Click to return Home Click to search Rail Lines Click to search Trains Click to search Depots Click to search Highways Click to search Postcards
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, Num 20
The Silver Streak Zephyr
(Eastbound)

Streamliner

Lincoln NE to Kansas City MO

251 miles.   5 hrs 40 min.

Amenities ...

 Dining Car.

The Lincoln-Kansas City route was previously operated by steam power, and because of the expense it was running at a loss to Burlington. This route was the perfect candidate for the new diesel powered 3 car Zephyr. Soon Burlington was operating the route at a profit, and the Zephyr, one of America's first Streamlines, became a rousing success. Soon other Zephyrs were added to Burlington's fleet, and the Streamliner era began. Line after line replaced their fleet of heavy-weight steam powered trains, to the faster, more elegant, and extremely popular streamliners. By the 50s, this train included a Parlor Car, Dining Car, and Reclining Chair Coaches.


Arrives Connecting Cities Departs
- - - Burlington Depot
Lincoln NE
7:30 AM C 
8:30 AM C  Burlington Station
Omaha NE
9:00 AM C 
9:10 AM C  Council Bluffs Transfer I 9:10 AM C 
9:14 AM C  Council Bluffs IA 9:14 AM C 
10:01 AM C  Payne IA 10:01 AM C 
10:10 AM C  Hamburg Jct IA 10:10 AM C 
10:30 AM C  Langdon MO 10:30 AM C 
- - - Corning MO
11:35 AM C  Union Depot
Saint Joseph MO
11:43 AM C 
12:06 PM C  (Atchison connection)
Armour MO
12:06 PM C 
12:26 PM C  (Leavenworth connection)
Beverly MO
12:26 PM C 
1:10 PM C  Union Depot
Kansas City MO