CRI&P/CB&Q Zephyr Rocket consist

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CRI&P/CB&Q Zephyr Rocket consist

Post by The tram man » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:43 pm

As i am not sure if this belongs in the CRI&P or CB&Q section, or both, i though it best to post it here and let the admins place it where they think it belongs.

I have recently found out about a co-operative train between the Rock Island and the Burlington Route called the Zephyr Rocket, and i was wondering what consist that train had during its days. I have done some Google searching, but found nothing of help except that the cars were mixed from both roads.

I am also wondering if there were ever any cases of mixed diesels leading the train? I have found site suggesting that there never, or almost never, was any need for double engines but in case any member here knows of something they didn't, please share it.
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Re: CRI&P/CB&Q Zephyr Rocket consist

Post by shlustig » Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:53 pm

IIRC, the TRRA Historical Society published a history of this route and train fairly recently.

Check their website to see if copies are available.

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Re: CRI&P/CB&Q Zephyr Rocket consist

Post by The tram man » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:57 am

Sorry for a late reply. Thanks for the tip, i'll check it out.

Edit: Do they ship back-issues outside the US?
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Re: CRI&P/CB&Q Zephyr Rocket consist

Post by CarterB » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:42 am

Photo of the ZephyrRocket :

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=1792328" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Some consist and history info:

http://books.google.com/books?id=4O7bl6 ... in&f=false" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: CRI&P/CB&Q Zephyr Rocket consist

Post by The tram man » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:20 pm

CarterB wrote:Photo of the ZephyrRocket :

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=1792328" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Some consist and history info:

http://books.google.com/books?id=4O7bl6 ... in&f=false" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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