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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Dining Car

 
 
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Dining Car Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2015
1. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Dining Car Marker
Inscription.  This car was built by the Budd Company at Philadelphia, PA as a 48 seat Diner in March 1947. It was part of an order for new stainless steel passenger cars for system-wide service. It was named "Silver Salver" and was numbered #196, later Burlington Northern #1160 and was used briefly in business train service.
The most common assignment was on the Morning and Afternoon Zephyr trains between Chicago and Minneapolis. Car may have passed through Douglas on CB&Q train #29 and #30, the Omaha to Billings through train in the early 1950s. Car was not selected for service on Amtrak and was retired in 1972.
 
Erected by Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 42° 45.526′ N, 105° 23.236′ W. Marker is in Douglas, Wyoming, in Converse County. Marker is on Brownfield Road (County Route 61) near West Center Street (Business Interstate 25), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Brownfield Road, Douglas WY 82633, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Pacific Railroad Baggage Car (here, next to this marker); Fairmont Motor Car (a few steps from this marker); Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center (a few steps from this marker); Good Roads Club (a few steps from this marker); Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad Passenger Depot (a few steps from this marker); Great Northern Railway (GN) Sleeping Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive #5633 (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Pacific Railroad (UP) Double Deck Stock Car (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Douglas.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center which also houses the Douglas Chamber of Commerce and the Converse County Tourism Board.
 
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Dining Car and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2015
2. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Dining Car and Marker
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Dining Car image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2015
3. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Dining Car
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 595 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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