Waiting for a call on a freight train east, three Rock Island locomotives rest at Rio Grande’s North Yard in Denver, Colorado, in August 1979. Motley lettering on some swapped doors decorating the... (more)
Eastbound Rock Island train rocking along at 10 mph approaching Pullman Jct
A westbound Rock Island suburban commuter train is arriving Joliet Union Station as a westbound F unit led Santa Fe freight train waits for it's turn through the interlocking
The GM Aerotrain from the mid-50's
A string of transfer cabooses mingle with unused cars awaiting disposition after the demise of the Rock Island. Gondolas on the right are loaded with salvaged rail.
Rock Island GP18 #1344 with DRGW GP7 #5103 and DRGW F7A&B in Denver's North yard November, 1968.
Three years have passed since Rock Island's abandonment, but the trustee's decrepit GP18 - bent frame and all - is still shuttling up and down the mainline tying up loose ends. On this afternoon,... (more)
Salvage company Carney & Hancock workers transload a damaged FGDA covered hopper, moving the corn from the railcar to truck. This was in RI's Short Line Yard in Des Moines, IA back in the summer ... (more)
Credit Don Ross's web site the Ex UP 1524 F3A built in 1948 by EMD re-numbered UP 4629. In 1958 became the UP 521 rebuilt by EMD as an F9Am sold in 1972 to the CRI&P and became the CRIP 4157. Back... (more)
ALCO RS2/EMD GP9 451 at Blue Island,IL..