A pair of Rock Island E-Units rest at KCS Knoche Yard after running up here as a light engine move behind a BNSF Dash-9 out of Ottawa, KS, and their former home on the Midland Railway, an operatin... (more)
An ABBBBA hookup of E units on a eastbound freight.
Route Rock With the failed merger into the UP behind in, the Rock Island trustees decided a new image would have to be created to show customers that this railroad was serious about im... (more)
a set of power is being switched at the shops in El Reno as the sun popped out of the clouds
The eastbound Quad City Rocket makes a station stop at Sheffield, IL on its way from Rock Island to Chicago.
Rock Island Bicentennial E8 #652 hits the diamond at Joliet, Illinois with the Rocket. #652 is still around today preserved in its original paint scheme, but, sadly, the Rocket was discontinued o... (more)
Blue Rock Island GP7 rebuild #4482 leads Red GP40s #388, #355, and #352 on a southbound from the Twin Cities near Manly, Iowa.
Modified E6Bs built for use on Rocky Mountain Rocket section; repowered and still running in the 1970s!
Ex-UP E8s the Rock acquired and used for freight power.
Eastbound at diamond
Westbound at diamond
"Built to save the business", the EMD Aerotrain came to be in 1955. Inspired by the style of the day and the buses of the GM division, the train even was complete with Chevy Nomad tail fins on th... (more)
Colorful motive power consist!