A pair of Rock Island RS3s thunk across the diamond at Pullman Junction on the South Side of Chicago with a transfer run back in 1969. This was a great place for train-watching for this East Coast... (more)
Rock Island Century 415 419 works a yard job somewhere around the South Side of Chicago late on a summer afternoon. I always found these centercab Alcos to be pretty neat, but unfortunately the mo... (more)
There must not have been too much traffic on Kellogg Boulevard, as my father was able to record this going away photo of the Rock Island train from the previous upload (FA-1m 136, F7a 107, and Eri... (more)
This picture is one of my father's earliest pictures in the Twin Cities. He is standing on the Kellogg Boulevard overpass looking North towards Westminster Junction (the Lafayette Road bridge can... (more)
This is the view south from the Lafayette Road overpass in St. Paul on a blustery winter day. A Rock Island transfer disturbs the birds as it passes northbound towards Westminster Junction with s... (more)
Rock Island train from Peoria nears Chicago La Salle Street station.
Your basic un-decorated geep in 1:1 scale. The Rock Island 4506 sees the light of day for cleaning. Here the UP 1848 is being used as the air compressor to blow away remnants of the needle chipp... (more)
Riding behind the Southern 4501 leaving Chicago we encounter some ex-UP passenger units that just came in on a Rock Island pig train.
The SW1200's were instantly distinguishable from any other Rock Island first-generation switchers as the only ones to be purchased with the switcher Flexicoil truck.
One E-unit was usually sufficient on the "Peoria Rocket" but on July 6, 1958, FP7 402 and FP7 409 are ready to depart Peoria for Chicago at 7AM with arrival scheduled at LaSalle Stree... (more)
The former CGW yard tower stands tall as the Rock Island 652 poses next to Rock Island wooden caboose 17958. The 17958 was built in 1914.
Rock Island 630 and CGW 116-A all a glow during the blue hour in Oelwein, IA.
The Rock Island 630 is displayed at the Hub City Heritage RR Museum during their "Railroad Days" event. The two E Units have received recent cosmetic refurbishment by MAC in Kansas City... (more)
The first public appearance of Manly Junction's Rock Island E Units occured at the Hub City Heritage RR museum in Oelwein, IA. Here the 653 is posed next to a wood Rock Island caboose in front of ... (more)