In its day, Train 8, the Rocky Mountain Rocket, was a class operation, not as fast as its Union Pacific and Burlington competitors but a luxurious and comfortable. ride from Denver to Chicago. But... (more)
Hurtling through Iowa City, Iowa, early on a June morning in 1966, Train 8, the Rocky Mountain Rocket, is running about five hours late behind E6A 631 and an unidentified second unit. Normally its... (more)
The Rocky Mountain Rocket, almost exactly halfway on its 91-mile journey across the old Kansas Pacific from Denver to Limon, Colorado, passes beneath a cluster of cottonwoods, those ancient sentin... (more)
A baggage-express car, a coach and a snack-lounge behind a lone E-unit: This is all that’s left of the once-great Rocky Mountain Rocket by late September, 1966. Hard-pressed Rock Island lopped off... (more)
A work extra has just gotten in the clear to allow MoPac's "Southerner" Train 8 to continue its rush toward St. Louis.