CB&Q Diesels and "The Silver Lady"


A well-worn CB&Q 9969 and a sister E8A rush a westbound California Zephyr through Berwin, IL on 29 April 1971. For folks out along Chicago's busiest rail line, it's business as usual as Amtrak Day minus one draws close. However by the time the "CZ" arrives in Oakland, the train crew and staff will be part of the new Amtrak passenger rail network. (R. Craig photo)

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