Thanks for commenting. It is interesting you road on the PZ and on the MTZ. I rode on the Twin Cities Zephyr several times. I also rode on Q commuter trains into Chicago hundreds of times. The TCZ is history , and Metra now operates the commuter trains. ... Burlington had lots of SD units and GP units. Most SD7’s and SD9’s had dynamic brakes, but not all of them. The GP7’s and GP9’s did not have dynamic brakes. ... The Zephyrs on my layout have E-units. ... I grew up next to the CB&Q “race track” west of Chicago, and I watched a lot of trains.Oh, Garry! Wow! A man after my own heart! I notice that some of your geeps have dynamic brakes and some don't...very prototypical to the "Q". So do some of mine on the Grashhook, Galesburg & Western Division of the "Q". What scale, and how big is your layout. Appears a lot bigger than mine. Do you run any Zephyrs, especially "shovel noses"? Used to ride the real Pioneer and Mark Twain Zephyrs as a kid, back when they had to slow down to allow dinosaurs to cross the tracks!
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