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Date: 03/19/17 06:29
"I christen thee the California Zephyr" 68 years ago today!
Author: USNChief

March 19, 1949, 3 complete brand new California Zephyrs were in Chicago, and three complete brand new California Zephyrs waited in the San Francisco Bay Area. One Zephyr was in San Francisco in front of Pier 3 and the Ferry Building, there was a reviewing stand and about a thousand people. Edward Budd, Jr  the car manufacturer was there. Western Pacific's president Harry Mitchell was present. Warner Brothers young movie starlet Eleanor Parker swung a bottle of local champagne against Western Pacific diesel engine #802's F-3 nose and said "I christen thee the California Zephyr". The next day #17 and 18 would start service.  

Ret. Navy Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno MP 47 CN/IC Main Line , IL



Date: 03/19/17 07:44
Re: "I christen thee the California Zephyr" 69 years ago today!
Author: SPDRGWfan

Any pictures of it?
 



Date: 03/19/17 08:46
Re: "I christen thee the California Zephyr" 69 years ago today!
Author: dan

my birthday trains, portrait of a silver lady has them



Date: 03/19/17 10:33
Re: "I christen thee the California Zephyr" 69 years ago today!
Author: trainjunkie

SPDRGWfan Wrote:
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> Any pictures of it?
 




Date: 03/19/17 13:01
Re: "I christen thee the California Zephyr" 69 years ago today!
Author: ATSF3751

Ahem......it would have been 67 years ago today according to my math.



Date: 03/19/17 15:38
Re: "I christen thee the California Zephyr" 69 years ago today!
Author: trainjunkie

ATSF3751 Wrote:
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> Ahem......it would have been 67 years ago today
> according to my math.

I get 68 but hey, who is counting?



Date: 03/19/17 17:18
Re: "I christen thee the California Zephyr" 69 years ago today!
Author: agentatascadero

     I think young Ms Parker bears a  striking resemblance to the great Jane Russell.  AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



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