Burlington Route E5 Silver Pilot 9911-A . The Nebraska Zephyr . Watercolor . 12" x 16"


... Nine of these polished, stainless steel clad, Electro-Motive Corporation (EMC-EMD) E5 diesel electric, cab unit, locomotives and three B units, powered by twin 12 cylinder, 567 cubic inch, supercharged engines, each developing 2,000 hp, were produced in 1940 and 1941 to pull the Burlington Route's stainless steel Zephyr series of passenger trains. A total of sixteen E5's were produced... eleven cab units and five as B unit boosters... with an A-B pair, each going to the Colorado & Southern Railway and the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. The last surviving EMC-EMD E5 diesel, #9911-A, named "Silver Pilot", currently heads the ex Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CBQ Nebraska Zephyr train, owned and operated by the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois... is the former Fort Worth & Denver unit.

A Giclee Print is available of this watercolor painting / railroad art.



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