Category: 1939

SP train, engine number 4333, engine type 4-…

SP train, engine number 4333, engine type 4-8-2

Train #43, Californian. Photographed: El Paso, Tex., July 28, 1939.

CMStP&P train, engine number 145, engine…

CMStP&P train, engine number 145, engine type 4-6-4

Train #4, Pioneer Ltd. Photographed: Chicago, Ill., August 10, 1939.

Twin Cities 400

Twin Cities 400

E3 diesels with Chicago–Minneapolis 400 outside North Western Terminal, Chicago, 1939.

Twin Cities 400

Twin Cities 400

New E3 diesels on Chicago–Minneapolis 400 at Chicago, 1939.

CB&Q EMC – Budd Twin Cities Zephyr by cli…

CB&Q EMC - Budd Twin Cities Zephyr

CB&Q EMC – Budd Twin Cities Zephyr by clipperw

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Downers Grove, IL. 1938 or 1939. Photo by H. W. “Bill” Barber. Photo shot with a Kodak 828 Bantam Special. The train was one of two built by Budd in 1936 and was the second Twin Cities Zephyr, The first two trains were three car sets built by Budd in 1935; 9901 and 9901. As built, it was a seven car articulated train. The carbody of the power unit, 9904 or 9905 was also built by Budd and equipped with two EMC-GM (later EMD-GM) V12- 201A engines driving a GE generator powering two GE traction motors. The train is westbound. Each of the two trains made a round trip between Chicago and Minneapolis each day. The trains remained in this service until until 1947 when they were replaced by new non articulated vista dome Budd built trains. The cars from this train were rebuilt and assigned as the Nebraska Zephyr operating into the late 1960s. Collection of W. R. Barber scans-151218-006

SP train, engine number 4329, engine type 4-…

SP train, engine number 4329, engine type 4-8-2

Second #19, Klamath; 7 cars, 25 MPH. Photographed: near Oakland, Cal., July 26, 1939.

SP train, engine number 4316, engine type 4-…

SP train, engine number 4316, engine type 4-8-2

First #19, Klamath; 12 cars. Photographed: near Oakland, Cal., July 26, 1939.

UP train, engine number 816, engine type 4-8…

UP train, engine number 816, engine type 4-8-4

Train #37, Pony Express; 17 cars, 70 MPH. Photographed: Hazeltine, Colo., June 29, 1939.

UP train, engine number 815, engine type 4-8…

UP train, engine number 815, engine type 4-8-4

Train #38, Pony Express; 12 cars, 10 MPH. Photographed: near Denver, Colo., June 18, 1939.

AT&SF locomotive, engine number 3461, en…

AT&SF locomotive, engine number 3461, engine type 4-6-4

Train #8, Fast Mail Express; 11 cars, 35 MPH. Photographed: east of La Junta, Colo., September 17, 1939.