The iconic Rock Island Rocket, temporarily on display, at the Midland Railway, Baldwin City, Kansas. It has been sold, and will be move when rail and roadbed repairs will allow it to be moved to the BNSF lines. Texture added: Well Worn 1 by skeletal mess. Copyright frank thompson photos. Do not copy, download, or reuse in any form (including blogs) without written consent of copyright holder.
Rocky Mountain Rocket
The Rocky Mountain Rocket was one of the Rock Island's first such trains, hitting the rails in 1939 between Chicago and Denver.
Rock Island Rockets, streamlined stainless steel passenger trains introduced in 1937, running routes that included Chicago, Minneapolis, Peoria, Des Moines, Kansas City, Denver, Fort Worth, and Houston [874x447]
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Rock Island E-units Joliet IL 1978 by Mark LLanuza on Flickr. Rock Island Line freight train westbound at Joliet, Illinois 1978 Photo by Mark Llanuza
CRIP 653 Rock Island Railroad EMD E8(A) at Chicago, Illinois by Marty Bernard
High quality photograph of Rock Island Railroad EMD E8(A) # CRIP 653 at Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Classic Trains Magazine
Classic Trains magazine celebrates the 'golden years of railroading' including the North American railroad scene from the late 1920s to the late 1970s. Giant steam locomotives, colorful streamliners, great passenger trains, passenger terminals, timeworn railroad cabooses, recollections of railroaders and train-watchers.
1031 was built by Alco in March 1941, #69424, as Chicago Rock Island & Pacific 748, RS1. It was rebuilt by Alco in November 1942 as U S Army 8005 as RSD1. In July in 1951 it became Alaska RR 1031 and rebuilt as a RS1. It was retired in June 1964.