A westbound local crosses the Rock's former BCR&N line at West Liberty, Iowa.
Four clean Rock Island units sitting in the Rio Grande yard in Denver awaiting an eastbound train.
Two Rock Island RS3's power an afternoon outbound Suburban to Blue Island, IL.
In a 1975 view, a westbound manifest out of Silvis, Illinois with three U-boats grabs the Golden State line at Missouri Division Junction.
A westbound manifest departs Silvis, Illinois in 1975
Practically new Rock Island road power at the engine terminal at Silvis in March of 1980 - there are only a few more weeks of life left for the Rock.
A Rock Island transfer run crosses the Mississippi River as it returns to Inver Grove Yard after making a turn to the Milwaukee Road's Southtown Yard in Minneapolis during the last days of the Roc... (more)
Rock Island's train #5, "The Quad City Rocket," departs Chicago on the Bicentennial in 1976. Rock Island was one of a handful of railroads that did not join Amtrak in 1971, forcing them to contin... (more)
Operating in push-mode, a Rock Island commuter train, with F7A 676 for power, passes the old Erie Railroad freight house as it approaches Chicago on Independence Day, 1976.
Rock Island SW1 4801 (ex-Illinois Central 602, nee-IC 9016) works the coach yard in Chicago on Independence Day, 1976. This locomotive was built by EMD in December 1939.
Rock Island's train #11, "The Peoria Rocket," departs Chicago on the Bicentennial in 1976. Rock Island was one of a handful of railroads that did not join Amtrak in 1971, forcing them to continue... (more)
Ex-Rock Island E8 652 has been restored to operating condition on the Midland Railway.
Rock Island's example of GM's Aerotrain rests on display at NTM St Louis