Rock Island E8 and train is headed out of the station on a hot hazy summer day. Kodachrome II film.
Arriving Kansas City, Mo. at Sheffield Tower, Rock Island’s 328 West heads for its terminal across the river in Kansas City, Ks
Rock Island U25B 218 and Alco FA 135 were probably discussing some of their latest runs and hoping for many more before their demise. The Alco has been re-equipped with EMD Blomberg trucks.
Should you ever want to complain about your working conditions, think of the employees who had to work in this pit in the days before EPA. Rock Island U25B 218, Alco FA 135 and EMD E8 645 awai... (more)
Two laborers hurry to finishing refueling Rock Island 40 East at Herington, Kansas — a poor man’s fueling facility on the ground, no pipes, no uprights.
Rock Island Geep 1330 leads its local over the manual CB&Q crossing on the outskirts of St.Joseph, Missouri for a customer probably waiting for his shipment in the insulated box car. October 22, ... (more)
On borrowed time, CRI&P GP40 4703 is on the scrap line, at Little Rock, Arkansas. 6/0/-1984. In 1970, Union Pacific purchased 20 GP40's, 4700-4719, and leased them to the Rock Island. With in 8 y... (more)
Interesting mix of power at Republic Locomotive Works in Greenville, SC || June 1989
"Quad Cities Rocket", with Butterworth Tours cars returning from football special