Category: rock island

Rock Island E-8 at Owatonna Min 1964 by Mark …

Rock Island E-8 at Owatonna Min 1964

Rock Island E-8 at Owatonna Min 1964 by Mark LLanuza

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Its

April 16, 1964

at Owatonna Min. The southbound Twin Star Rocket coming to a stop with E-unit 654

Wichita-Bound CRI&P Texas Rocket Makes a…

Wichita-Bound CRI&P Texas Rocket Makes a Flag Stop

Lawrence, KS

4/24/1954

Texas Rocket

Texas Rocket

E6 630 with Kansas City–Fort Worth Texas Rocket at Wichita, Kans., February 1953.

Rock Island Train No.17, the southbound Twin…

Rock Island Train No.17, the southbound Twin Star Rocket departing Dallas headed by No.652 a 2250 HP Electromotive E8 and a 2000 HP E7 approach Tower 19 on July 14, 1952.

Rock Island Texas Rocket arriving in Dallas i…

Rock Island Texas Rocket arriving in Dallas in 1949

Rock Island Texas Rocket arriving in Dallas in 1949 by seneferu

Photo of the then new Texas Rocket. The trai…

Photo of the then new Texas Rocket. The train was identified by its consist-the name Dream Lake on the 32 seat Baggage-dinette-coach #402 was part of the Texas Rocket’s consist. The locomotive is an EMD TA type.

1937

A second veteran EMD E unit arrives in Amari…

A second veteran EMD E unit arrives in Amarillo on C&S / FW&D train 7 as Rock Island E6 628 sits across the way.

October, 1966

The Rocket by Joe McMillan Via Flickr: E8 …

The Rocket

The Rocket by Joe McMillan

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E8 654 stands at the point of Rock Island Train #18, the Twin Star Rocket, Houston Union Station, September 7, 1964. The train connected Houston with Minneapolis/St. Paul. At left, Alco PA’s will soon lead Santa Fe Train #66, the California Special, to Clovis, New Mexico, where it will connect with the San Francisco Chief. Photo by Joe McMillan.

aryburn: 1937 Kansas City RocketMinneapolis t…

aryburn:

1937 Kansas City Rocket
Minneapolis to Kansas City
The Consist includes a TA, a Budd Articulated Baggage Dinette 18-Seat Coach/76-Seat Coach, and a Budd 28-Seat Coach Lounge Observation.

More information on the train can be found here.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Island_Rockets_(1937)

The gifs used were made by myself and can be found at the link below. They have my name in the description.
http://kenstransitgifs.com/gifindex.html

Last days of the Plainsman by Joe McMillan …

Last days of the Plainsman

Last days of the Plainsman by Joe McMillan

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Southbound Rock Island Train No. 17, THE PLAINSMAN, makes a station stop at Mason City, Iowa, on July 19, 1969, behind units 660 and 617. Nos. 17 and 18 operated between the Twin Cities and Kansas City and were a remnant of the old TWIN STAR ROCKET (Twin Cities to Houston).