  BN E9Am 9912
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9912 at Aurora, Illinois on July 13, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. BN 9912 was built December 1955 (c/n 20538) as CB&Q 9987B on EMD Order 2071. It became BN 9982 on March 2, 1970, was sold to the West Suburban Mass Transit District on August 18, 1972 and leased back to the BN. During October 1973 it was rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen and returned as 9912, named, "Village of Brookfield", and pulled commuter trains for the BN under contract with the RTA until retired in July 1992, It was purchased by the Nashville & Eastern, Nashville, Tennessee, for a proposed commuter operation , but was replaced by an F40 before operation commenced.
Photo Date:  12/31/1987  Upload Date: 6/30/2008 8:43:15 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BN 9912(E9AM) BN 9922(E9AM)
Views:  1439   Comments: 1
BN E9Am 9913
Title:  BN E9Am 9913
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9913 seriously departing Union Station in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in June 1978, Fujichrome by Chuck Zeiler. In about a quarter mile this hogger has to shut the locomotive down and negotiate a 20 mph, 90 degree turn in the rails to Union Avenue Interlocking, so I assume he's blowing out the cylinders here.
Photo Date:  6/1/1978  Upload Date: 1/7/2013 12:01:34 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard,Track
Locomotives:  BN 9913(E9AM)
Views:  479   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9913
Title:  BN E9Am 9913
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9913 westbound at Cicero, Illinois on an unknown day in September 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. I shot a lot of photos from that bridge, Laramie Avenue.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 1/7/2013 12:54:58 PM
Location:  Cicero, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives:  BN 9913(E9AM)
Views:  447   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9913
Title:  BN E9Am 9913
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9913 westbound at Laramie Avenue in Cicero, Illinois on an unknown day in October 1980, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  10/1/1980  Upload Date: 12/29/2012 12:03:54 PM
Location:  Cicero, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger,Track
Locomotives:  BN 9913(E9AM)
Views:  436   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9913
Title:  BN E9Am 9913
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9913 departing westbound at Naperville, Illinois on an unknown day in June, 1981, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Both track re-location and platform re-construction are progressing, much to the chagrin of the commuters. The temporary platform is about a city block further east than it used to be, providing these folks with a bit of excercise to get to the parking lot.
Photo Date:  6/1/1981  Upload Date: 12/22/2012 1:38:47 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9913(E9AM)
Views:  458   Comments: 1
BN E9Am 9913
Title:  BN E9Am 9913
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9AM 9913 westbound at Aurora, Illinois on July 13, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  7/13/1982  Upload Date: 12/29/2012 1:56:17 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9913(E9AM)
Views:  406   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9914
Title:  BN E9Am 9914
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9914 departing Union Station in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in June 1978, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  6/1/1978  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 6:25:26 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9914(E9AM)
Views:  317   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9914
Title:  BN E9Am 9914
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9914 passing below the ICG Saint Charles Air Line near Canal Street in Chicago, Illinois on June 7, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  6/7/1982  Upload Date: 12/28/2013 11:25:52 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  BN 9914(E9AM)
Views:  376   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9914
Title:  BN E9Am 9914
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9914 at about Canal Street in Chicago, Illinois on March 23, 1983, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler Built as Chicago Burlington and Quincy E9 9989B January 1956 (c/n 20542) on Order 2071, it had the distinction of being the last E9 (in fact the last E-unit) delivered to the CB&Q. It became Burlington Northern 9984 on March 2, 1970, sold to the West Suburban Mass Transit District (WSMTD) August 18, 1972. It was leased back to the BN for operation and maintenance until sent to Morrison Knudesen for rebuilting during September 1973. It returned as 9914 and worked in commuter service until retired in October 1992 .It appears to be the property of the CN at last report. It was built with electro-pneumatic brake equipment for Zephyr service (although this system wasn't used after the early 1960's), straight air relay valves for suburban operation, twin steam generators, and 55:22 gearing with overspeed control set for 94 mph. It was not the highest numbered E-unit, which was 9995, but the Q ordered ten additional E's after the 9995 was delivered. Seeing they would run out of four-digit numbers, they moved the last E's into the number block reserved for subsidiary Fort Worth & Denver as it was apparent that the FW&D would not be purchasing new passenger power. Note the construction number (20542), some web sites list this as 20545, which was a SW1200 delivered to the Q. I'm attempting to correct this error with this photo. I have three sources (so far) listing this locomotive as c/n 20542. As an aside, I list the number as a construction number instead of a serial number, because there are several serial numbers on a locomotive, and I hope this prevents confusion. Maybe not. Number 9989B worked in the Zephyr pool, rotating between Zephyr assignments and suburban service until March 2, 1970, becoming BN 9984. Its Zephyr assignments over, it worked in suburban service until August 18, 1972, when it was sold to the West Suburban Mass Transit District (MSMTD). During September 1973, it was rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen in Boise, Idaho, exchanging its twin 12-cylinder 567C prime movers for 12-cylinder 645's. It was stripped to the frame, sandblasted, the wiring was replaced, the steam generators were replaced with twin Cummins 350Kw generators for Head End Power. It returned to BN rails, numbered 9914, and was leased to the BN for operation and maintenance, and named "Village of Riverside". It continued to power suburban trains between Chicago and Aurora until retired in October 1992. One source has it as the property of the CN and stored at Woodcrest, so it may still exist. Some folks might not know about the rails passing overhead with the C&NW boxcars. This was known as the St. Charles Air Line, the east-west line of the Illinois Central, and by this date, the ICG. It passed over the south throat of Union Station, as well as the former Dearborn Street Station. It came back down to earth about a half mile to the left in this photo. The Air Line designation was an early turn of the century (1899-1900) term used to describe a railroad built straight as an arrow, with few curves, as if a line was drawn in the air.
Photo Date:  3/23/1983  Upload Date: 6/4/2008 11:58:48 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BN 9914(E9AM)
Views:  822   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9915
Title:  BN E9Am 9915
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9915 at 14th Street in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in August 1978, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. I was looking for an opening so I could sneek in and grab a couple of photos, but security was tight and I was forced to shoot through the chain link fence. However, these two gentlemen gave me a photo runby for my efforts. The are riding a Clark Warehouse Tug model CT-21.
Photo Date:  8/1/1978  Upload Date: 6/7/2015 7:12:33 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BN 9915(E9AM)
Views:  456   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9915
Title:  BN E9Am 9915
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9915 westbound at Naperville, Illinois on an unknown day in June 1981, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  6/1/1981  Upload Date: 6/10/2018 7:42:51 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9915(E9AM)
Views:  258   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9916
Title:  BN E9Am 9916
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9916 at the south end of the coach yard in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in October 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built December 1955 (c/n 20535) as CB&Q E9 9986A. It became BN 9986 on March 2, 1970, was sold to the West Suburban Mass Transit District (WSMTD) on August 18, 1972, was rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen in August 1973, returning as 9916 and leased to the BN for operation and maintenance. It was retired October 1992, eventually becoming CN 103.
Photo Date:  10/1/1979  Upload Date: 6/15/2008 9:58:05 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BN 9916(E9AM)
Views:  667   Comments: 3
BN E9Am 9917
Title:  BN E9Am 9917
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9917 at Cicero, Illinois on an unknown day in October 1980, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  10/1/1980  Upload Date: 1/22/2018 9:48:17 PM
Location:  Cicero, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9917(E9AM)
Views:  416   Comments: 2
BN E9Am 9917
Title:  BN E9Am 9917
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9917 arriving at Aurora, Illinois on May 19, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  5/19/1982  Upload Date: 6/8/2015 11:57:02 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9917(E9AM)
Views:  343   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9918
Title:  BN E9Am 9918
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9918 at Cicero, Illinois on an unknown day in August 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  8/1/1979  Upload Date: 6/28/2015 2:42:39 PM
Location:  Cicero, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BN 9918(E9AM)
Views:  536   Comments: 0
BN 9919
Title:  BN 9919
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9AM 9919 and NW2 515 at Cicero, Illinois on an unknown day in September 1980, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. My guess is that 9919 was on its was to West Burlington Shops for maintenance.
Photo Date:  9/1/1980  Upload Date: 10/2/2018 7:52:38 PM
Location:  Cicero, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BN 9919(E9AM) BN 515(NW2)
Views:  697   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9919
Title:  BN E9Am 9919
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9919 westbound at Cicero, Illinois on an unknown day in February 1981, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  2/1/1981  Upload Date: 6/10/2018 8:28:50 PM
Location:  Cicero, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Winter
Locomotives:  BN 9919(E9AM)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
BN E9Am 9920
Title:  BN E9Am 9920
Description:  Burlington Northern Railroad E9Am 9920 westbound at Clyde, Illinois on an unknown day in May 1980, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  5/1/1980  Upload Date: 9/18/2018 5:44:53 PM
Location:  Clyde (subdivision), IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BN 9920(E9AM)
Views:  220   Comments: 0


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