Burlington 9905, Zephyrus, in service in July 1950.
By Audio Visual Designs, Earlton, NY. Photographer: W.L. Heitter.
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CB&Q 9904, 9905 Diesel Locomotives
All were the mechanical ancestors to EMD's successful E-units, with identical pairs of 900 hp Winton 201-A Diesel engines, although they ran on AAR type B two-axle trucks instead of the A1A trucks of E-units. When delivered, the units were fitted with shrouding around their trucks, but this did not last long.
The boxy carbodies of all but the Zephyrs were the work of GE's Erie, Pennsylvania works, EMD having not yet developed the ability to produce their own bodywork. Like most boxcabs, they had control cabs at both ends, a feature that would only rarely be repeated in future North American locomotives, although it would become common elsewhere.
Twin Zephyr power cars
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: Electro-Motive Corporation
Build date: November 1936
Total produced: 2
AAR wheel arrangement: B-B
Prime mover: Winton 201-A (two)
Engine type: V12 diesel
Power output: 1,800 hp
Locale: North America
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