CB&Q GP35 984 Editors Pick!        
Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad GP35 984 westbound at Rochelle, Illinois on December 23, 1964, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in April 1964 (c/n 29280) on EMD Order 7111, it became BN 2530 and was rebuilt to GP39M 2882. It is seen here leading another GP35, a GP30, and an SD24 on Train 97, the daily Saint Paul Merchandise, scheduled to depart Cicero at 10:30 AM. I'm standing on the rear platform of combine #3003, a 40 foot mail/coach assigned to the Oregon Way Freight, one of the last mixed trains out of Eola. The Rear Brakeman is preparing to line us into the siding as #97 overtakes us. Note the Fireman out on the walkway behind the cab. Something's up, he would not leave that warm cab unless there was some business to attend to. Picking up orders, or maybe a chat with the way freight's head-end crew as he passes by?
Date: 12/23/1964 Location: Rochelle, IL   Map Show Rochelle on a rail map Views: 2273 Collection Of:   Chuck Zeiler
Locomotives: CBQ 984(GP35)    Author:  Chuck Zeiler
CB&Q GP35 984
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Fred Goff General Great railroad.Great photo. 12/16/2009 11:13:49 PM
Bernie Feltman General Agree with Goff 12/18/2009 9:07:19 AM
Olaf Junges General Great shot! 12/19/2009 7:09:38 AM
Karl Rethwisch General Beautiful engines, beautiful shot, the weather ????? 1/14/2010 5:07:43 PM
Jim Matuska General WOW! Thanks for sharing this album! 1/15/2010 7:34:35 AM
Jim Gavin General Another great shot !! 1/17/2010 1:21:07 AM
Ryan Thomas General I like the human factor Good shot!!! 2/10/2010 9:40:04 PM

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