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CB&Q Zephyrs FAQ
Can anyone shed light on the names for each of the shovel-nosed CB&Q Zephyrs?
firstname.lastname@example.org (Randy Gordon-Gilmore) writes:
Shovelnose "caterpillar trains" (A-2 power unit): 9900 - Burlington Zephyr (Pioneer Zephyr after 1935) 9901, 9902 - Twin Zephyrs 9903 - Mark Twain Zephyr (cars were named, in order, Injun Joe, Becky Thatcher, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn) EA units (A-A): 9904 - Pegasus \ 9905 - Zephyrus / Used on the second Twin Zephyrs 9906A - Silver King \ 9906B - Silver Queen \ 9907A - Silver Knight / Used on the first Denver Zephyrs 9907B - Silver Princess / Last shovelnose for General Pershing Zephyr (A1A-2 power unit): 9908 - Silver Charger (passenger cars were named Silver Star, Silver Eagle and Silver Leaf) The E5 locomotives were also named: 9909 - Silver Bullet 9910A - Silver Speed 9910B - Silver Power 9911A - Silver Pilot 9911B - Silver Mate 9912A - Silver Meteor 9912B - Silver Comet 9913 - Silver Wings 9914A - Silver Arrow 9914B - Silver Swift 9915A - Silver Carrier 9915B - Silver Clipper 9950A - Silver Racer 9950B - Silver Steed 9980A - Silver Chief 9980B - Silver Warrier Source: Burlington Route Historical Society Bulletins #10 and #13. The other Budd shovelnose streamliner was the Flying Yankee, Boston & Maine's #6000.
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