RI Rock Island photos

r_i_straw Jan 29, 2023

  1. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Them new Rock boxcars are beautiful!!:cool::cool::cool:
     
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  2. r_i_straw

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    This old trooper went on to serve Iowa Interstate for a number of years. Here shown in 1976. Larry Anglund photo.
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  3. BoxcabE50

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    I am wondering if this one one of many units run through a CRP? Chopped nose, etc?
     
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  4. r_i_straw

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    The old steam era turn table in Peoria. It was later moved to a tourist operation in Monticello, Illinois. Larry Anglund photo.
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  5. Kurt Moose

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  6. r_i_straw

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    Must have run out of blue and white paint.
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  7. Hytec

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    Members of the Board couldn't agree on which design and each side refused to budge. LOL
     
  8. Doug Gosha

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    "We're going bankrupt!" "No, we're NOT!" Yes, we ARE!" No, we're NOT!"...

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  9. Point353

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    There were only enough funds available to repaint just the cab and front hood.
     
  10. Kurt Moose

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    Probably the only good running loco that day, had to get it back out on the line!:cautious:
     
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  11. BoxcabE50

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    Someone needs to ask a RI researcher for the story here!
     
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  12. r_i_straw

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    Started out as a "Whale Back" oil tender off a steam locomotive. 1979 photo by Larry Anglund.
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  13. Kurt Moose

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    Yeah, cause it was like that for awhile, front end is dirty already.

    Overspray on the lead truck too, didn't mask it off very well, rush job....:X3:
     
  14. r_i_straw

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    The depot at Grinnell, Iowa in 1979. Larry Anglund photo.
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    Located east of Des Moines, Grinnell, IA's depot as seen in better days. The M&St.L. crossed the CRI&P here.

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  16. r_i_straw

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    Steam powered Big Hook. Larry Anglund photo.
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    The Twin Star Rocket departing Dallas in 1951. Roger S. Plummer photo.
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  18. BoxcabE50

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    I was just perusing some older issues of N Scale Railroading magazine. In the March/April of 2015 issue, (Page 38), is a nice article by our own Jim Wiggin, about modeling this unit. Interesting information?
     
  19. r_i_straw

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    Souvenir from one of my time machine trips when I worked on the Rock Island for a while.
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  20. Kurt Moose

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    That's cool!!

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