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 ran whatever it had as evident in May 1965 when EMD F2 No. 40 led an Alco FA-1, an EMD BL-2, an F-7 and the newest of the bunch, No. 1348, a GP-18, off the Kansas River bridge at Topek... (more)
A mixture of Rock Island power has an eastbound passing a typical Kansas landmark while on UP trackage at North Topeka, en route Kansas City. F2 No. 43, 1239 and 1347 are GP18s, 1329 is a GP9, a... (more)
Rock Island F2 49 apparently had to have a face make-over once upon a time, and not having any extra headlights, the shop forces sheet-metaled over the nose. This is NOT a photoshopped exercise!... (more)
F2 47, built 1946, was still mainline power though nearing the end of its service life. Trains 25-26 were Rock Island's premier Memphis-Tucumcari trains.