Chicago Burlington & Quincy E8A #9967 @ Lisle, IL on 28 May 1969
BN 9973 photo here
Hundreds of Chicago workers are homeward bound on a Friday afternoon prior to the Memorial Day break. CB&Q #9967 is up front doing the honors, as it has for nearly 16 years. The EMD-built passenger hauler sports a July 1953 builder plate and wears Burlington's standard attire. Note the coach-generator car that trails the cab unit. CB&Q E-units were not originally built with head-end power equipment. Consequently, the railroad converted several old passenger cars and added generators to provide heat and light for new double-deck galley cars. The loco was rebuilt in 1978 to an E9Au #9905. (R. Craig photo)

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