CB&Q E8 9939A Editors Pick!        
Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E8 9939A on Train Number 10, the eastbound Denver Zephyr (DZ) at Denver, Colorado on August 20, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in January, 1950 (c/n 9677) on EMD Order 2012A, sometime after the March 2, 1970 merger, this locomotive became BN 9939. In December, 1973, it was rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen in Boise, Idaho, returned as BN 9902, although it was actually owned by the West Suburban Mass Transit District and leased to the BN. In December 1992 it was retired and it is now on display at the Saint Louis Museum of Transportation.

This photo opportunity is the result of my parents taking me on a round trip on the Denver Zephyr from Chicago to Colorado Springs in August 1964. While the Colordo Springs Connection cars were cut into the DZ, that took about an hour, I took photos. I spent the next 12 hours behind this locomotive set enjoying the ride back to Chicago.

Date: 8/20/1964 Location: Denver, CO   Map Show Denver on a rail map Views: 3734 Collection Of:   Chuck Zeiler
Locomotives: CBQ 9939A(E8A)    Author:  Chuck Zeiler
CB&Q E8 9939A
Picture Categories: Roster,Passenger This picture is part of album:  CB&Q Passenger Diesels
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Jim Gavin General Another good one Chuck. Thank you. 6/6/2008 10:42:41 PM
Gregg Bartley General As a kid in Colorado Spgs., I really used to look forward to seeing the Zephyr come in to the station. I was SO impressed by the clean, reflecting silver of the locomotives and the coaches. 6/16/2008 1:13:50 PM
Ron Moraca General Lovely photo, Chuck! The DZ in her prime must have been really something! 9/22/2008 10:21:16 PM

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