ROCK ISLAND GP-7's

zinker55 Apr 3, 2000

  1. zinker55

    zinker55 TrainBoard Member

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    Hey guys I have found a great way to make (at least in N scale) a perfect low nosed GP-7 for the Rock.I took an Atlas long hood off of a GP-7 and fit it to a LL GP-20.The cab of the 20 will hold the two pieces together and the Atlas clips on the long hood fit the LL frame.What I need now are pictures of the ROCK low nosed GP-7's. ANY help would be appreciated.I will be at the Galesburg RR day's with these unit's.I am a member of the Bloomington-Normal N Track club.Hope to see you there!!!!!!

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    LONG LIVE THE ROCK!!!!!!




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  2. LittleGiant

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    Royal Blue,

    I will go through my files of Rock slides and see if I can find a low nose GP 7. If you want to contact me off list feel free to do so.

    LittleGiant
    harryg@galesburg.net
     
  3. AFN

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    HI
    The Rock Island had only one low nose gp-7 number 1275. They also had one low nose gp-9 number 1321. I never saw the 1321 in person but the 1275 made frequent trips through Illinois in the 70's. Before the Blue and White scheme and renumbering it wore maroon with yellow ends with "stacked" block lettering that is Rock over Island on the long hoods. I have several photos of it but have no way to get them on here. Also the top of the short hood was maroon. HOpe this is of some help.
     
  4. zinker55

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    Thanks AFN I didn't know about the GP-9.I finally found a ROCK book, the old Extra 2200
    softcover on the Rock.Looks like I have some more choppin to do!!! Thanks again.


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  5. AFN

    AFN TrainBoard Member

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    What issue is that of Extra 2200. I used to receive them but do not have the Rock Island one?
     
  6. zinker55

    zinker55 TrainBoard Member

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    The softcover book I was referring to is the book by Louis A. Marre.It was published by Railfax the publishers of Extra 2200 south.The date on the book is 1982, I don't know if it's still in print. GOOD LUCK!!!!

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  7. AFN

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    OK Got that book. I was thinking maybe extra 2200 south might have done a series on the Rock Island as they have done for other railroads. Thanks.
     

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