Just a little after sunrise, C&S number 2, with mostly head-end cars behind a Fort Worth & Denver E8A, is scurrying along Santa Fe Drive headed for a 7 a.m. arrival at Denver Union Station. Mail service was discontinued a month ago. In three more months the train will itself be history.
July 07, 1967
Colorado and Southern E5 9955 departs Amarillo after having stopped with train 7.
A second veteran EMD E unit arrives in Amarillo on C&S / FW&D train 7 as Rock Island E6 628 sits across the way.
The “Texas Zephyr” is seen sitting in Dallas Union Terminal on Jan. 1, 1966.
E5 diesels on the Texas Zephyr
Colorado & Southern’s Denver–Dallas Texas Zephyr, led by a pair of rakish E5s from parent Burlington Route, speeds southward through Colorado foothill country in July 1965. The train will cross a corner of New Mexico and then switch to Fort Worth & Denver rails at Texline on the Texas/New Mexico state line.
Roger Meade photo
C&S No 22 Texas Zephyr receiving orders
Jul 9, 1965
C&S Texas Zephyr E-5 9953 on train 21 Texas Zephyr
Sep 22, 1964
9981 and 99526 on Train 21 Texas Zephyr
Sep 7, 1964
C&S Texas Zephyr No 21 sb
Castle Rock, CO
Sep 7, 1964
C&S E5 9955
Colorado & Southern Railroad E5 9955 at Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 19, 1964, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This is daily unnamed Train 8-28, leaving Dallas at 9:20 PM, stopping at almost every station between Dallas and Denver, arriving at Colorado Springs at 4:20 PM the next day, finally arriving in Denver at 6:05 PM, almost 22 hours after starting out.
This locomotive was built as CB&Q 9914A and was involved in a collision with a crawler (IHC Model TD-18 TracTracTor weighing 23,945 pounds) that had just slipped off a flat car of a freight train passing in the opposite direction. The collision happened at Downers Grove, Illinois on April 3, 1947. The 9914A was the single locomotive powering Train No. 24 consisting of seven cars and was moving at approximately 70 mph at the point of collision. Upon impact the tractor was destroyed, the rear locomotive coupler was pulled out, the locomotive separated from its train and continued upright for 470 feet before hitting the Downers Grove passenger platform where it turned over on its right side, fatally injuring the Engineer. Meanwhile the passenger cars continued to roll and crashed into the station. Although the locomotive was extensively damaged, it was repaired and returned to service.