Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad class S-4-A Hudson (4-6-4) 4000 at Denver, Colorado on February 26, 1938. Photo by Dick Kindig, Chuck Zeiler collection.
The following is from the Burlington Route Historical Society’s Bulletin 14, AEOLUS, by Hol Wagner:
On the evening of February 25, 1938, Aeolus 4000 departed Chicago Union Station with Train No. 1, the Denver Zephyr. Nearly 1,000 miles west, railfan Joe Schick learned that ‘Alice’ was coming his way from his hometown depot agent/operator in Keenesburg, Colorado on the mainline some 37 miles north-east of Denver. Early the next morning, Schick called fellow railfans Dick Kindig and Otto Perry in Denver to alert them, then headed out west of Keenseburg to capture the 4000 speeding by at 85 mph. By the time Kindig could get down to Denver Union Station on his way to work, No. 1 had already arrived, and Dick captured this view of the locomotive easing off its train and down Track 1 before backing over to the Q’s 23rd Street roundhouse for servicing.
1936 Delahaye 135M Figoni and Falaschi Competition Coupe.