EE Broadway Local 18 Posted November 17, 2009 Share #1 Posted November 17, 2009 My favorite railroad. Through Borders Marketplace, I was able to purchase a used but very nice condition softcover copy of Mr. Patrick C. Dorin's 1976 book "Everywhere West Burlington Route" Through text and photos, the story of the Chicago, Burlington And Quincy (or the Q) and the first years of the Burlington Northern are told in 176 pages. A handsome Burlington Route map (11,000 miles in Fourteen States) is on pages 170-171 and a Station Index is on pages 168-169. The photography (in black and white) covers all aspects of the Q: steam and diesel locomotives, freight and mixed, coal and passenger trains, commuter trains and the Zephyrs. On March 2, 1970, Burlington Northern was created when the Q, Great Northern and Northern Pacific were joined. Since the book was published, BN has joined with the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe to create BNSF. Some of the Zephyrs were: *Ak-Sar-Ben Zephyr *American Royal Zephyr *California Zephyr *Denver Zephyr *Kansas City Zephyr *Nebraska Zephyr and the *Morning and Afternoon Twin Zephyrs. In addition, the Empire Builder, Mainstreeter, North Coast Limited and Western Star operated over the Burlington Route. In addition to these, the Q operated Gas-Electric Motor cars or "doodlebugs" from 1923 to the 1960's. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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