Engine #5875 is wiped down, and the crew briefed before departure on this June '55 Philadelphia Chapter NRHS trip to Wilkes-Barre via the Schuylkill Branch and eventually (via LV's Hazelton Branch... (more)
When new, Cotton Belt and Southern Pacific SD45T-2's were delivered by the Rock Island from Chicago. It was not uncommon to find the new engines running revenue for the Rock Island alongside Rock... (more)
The Peoria Rocket pauses at the depot in Bureau. Bureau is the junction of the Peoria Branch with the mainline to Silvis.
The "famous" ABBBA set of GP9's and F7B's take their turn for servicing at the Silvis Shops.
A mangled Rock Island GP7 is coupled to a damaged U28B in a deadline at the Silvis Shops.
A pair of TPW GP7's go for a ride on the turntable.
A pair of U25C's and an SD45 lead a freight over the Clark Fork River.
A C&S U30C leads three SD's and another U30C on a freight through the outpost of Federal, WY.
Rock Island 1274's maroon dip paint job is fading away showing the as-delivered paint job.
A trio of maroon E8's and other units gather at Silvis.
Alco RS2 rebuilt with a new prime mover from EMD and reclassified as an RS2m by the Rock Island.
Rock Island E8A 661 sits near the throat of LaSalle Street Station with bilevels commuter cars that will eventually go to Joliet.
It was a dark and gloomy November 28th, 1953, the date of the annual Army-Navy clash next to (then) Philadelphia Municipal Stadium on the south side. Here is a B&O consist being dragged through th... (more)
Army-Navy football specials are lined up in the yard next to (then) Philadelphia Municipal Stadium on the south side.
G's are stacked up with Army-Navy trains, laying over in the yard next to (then) Philadelphia Municipal Stadium on the south side.