On display at the Memorial is CRIP 17843, which was converted from a 1915 bowcar into a caboose in 1944 at the Rock's Silvis, Illinois shops. Railroad: Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island)Locomotive: CabooseLocation: Cotter, Arkansas, USALocomotive #: CRIP 17843Train ID: NonePhoto Date: June 15, 2006
Agnes is not in great shape--indeed, she's missing her short hood--but this old Alco Diesel handles switching duties in the LASTA yard. See www.LASTA.org.
Rock Island SD40s for sale. The Rock had 10 SD40s and here are 8 of them.
The only active power on the Illinois Division after the Rock Island shutdown. The 940 is used for making up trains of sold cars and the geeps are used to deliver them.
Gritty Palace is ex-Rock Island office car #98, built by the Pullman company in 1912. It was owned by a member of the METRA board in Chicago and re painted to what you see today. GNW&B stands for ... (more)
The Rock Island in happier times with a westbound trailer train at Belleville, Kansas, heading for Denver.
The last "Rock Island" train on the Illinois Division has just delivered a number of covered hoppers that have been sold off in the bankruptcy sale to the new railroad operator at Bureau, Illinois... (more)
The second of two, early morning, Chicago bound, Rock Island Rockets slowing for a stop at the station at Ottawa, Illinois.
The first of two, early morning, Chicago bound, Rock Island Rockets passing the station at Ottawa, Illinois, without making a stop.
Grain elevator and Rock Island: together a classic Midwestern scene.
A trio of diesels prepare to outbound at Silvis, Illinois
An FP-7 and C-415 rest at South Chicago Yard. Thanks to Mr. Lalich for correct location ID. We used to fan all the RI locations in Chicago, they all kind of blurr after all these years!
These Rock Island E-9s have seen better days as they sit awaiting disposition at the Silvis shops.
An eastbound manifest comes off the Golden State line, passing Marquette Street in downtown Davenport, Iowa.