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Texas Rocket

15 minutes out of Houston Union Station at Belt Junction on the way to Dallas. Number 602 was one of six TAs built for the RI in 1937. +29° 49' 10.87'', -95° 21' 16.20'' George C. Werner photo.

Texas Rocket
r_i_straw, May 5, 2006
    • BoxcabE50
      Cool! It's a TA.

      Boxcab E50
    • HemiAdda2d
      One of a few built, right?
    • r_i_straw
      Yeah, Rock Island was the only railroad to get the TA. The 1200-HP 16 cylinder prime mover, the generator and electrical gear and the trucks were the same as for the UP M-10000 series but the body was unique to the RI.
    • BoxcabE50
      About half of a dozen built. Sure stand out, with the flush headlight. I've always wondered if WWII had not come along, if this carbody style, the nose, might have lasted a little longer.

      Boxcab E50
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