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Rock Island, Southern Pacific Golden State sle…

Rock Island, Southern Pacific Golden State sleepers on Pennsylvania Admiral at Horseshoe Curve

The Admiral is two hours late, according to the caption of this photo from Don Ball, Jr.’s Pennsylvania Railroad 1940s-1950s. The sleepers from the Golden State are coming through from L.A. From the late 40s until the mid-50s transcontinental sleepers, switched from train to train in Chicago, operated from New York and Washington to L.A. and San Francisco.

Nickel Plate Road (NKP) RS36 875 at Englewood…

Nickel Plate Road (NKP) RS36 875 at Englewood Union Station, Chicago, IL  Train 5, The City of Chicago, on April 21, 1965 03

Nickel Plate Road (NKP) RS36 875 at Englewood Union Station, Chicago, IL Train 5, The City of Chicago, on April 21, 1965 03 by Marty Bernard

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A Roger Puta Photograph

NKP Railroad PA-1 ‘The Westerner&rsquo…

NKP Railroad PA-1 ‘The Westerner’ Train
NKP (New York, Chicago & St. Louis) Railroad train photo of PA-1 #185 leading ‘The Westerner’ passenger train at LaSalle St. Station in Chicago. NKP Railroad was commonly referred to as the Nickel Plate Road.

1961

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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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.

IMG_20150719_0035 by Mike Via Flickr: Rock…

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IMG_20150719_0035 by Mike

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Rocky Mountain Rocket, train #7. Departing Iowa City. 5/62

CRI&P Rocky Mountain RocketColorado Spring…

CRI&P Rocky Mountain Rocket
Colorado Springs, CO

Jan 30, 1959