RI Rock Island photos

r_i_straw Jan 29, 2023

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    Thanks for the clarification. Yeah, somewhere in my crusty old brain, I seem to recall that now. Amazing what one forgets when you get old. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    A string of "Al Capone" commuter cars behind an E8 in Chicago. Anglund Rock Island Collection.
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    Departing Chicago heading toward Blue Island and Joliet.
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    One of five Rock Island Whitcomb 44-Tonners, delivered summer 1940. The Rock Island also owned some Whitcomb 75 Tonners. Photo by Stanley Barriger.

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    Note the rerailing 'frogs' hung from the frame on each end of the engine. A whole lot of derailments on industrial area trackage that customers 'maintained'.
     
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    I think Larry Anglund took the photo somewhere near Bureau.
     
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    Eastbound Quad Cities Rocket, at Colona, IL, during the summer, 1977. The E-8 was not going to make it so a blue and white Geep was dispatched to help it to Chicago. Ron Scharer photo.
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    Wow, 4 different railroad switchers in one shot!
     
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    ... made by three different builders!
     
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    1106, an engine of the "New" Rock Island at KCS engine terminal, Gulfport, MS, July 2021.


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