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1965 Rocky Mountain RocketChicago to DenverCRI…

1965 Rocky Mountain Rocket
Chicago to Denver
CRI&P

The consist includes an E8A, a baggage car, a buffet lounge, and a 68-seat coach.

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1941 Rocky Mountain RocketChicago to Denver/Co…

1941 Rocky Mountain Rocket
Chicago to Denver/Colorado Springs
CRI&P

The consist includes an E6A, an AB6, a baggage car, a RPO coach, two coaches, a PULL 8 Sect – 5 DBR sleeper, a diner,

a PULL 8 Sect – 2 Comp – 2 DBR sleeper, a PULL 10 Sect – 4 Rmt sleeper, and a PULL 5 DBR buffet lounge observation.

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1939 Rocky Mountain RocketChicago to Denver/Co…

1939 Rocky Mountain Rocket
Chicago to Denver/Colorado Springs
CRI&P

The consist includes an E3A, a baggage car, a RPO Coach, a 52-seat coach, a diner,

a PULL 8 Sect – 2 Comp – 2 DBR sleeper, a PULL 10 Sect – 4 Rmt sleeper, and a PULL 5 DBR buffet lounge observation.

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MILW 4 8-69 by Leon Kay Via Flickr: MILW F…

MILW 4 8-69

MILW 4 8-69 by Leon Kay

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MILW FP-45 4 (34161 12/68) on CITY OF DENVER/PORTLAND @Chicago IL 8-69

MILW 4 8-69 by Leon Kay Via Flickr: MILW F…

MILW 4 8-69

MILW 4 8-69 by Leon Kay

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MILW FP-45 4 (34161 12/68) on CITY OF DENVER/PORTLAND @Chicago IL 8-69

Rolling Through Bensenville.

Rolling Through Bensenville.

Rolling Through Bensenville.

Milwaukee Road FP45 3 is the trailing unit of an E9A/FP7/FP45 lashup on train 105/111, the combined City of Portland/City of Denver rolling through Bensenville, Illinois, on June 15, 1969. That’s my brother Jim next to our Chevy station wagon.

Photo taken by my Dad.

Ed Lewnard photo/Jim Lewnard collection.

MILW FP7 103A, Chicago_JEL by James Lewnard …

MILW FP7 103A, Chicago_JEL

MILW FP7 103A, Chicago_JEL by James Lewnard

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The combined City of Portland and City of Denver leaves Chicago Union Station with MILW FP7 103A and a FP45 leading the train on June 13, 1969.
Photo by Jim Lewnard.
Frame#6906-05

MILW 5 6-69 by Leon Kay Via Flickr: MILW F…

MILW 5 6-69

MILW 5 6-69 by Leon Kay

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MILW FP-45 5 (34162 12/68) on CITY OF PORTLAND/DENVER @Bensenville IL 6-69

Rock Island E8 647

Rock Island E8 647

Rock Island E8 647

Rock Island E8 647 on Train # 8, The Rocky Mountain Rocket, at Joliet, Illinois on July 11, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built in June 1951 ( c/n 14279 ) on EMD Order 2032A. If it’s on schedule, the time is 7:55 AM CST, or 8:55 AM locally ( Daylight Savings Time ). This train left Colorado Springs AND Denver at 11:30 PM the evening before, joined together at Limon Colorado and became Train # 8 to Chicago. With one of the E8’s running in reverse, I’m not sure how they did that. At inception, this train utilized custom-built E6 B-units (classed AB6) with cab controls added, as the trailing power unit, and the train was combined (or split) at Limon, each unit taking a portion of the train from or to either Denver or Colorado Springs. In addition to a sleeping car, diner, and club-lounge, # 8 has reserved seat chair cars, and according to the June 1965 Official Guide, picked up an additional chair car at Rock Island, Illinois.

CRI&P train, engine number 646, engine t…

CRI&P train, engine number 646, engine type EMD E8

Train #8, Rocky Mountain Rocket; 2 cars. Photographed: near Limon, Colo., 1960s.