RI Rock Island photos

r_i_straw Jan 29, 2023

  1. r_i_straw

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    A Consolidation at the Exell helium plant in Masterson, Texas north of Amarillo. Date and photographer unknown.
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    Oh that's a great shot! (y)
     
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    From April 1980 at Chicago's LaSalle Street Station.

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    Yeah, wow. I couldn't figure out how they found color film that fast in 1938. But I was still fooled.
     
  9. r_i_straw

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    TA 602 was out of service in on Feb. 7, 1938 when Rock Island 47 had to pull the Budd built train set for the Texas Rocket. Houston Union Station. Photo: H. J. Heaney, from Joe Thomas Collection, Railroad and Heritage Museum, Temple, Texas.
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    I was looking for that very shot and couldn't find it! That's my favorite Rock Island pic by far.
     
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    Kansas City Rocket, an EMC, TA powered Rock Island Budd built trainset in about 1937. Tom Marsh collection.
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    Rock Island's DL-109 #621 was re-engined by EMD. What a beast!

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    A beautiful shot by Don Crimmin at Chicago's LaSalle Street Station. The tall building directly behind the station's head house is the Chicago Board of Trade, the tallest in Chicago until the mid-1960s.

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    Let's hope the bondholder got paid. The image is too small to read the year or terms with any certainty.

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    Wow, the Twin Star Rocket in Houston. Next to it is probably the California Special, Santa Fe train 66 about to leave Houston at 6:45PM for Clovis, New Mexico, where they connected with the San Francisco Chief.
     
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    As a kid I always hated to see a train with car after car of mail and express - I wanted to see the streamlined beauty of each carriers trains.

    As a adult I came to realize that all that mail and express was the money maker that kept all the streamliners operating, without mail and express passenger railroading was a money pit.
     
  19. r_i_straw

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    @acptulsa says this is a GE critter. So I will go with that.
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    50 tonner?
     

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