Also while in Chicago, I wanted to get some shots of the Burlington's Pioneer Zephyr, on display at the Museum of Science and Industry. Having seen the moving portrayal of the Zephyr done by PBS ("The American Experience: Streamliners") I had to see the old girl in person.
|Along Canal Street in Chicago, the Milwaukee Road commuter trains, after exiting from the north side of Union Station, cross under the former Northwestern Line tracks. Here, F40C 600 passes Lake Street Tower, and rolls through an MOW construction zone.|
|A short time later, METRA F40C 605 thunders out of Union Station, carrying hundreds of commuters home to the northern suburbs.|
|Descending the stairs into the main lobby at the Museum of Science and Industry, one finds the Pioneer Zephyr in a prominent location.|
|The unique Zephyr shovelnose.|
|Golden Girl. This open shutter exposure captures the Zephyr bathed in the yellowish sodium lighting. She of shotwelded stainless steel, Winton 201-A diesel, daughter of the Budds, of "Pops" Kettering, and even in her elderly days, still looks like she could outrace an airplane standing still!|