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Railroad Passenger and Baggage Cars

Budd 1936 Chicago Burlington & Quincy 225
Budd 1936
Chicago Burlington & Quincy 225
Description:Nebraska Zephyr Parlor Obs

Equipment Information

CB&Q 225 “Juno” is one of the five cars that make up the Nebraska Zephyr streamlined train. It is a lounge-observation car and features high-back rotating lounge chairs as well as panoramic views out the back of the car. The “Juno” is articulated at its forward end, which means that it shares a truck with the car in front of it and cannot be uncoupled at that end. As built the train had two lounge cars, with another lounge car located just forward of the “Juno,” but the train was rebuilt in the early 1960s without its second lounge car.

FUN FACT: The Nebraska Zephyr and its locomotive, E5A 9911A, are some of the more famous movie stars at IRM. They were featured in the 1993 movie A League of Their Own, where the train was rechristened the “Oregon Zephyr.” The observation car “Juno” was especially visible in the movie, as it was the car ridden by stars Jon Lovitz and Geena Davis.

Builder: Budd Mfg. Company
Year Built: 1936
Seats: 34
Length: 75ft 5in
Width: 10ft 6in
Height: 12ft 10in
Weight: 65250 lbs
Brakes: HSC-D22
Trucks: Budd (Articulated)
Description: Parlor Observation Juno
Arrived: 1968
Condition: Complete / restored / operational

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