RailPictures.Net Photo: 4517 Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island) EMD GP7 at Colona, Illinois by Bill Marvel
 
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» Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island) (more..)
» EMD GP7 (more..)
» Unknown
» Colona, Illinois, USA (more..)
» June 08, 1975
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» 4517 (more..)
» local freight (more..)
» Bill Marvel (more..)
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Those accustomed to Rock Island in maroon or red were startled in 1975 when the road’s new president John Ingram started painting cars and locomotives in white and blue. But Ingram had come out of marketing and sales (IC, NYC) and figured the Rock, which had just entered bankruptcy, needed a fresh new look. So here on June 8, 1975, comes new image GP7 4517 with old image U33B 196 headed east at Colona, Illinois, on a short freight. The paint isn’t all that’s new: Just a few weeks before this picture the 4517 entered the road’s Silvis shop as 1274, one of the first pf the road's old and tired – and maroon -- geeps to receive a major rebuilding.
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