7/6/96
                    Zephyr Rocket Consists


#61-561 (St. Louis)Burlington-St. Paul/Minneapolis
#62-562 St. Paul/Minneapolis-Burlington(St.Louis)

CB&Q #15/#8: St. Louis-Burlington


1940 semi-streamlined rebuild & rename

60' RPO          861
10-3             Minneapolis      (1917)
                 Cedar Rapids     (1911 12-1-1 reblt 1931)


1941 rebuild & rename

8-1-3            Rocket Tower     (1929 10-2)
                 Zephyr Tower     (1929 10-2)


1-7-41 initial run

bage-mail        800                        CB&Q 1601 Silver Mail
bage             861                        CB&Q 902 Silver Express
52 chair         312 Waterloo               CB&Q 4709 Silver Castle
10-3             Cedar Rapids               Minneapolis
8-1-3            Rocket Tower               Zephyr Tower
dining-prlr-obs  432 St Louis               433 St Paul


6-25-46 loco assignments for Mpls-StLo 561-62-8-15

E3A                  627


8-12-46 actual at Fort Madison, Iowa

E5A              CB&Q 9913A Silver Wings
bage-RPO         CB&Q 1916
bage             CB&Q 1508
coach            200 Muscatine
coach            CB&Q 4700 Silver Chariot
coach            CB&Q 4702 Silver Spring
8-1-3            Rocket Tower
10-3             Cedar Rapids
dining-prlr-obs  432 St. Louis


1-5-48 RI assignment

RPO
bage
chair
chair
8-1-3
10-3
dining-prlr-obs


7-1-48 RI assignment

E3A               627


1-22-50 RI TT

(unknown headend & order)
chairs
8-1-3
10-3
dining-prlr-obs


4-1-52 RI circular
               car#
60' RPO
bage
chair LW
chair LW (Dorm)
10-3 DBR       B-155/36
8-1-3 DBR      B-156/39
diner-parl-obs 150/620


1960 sleepers replaced w/GS 6-6-4's


4-8-67 discontinued


NOTES
All lightweights built by Pullman-Standard unless noted

Sources: Car Names, Numbers & Consists - Robert J. Wagner
   The Official Pullman-Standard Library - Randall & Anderson
       Vol. 8 Rock Island 
   The Zephyr-Rocket, RITS DIGEST Vol. 19 - Suhs

Abbrevations: SP Southern Pacific         EP El Paso
              Pu Pullman                  Mpls Minneapolis
              LR Leg Rest                 Pho Phoenix
              DH Dead Head                Tus Tuscon
              ACF American Car & Foundry  Tuc Tucumcari
              bage baggage                LR Little Rock
              stge stage/express          SD San Diego
              RICP RI Color Pictorial     "e" electrically operated


Thanks to Jim Bennett, Fred Frailey, Steve Hile, Greg Stout, Joel
Boucher & others.

Please report additions/corrections to John Matrow, 2753 N. Pershing,
Wichita, KS 67220