• Naperville Remembered

  • Discussion relating to the BN, and its predecessors GN, NP, CB&Q, SP&S, SL-SF, and their subsidiaries. Visit the Friends of the Burlington Northern for more information.
Discussion relating to the BN, and its predecessors GN, NP, CB&Q, SP&S, SL-SF, and their subsidiaries. Visit the Friends of the Burlington Northern for more information.
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-rr26.html

Lest anyone wonder why 1950 ordered CB&Q 700 series bi-levels "look like stainless steel outhouses', this incident surely was still "all too fresh' for Q executives.

Although rebuilt many times over, they remain in revenue service to this day.

(this material also posted at the METRA Forum)

  by Engineer Spike
 
I couldn't find the article that you tried to link. I think that you are talking about the wreck. Even in my time, the old heads used to say that our equipment did not mix, like the rest of Metra's. This was because ours could withstand a harder impact. My time in Burlington Suburban Service was in the late 90s.

  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Spike, the Sun Times will only archive an article for so long; they are not The New York Times, which offers at their website for a price if you are not a subscriber, any article that has been printed since 1851.