|My Present Past
|A genealogical experience
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|Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad
|1948 Chicago Burlington & Quincy work train westbound for North Kansas City, Block 224 and Harlem.
In this picture you can see the crossover switch used for the Wabash to bring westbound Wabash trains onto
the south track destined for the Wabash yard and would also be used for eastbound Wabash runs.
Picture was taken from the tower.
|1949 Wabash, City of Kansas City westbound for North Kansas City and Union Station. This was the first of
two diesel locomotives purchased by Wabash starting in 1947, which were General Motor F-3's , with the
other being the City of St. Louis. The original baggage, mail, parlor, dining, coach and observation cars were
built by the American Car and Foundry Company located in St. Charles, Missouri.
They were primarily used for passenger and express service between St. Louis and Kansas City.
Wabash trains would run on both Burlington tracks which are pictured here. The Wabash spur was located on
the south track, just west of the tower, which led to the Wabash yard in North Kansas City.
|1949 Wabash, City of Kansas City which is eastbound from the Wabash yard going through the crossover
switch to the north track.
|1949 Chicago Burlington & Quincy work train headed west for North Kansas City, Block 224 and Harlem