RailPictures.Net Photo: 645 Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island) EMD E8(A) at Denver, Colorado by Bill Marvel
 
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» September 24, 1965
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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 sleeping- and dining-cars service the previous summer, and now the last run is only three weeks away. The tracks here belong to Union Pacific, which Train 8 will follow east to Limon before returning to home rails. The overpass carries the main north-south runway of Denver’s Stapleton Airport, which itself will one day vanish, replaced by a new International airport a few miles north.
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