Jan 29, 2023
Them new Rock boxcars are beautiful!!
This old trooper went on to serve Iowa Interstate for a number of years. Here shown in 1976. Larry Anglund photo.
I am wondering if this one one of many units run through a CRP? Chopped nose, etc?
The old steam era turn table in Peoria. It was later moved to a tourist operation in Monticello, Illinois. Larry Anglund photo.
Must have run out of blue and white paint.
Members of the Board couldn't agree on which design and each side refused to budge. LOL
"We're going bankrupt!" "No, we're NOT!" Yes, we ARE!" No, we're NOT!"...
There were only enough funds available to repaint just the cab and front hood.
Probably the only good running loco that day, had to get it back out on the line!
Someone needs to ask a RI researcher for the story here!
Started out as a "Whale Back" oil tender off a steam locomotive. 1979 photo by Larry Anglund.
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....
The depot at Grinnell, Iowa in 1979. Larry Anglund photo.
Located east of Des Moines, Grinnell, IA's depot as seen in better days. The M&St.L. crossed the CRI&P here.
Steam powered Big Hook. Larry Anglund photo.
The Twin Star Rocket departing Dallas in 1951. Roger S. Plummer photo.
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?
Souvenir from one of my time machine trips when I worked on the Rock Island for a while.