RailPictures.Net Photo: RI 650 Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island) EMD E8(A) at Chicago, Illinois by Douglas G. Walker
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Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island) (more..)
EMD E8(A) (more..)
Chicago, Illinois, USA (more..)
July 04, 1976
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RI 650 (more..)
Douglas G. Walker (more..)
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Rock Island's train #5, "The Quad City Rocket," departs Chicago on the Bicentennial in 1976. Rock Island was one of a handful of railroads that did not join Amtrak in 1971, forcing them to continue operating their own passenger trains well into the 1970s
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The Rock Island was one of three railroads not to join Amtrak. Its remaining Rocket trains remained in service almost until the railroad became part of history.
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