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Photo ID: 448944

This door has been not used by a trainman since the fall of the once mighty Rock Island Lines. The door is located on the South side of the old "Rock Shop" now owned by National Railway Equipment... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: 0000
Location: Silvis, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: 0000
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 2013


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By: KJ Larson

Added: Aug 26, 2013

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Photo ID: 405566

Receiving a little attention at the engine shed at Kansas City, Ks. is Alco PA 621 while GP-7 1327 takes a spin on the turntable. The Alco was built in 1941, re-engined by EMD in 1953 and eventua... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: Alco PAO-1
Location: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: 621
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: April 10, 1965


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Aug 07, 2012

Views: 4,622
Comments: 12

Favorited: 59

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Photo ID: 402626

What might be a transfer run is at Blue Island.

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C415
Location: Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: RI 423
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1968


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By: Ted Ellis

Added: Jul 06, 2012

Views: 2,366
Comments: 2

Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 402547

A EMD re-engined DL109 taken from the Roosevelt Road overpass.

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: Alco DL109
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: RI 621
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 18, 1967


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By: Ted Ellis

Added: Jul 05, 2012

Views: 4,041
Comments: 1

Favorited: 49

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Photo ID: 396531

Local freight switches in Faribault Yard

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: F2A
Location: Faribault, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: 44
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 08, 1958


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By: Joe McMillan

Added: Apr 30, 2012

Views: 2,438
Comments: 3

Favorited: 33

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Photo ID: 387907

An eastbound freight moves through the maze of tracks just west of the Omaha depot. According to the sign atop the Hill Hotel, one can obtain a room for two dollars and fifty cents. I suspect... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: 5059
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1949


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Jan 26, 2012

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Photo ID: 372216

Being stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood in the 70's meant close access to one of the Rock's more obscure main lines. Here eastbound tonnage moves past the old depot at Meta, which by this time had lo... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Meta, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: RI 332
Train ID: 74
Photo Date: June 22, 1975


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By: Mark & Mike Nelson forever400s.com

Added: Aug 17, 2011

Views: 5,543
Comments: 5

Favorited: 30

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Photo ID: 371492

Action at Iowa City as an eastbound slides into the yard.

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: GE U33B
Location: Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: RI 195
Train ID: manifest
Photo Date: September, 1974


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Aug 10, 2011

Views: 3,938
Comments: 1

Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 345631

Rock Island GP7s 1236 and 1219 awaiting their next work at Eldorado, AR || May 1972

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Eldorado, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 1236
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1972


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Nov 17, 2010

Views: 2,434
Comments: 0

Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 341196

Westbound hotshot #57 gets out of Silvis on this autumn 1974 day.

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: East Moline, Illinois
Locomotive #: RI 4584
Train ID: 57
Photo Date: October, 1974


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Oct 13, 2010

Views: 4,160
Comments: 3

Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 302377

Westbound Rock tonnage hammers the BN diamond nearing Silvis. This is one of the photos from the late 70's featured in a GodfatherRails.com updatemore)

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Colona, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: RI 4509
Train ID: manifest
Photo Date: July, 1978


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Oct 31, 2009

Views: 5,071
Comments: 2

Favorited: 29

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Photo ID: 280794

Rock Island transfer job Pullman Jct south side Chicago IL

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C415
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: RI 418
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1975


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Apr 21, 2009

Views: 2,194
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 273780

Rock Island U30C basking in the morning sun outside of the Silvis shops. Rock Island purchased 18 of these beasts in 1973.

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: Silvis, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 4594
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 05, 1979


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By: John Leopard

Added: Feb 28, 2009

Views: 2,525
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 270901

westbound Geneseo, IL

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: GE U25B
Location: Geneseo, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 277
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1975


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Feb 08, 2009

Views: 3,282
Comments: 2

Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 270293

inbound Peoria Rocket

Railroad: Rock Island Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 652
Train ID: Peoria Rocket
Photo Date: August, 1976


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Feb 04, 2009

Views: 3,710
Comments: 2

Favorited: 22

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