Nebraska Zephyr Shines in Illinois

Nebraska Zephyr Shines in Illinois | Train Fanatics Videos

One of the best looking locomotives ever produced The Nebraska Zephyr is a sight to behold!

This clip shows the Zephyr in Stillman Valley, Illinois on its way to Rock Island for Train Festival 2011!

These special EMD E5 locomotives were produced exclusive for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, to be used on the Burlington Route which serviced 11 states from Illinois, to Texas!

The streamline passenger locomotive was made as one unit, so the cars were bound to the engine!

Built between 1940 and 1941 these diesel engines, also known as ‘Silver Pilots’ are some of the most recognizable locomotives in the world!

11 A Units And 5 B Units of the EMD E5 diesel locomotives were produced!

Locomotive characteristics include:

  • Builder: General Motors Electro-Motive Division
  • 2000 horse power
  • build number 9911A known as the Silver Pilot

Has anyone been able to see one of these beauties up close and personal? We’d love to hear about it!


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