The former CGW yard tower stands tall as the Rock Island 652 poses next to Rock Island wooden caboose 17958. The 17958 was built in 1914.
The first public appearance of Manly Junction's Rock Island E Units occured at the Hub City Heritage RR museum in Oelwein, IA. Here the 653 is posed next to a wood Rock Island caboose in front of ... (more)
Rock Island E8A 652 and E6A 630, now owned by Iowa Northern Railway, make their public debut at the Hub City Heritage Corp. Railway Museum's 2017 Railroad Days event.
A Rock Island E-Unit shares the diesel shop at KCS Knoche Yard with newer power from the same builder. This old girl is finally on its way to new beginnings in Iowa on the IANR.
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)
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)
"Quad City Rocket" at La Salle Street Station in Chicago. Verne Brummel (photographer) / Dave Cramer (photo editing). Visit our websites at - ... (more)
Rock Island's westbound Quad Cities Rocket faces the low August as the negotiates the curve at New Lenox, IL. A club-diner and dome-parlor-observation "Big Ben" lend an touch of class to the litt... (more)
Rock Island 652 leading a train of open-window commuter cars out of Chicago in the summer of 1977.
652 passing Joliet UD Tower.
Quad Cities Rocket arrives Joliet Union Station on the way to Chicago.
inbound Peoria Rocket
The Quad Cities Rocket Behind the baggage car is round-end observation dome lounge car of DRG&W heritage "Big Ben" serving breakfast. Because the train was not turned in the afternoon (o... (more)
Grain elevator and Rock Island: together a classic Midwestern scene.