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Photo ID: 648555

Rock Island's unique roster is well represented at their 95th Street Yard as an EMD-repowered Alco RS2, C415, and wooden caboose all await their next assignment. Tom Golden photo.

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: Alco RS-2
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 454
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 26, 1979


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By: Sam Beck collection

Added: Feb 16, 2018

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Photo ID: 647337

RI GP40 no. 4714 mates up with a U25B on a moist March day in 1973. The units are at the Rock Island locomotive facility at Inver Grove, south of St. Paul, MN. Rock Island operated a strategic mai... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: RI 4714
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1973


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 645810

Seen wearing the "Bankruptcy Blue" paint scheme, a Gallon hi-rail crane, backhoe, and other Maintenance of Way equipment is seen at Vermont Street in Blue Island. Tom Golden photo.

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: MOW Equipment
Location: Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP CCJ5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 04, 1978


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By: Sam Beck collection

Added: Jan 24, 2018

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Photo ID: 645677

One of Rock Island's F-units is seen at the 95th Street Yard service track awaiting its next assignment. Tom Golden photo.

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 676
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 04, 1978


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By: Sam Beck collection

Added: Jan 23, 2018

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Photo ID: 643058

The nasty March weather is fitting for the condition of Rock Island 265, a GE U28B locomotive. The unit is waiting ist next assignment at the Rock Island engine facility at Inver Grove Heights, MN... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: GE U28B
Location: Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: RI 265
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1973


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 01, 2018

Views: 1,126
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Photo ID: 641704

One week before Christmas 1977, a single Rock Island E8 is seen pulling a long string of 1920s-built "Capone" commuter cars through cold, snowy Blue Island. Tom Golden photo.

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 649
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 18, 1977


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By: Sam Beck collection

Added: Dec 20, 2017

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Photo ID: 638202

Only a month after it's demotion to a no-name train, Rock Island's train #7 gets ready to depart for Council Bluffs/Omaha. The photographer grabs a shot at the platforms of the depot in Davenport ... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: EMD E3(A)
Location: Davenport, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: RI 625
Train ID: 7
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 17, 2017

Views: 2,838
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Photo ID: 637418

Repowered with EMD V16-567 power, a westbound freight has manifest behind it as it slips by on the KC Terminal trackage outside of Union Station just a few blocks.

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: Alco FB-1m
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: RI 137
Train ID: manifest
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 09, 2017

Views: 3,396
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Photo ID: 637312

The last remnant of Rocky Mountain/Corn Belt Rockets, a month after being demoted to nameless train #7, departs Council Bluffs for the Omaha side of the river. The announced loss of it's primary ... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: EMD E3(A)
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: RI 625
Train ID: 7
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 08, 2017

Views: 4,149
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Favorited: 36

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Photo ID: 637084

A three week assignment at the RI Arsenal meant the godfather had some downtime to capture the flavor of Midwestern railroading surrounding the area. This was taken in the terminal trackage at the... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: n/a
Location: Rock Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: RI 19112
Train ID: work train
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 06, 2017

Views: 4,209
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Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 629777

Rock Island EMD GP40 sits at the joint facility operated with Rio Grande at North Yard in Denver, Colorado, in August 1979. Rio Grande No. 131 is a SW1200, while the nose of an SW1000 is visible, ... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 396
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: August, 1979


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Sep 08, 2017

Views: 1,544
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Photo ID: 628713

Rock Island 216, a U25B and GP40 mate get a free wash job with cold March rain at their Inver Grove diesel service facility in March 1973. Finding sunlight on the Rock seemed impossible.

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: GE U25B
Location: Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: RI 216
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1973


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Aug 30, 2017

Views: 1,603
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Photo ID: 627534

Rock Island E8A 652 and E6A 630, now owned by the Manly Junction Railway Museum/Iowa Northern Railway, make their public debut at the Hub City Heritage Corp. Railway Museum's 2017 Railroad Days ev... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: EMD E6(A)
Location: Oelwein, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 630
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 19, 2017


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Aug 20, 2017

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Photo ID: 627533

Rock Island E8A 652 and E6A 630, now owned by Iowa Northern Railway, make their public debut at the Hub City Heritage Corp. Railway Museum's 2017 Railroad Days event.

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: EMD E6(A)
Location: Oelwein, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 630
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 19, 2017


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Aug 20, 2017

Views: 2,574
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Photo ID: 627505

Rock Island E8A 652 and E6A 630, now owned by Iowa Northern Railway, make their public debut at the Hub City Heritage Corp. Railway Museum's 2017 Railroad Days event.

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Oelwein, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 652
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 19, 2017


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Aug 20, 2017

Views: 4,039
Comments: 2

Favorited: 30
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