A Rock Island train is about to cross the maze of tracks and railroads at Pullmand Jct departing it's 95th Street yard on the south side of Chicago
A Rock Island intermodal train has just come off joint trackage onto Kansas City Terminal trackage at Sheffield interlocking for the trip through downtown on it's way back to it's own trackage in ... (more)
Tenant Rock Island F7(A) #114, with F7(A) #127, and GP18 #1334 in full pin striped paint scheme, share North Yard space with D&RGW F7(A) #5604. Photo from my slide collection, photographer unknow... (more)
I never spent much time on the Rock as I didn't start shooting slides until 1975-76 and even though I traveled the mid-west before it shut down I always seemed to concentrate on Soo, BN, CNW and t... (more)
On the east side of Joliet around the turn of the century, and in the heyday of railroads, there were four rail yards within one mile of each other.
The Elgin Joliet & Eastern, The Michigan Centr... (more)
Rock Island's bicentennial E8 652 debutes on the 20th Century Railroad Club's Railfair '76 special from Chicago to Bureau, shown here departing Chicago.
CRI&P 630 was still in commuter service for the Rock when this photo was taken.
a westbound RI grain train comes around the connector at Sheffield Interlocking on the east side of Kansas City
Eastbound commuter train out of Joliet,IL. passes a local waiting to shove out with a C-415.
Westbound commuter train approaching the station stop at New Lenox,IL..
Rock Island 652 specially painted for the bicentennial slows for a station stop at the Geneseo depot on the way to Chicago from Rock Island.