651 was scrapped. For details of this CB&Q/CRI&P wreck see: http://railfan44.rrpicturearchives.net/archiveThumbs.aspx?id=23180
My first trip to the windy city. A friend was a RR cop so I got more familiar with downtown that I might have chosen to.
RI track structure was showing the stress of cost cutting in 1973. The Rock was still experimenting with color schemes as well. These paint color variations created interesting power combinations... (more)
U boat and GP 40 team up on Rock Island hotshot. This image shows precarious condition of the diamonds,
I did not notice the FM H16-44 in this slide untill they came back from processing and I put it up on the screen.
It's not often you see Rock Island business cars, nonetheless painted in Blue and White! Original shot by Jim.
Great paint scheme.
Heading out on the afternoon dinky parade this oddity was living out it's last days. The RI oddball triuvirate had been broken with the retirement of the "Christine" but I got the other two.
Two of RIs finest in what I consider one of their finer paint jobs waiting to go to work.
RI depot under the stars and elevators of Kansas. This one still hasn't received the blue ROCK scheme.
FA-1 set as delivered in red and black Rocket Freight (RF) scheme.
Well at least it got a homemade wooden winter winter in the new paint job but the end. What a shame the "Little Rock" was not spun off as a regional but the end came the next month.
Sitting in the midst of a ramshackle infrastructure which resulting to a great decree from management waiting for a merger that never occurred this of Geep may be contemplating its future. The en... (more)
I had missed the "Christine" but I did get to ride behind this one-of-a-kind. I not just sure why they were not on a platform track. This may have been a deadhead move to storage for the night.
Westbound freight emerges from the shadow of the tower and crosses the ATSF main. My first trip to Chicagoland and I couldn't imagine the number and variety of trains.