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Date: 11/07/19 14:39
CB&Q #9905 Zephyrus
Author: valmont

CB&Q #9905 Zephyrus @ Downers Grove, IL .... no date




Date: 11/07/19 15:12
Re: CB&Q #9905 Zephyrus
Author: highgreengraphics

...And look what it's pulling! The early shovelnoses were first downgraded, then retired early due to their lack of grade crossing protection, i.e the cab was too low and too far forward. === === = === JLH



Date: 11/07/19 15:38
Re: CB&Q #9905 Zephyrus
Author: PHall

highgreengraphics Wrote:
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> ...And look what it's pulling! The early
> shovelnoses were first downgraded, then retired
> early due to their lack of grade crossing
> protection, i.e the cab was too low and too far
> forward. === === = === JLH

Low is not a problem, as long as you have collision posts strong enough to protect the cab. But the shovelnoses didn't have those...



Date: 11/08/19 00:06
Re: CB&Q #9905 Zephyrus
Author: Evan_Werkema

The horn on that beast looks like a rare Leslie Tyfon A-200-233.  It's shorter and stubbier than the more common A-200-156 that appeared on a zillion F-units and geeps.



Date: 11/08/19 09:28
Re: CB&Q #9905 Zephyrus
Author: dan

highgreengraphics Wrote:
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> ...And look what it's pulling! The early
> shovelnoses were first downgraded, then retired
> early due to their lack of grade crossing
> protection, i.e the cab was too low and too far
> forward. === === = === JLH
they were used as b units for awhile



Date: 11/09/19 00:13
Re: CB&Q #9905 Zephyrus
Author: GP25

How much horsepower did these units have?

Jerry Martin
Los Angeles, CA
Central Coast Railroad Festival



Date: 11/09/19 05:51
Re: CB&Q #9905 Zephyrus
Author: Spoony81

GP25 Wrote:
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> How much horsepower did these units have?

1,800 HP in the A’s and 1,200 in the B’s

Posted from iPhone



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