Rock Island Power Volume 2 601-4909 by Robert J. Yanosey Morning Sun Books
Rock Island Power Volume 2 601-4909 by Robert J. Yanosey Morning Sun Books
Rock Island Power Volume 2 601-4909 by Robert J. Yanosey Morning Sun Books
Rock Island Power Volume 2 601-4909 by Robert J. Yanosey Morning Sun Books
Rock Island Power Volume 2 601-4909 by Robert J. Yanosey Morning Sun Books

Rock Island Power Volume 2 601-4909 by Robert J. Yanosey Morning Sun Books

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Rock Island Power Volume 2 601-4909 by Robert J. Yanosey Morning Sun Books
 
Rock Island Power Volume 2 601-4909 by Robert J. Yanosey Morning Sun Books
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
128 pages
Copyright 2015

INTRODUCTION 3
SUMMARY OF DIESELS 3
DIESELS 601-677
TA4
E8B 6
DL109 8
DL107 12
E3A 14
E6A 16
E7A 22
E7B 28E8A 32
E9A 42
F7A 44
DESELS 700-799
NW1 48
S2 49
RIHH900 50
S2 50
RS1 51
AB6 52
VO1000 56
NW256
SW958
NW259
112T 59
Diesels 800-840
LS8 60
S8 61
SW862
DIESELS 900-949
SW90066
SW120067
SW150067
Diesels 1000-1016
75DE12b 68
Diesels 1200-1311
GP7 70
DIESELS 1312-1353
GP9 78
GP18 801
DIESELS 3000-3006
GP4Om 84
DIESELS 4100-4168
F9Bm85
DIESELS 4200-4209 GP7
Diesels 4300-4379
GP38-2     89
Diesels 4421-4555
GP7m / GP9m  94
LIESELS 45o2-4599
U30C ...100
DIESELS 4700-4799
GP40  ...102
SD40-2 .104
DIESELS 4800-4804 SW1 .,.106
DIESELS 4900-4909
NW2  ,107
LUGS 50-999 .108
MOTOR CARS . ,110
RDC's  ...114
LEASED DIESELS ...116
DISPOSITIONS .118

In the 1960s and '70s, those railroads considered "prosperous" were a joy to watch. With all the precision that years of investment and top caliber management could muster, a rail enthusiast could only marvel at the fast manifests charging uphill at UP's Sherman Hill or long coal trains snaking through the Alleghenies on the C&O and N&W.Yet the other side of the spectrum - the less prosperous roads - was also great fun to follow. In the East, it was the Erie Lackawanna; the far West, Western Pacific; the Southwest, M-K-T; and the South, Seaboard Air Line. All colorful, but marginal at best.
In the Midwest, the choice was the Rock Island. Down on its luck, making do with whatever it could scrape together, operating a plethora of exotic diesels - these were all attributes anathema to stockholders but beloved by ail enthusiasts. Struggling just to stay afloat, it became clear by 1965 that the company goal was simply to remain intact until relief arrived in the form of merger with the prosperous Union Pacific.The Rock Island had traditionally been one of UP's major eastern connections, so it only seemed natural that Uncle Pete would be its knight in shining armor, eventually taking over and rebuilding the Rock as the eastern gateway it had always sought. Unfortunately, it was not going to happen, as a decade of delays had made the Rock Island into an old hag by the late 1970s. Union Pacific had little recourse but to walk away. Our power review ends in this volume: a tribute to the road's valiant attempt to keep the trains moving through years of turbulence.

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