CB&Q (Burlington Route) E-8A Running Fast Out of Chicago, 1971  Contributor's Pick!       
In March of 1971, EMD E-8 9936, still lettered for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy and paired with a sister A-unit, speeds out of Chicagos Union Station with an afternoon passenger train. The EMD E-8 was a 2,250 horsepower A1A-A1A locomotive produced between 1949 and 1954 by GM's Electro-Motive division. 450 of these locomotives were produced. with 38 going to the CB&Q. 58 E-8s have been preserved, making the E-8 one of the best-preserved classes of first-generation diesel power in the U.S.
Date: 3/17/1971 Location: Chicago Union Station, IL Views: 1337 Collection Of:   Stephen Carl Baldwin
Locomotives: BN 9936(E8A)    Author:  Stephen Carl Baldwin
CB&Q (Burlington Route) E-8A Running Fast Out of Chicago, 1971
Picture Categories: Station,Passenger,Action This picture is part of album:  Stephen Carl Baldwin Collection
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Wendy Crim General Awesome! 2/22/2013 6:23:50 AM
John R. Schmeling General Boy those were the day's / nice shot 3/12/2013 8:49:29 PM
Jonathan Hinely General Now that's a nice shot. 5/3/2013 1:32:45 AM
Stu Nicholson General A little battered and dirty, but still a great looking locomotive. 11/4/2013 7:38:58 AM
Tom Beckett General E's and smoke and speed. Even thought they are still probably at restricted speed-there's a sharp curve onto the Q main line as it heads west toward Halsted St-that train looks like it means business, and is getting out of town with a vengeance. Fabulous shot. 1/30/2014 3:04:52 AM
Fred Stuckmann General Awesome homepage shot. 4/21/2014 4:51:02 PM
Devin Pietrowski General Brilliant shot! 2/15/2015 5:04:35 PM
scott crotwell General Great shot! 11/9/2018 6:33:04 PM
John Hill General Nice shot. Looks like it could perhaps be the Denver Zephyr just prior to the May 1 advent of Amtrak. 11/13/2018 2:41:58 PM

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