Chicago Burlington & Quincy

CBQ Ottumwa IA 1960 J Parker Lamb photo Center for Railroad Photography and ArtOttumwa IA 1960, J. Parker Lamb photo, Center for Railroad Photography and Art.

Freight Schedules

CB&Q Merchandise Car Schedules 5-1953

Also see the Superintendents’ Association of Kansas City Joint Freight Time Card 67 for outbound trains from Kansas City in 1942.

Train Consists

Harrison B. Decker Form 808 – Conductor Decker was working the Joint Line in 1937 and 1938.  Though he was a Santa Fe conductor, due to the Joint Line operating agreement, he often worked Colorado & Southern trains.


CB&Q Official Freight Shippers Guide and Directory 1936 – very large file


Chicago & Aurora Time Card 4 8-14-1854 – a reproduction


CB&Q Instructions Governing the Carding Grouping and Inspection of Cars 2-1-1927

Other Resources has a large collection of employee timetables.

A few train consists, a freight train schematic, and industry lists are available at the CBQ group.