Bryan J. Howell, Burlington Route Historical Society
Beginning in the early 1900’s, the Q advertised their Chicago-Twin Cities Passenger Service as “Where Natures Smiles 300 Miles,” describing the scenic run on the Eastern bank of the Mississippi River from Savannah, Illinois to St. Paul, Minnesota. This clinic is a look at the passenger trains that traversed this line including the Q’s own Twin Cities Zephyr, along the Great Northern’s Empire Builder and the Northern Pacific’s North Coast Limited, especially in the dome years starting in 1945 and continuing until the BN merger in 1970. Numerous photos of the trains will be included along with typical consists and period timetables. A must see for passenger train aficionados!