Rock Island Railroad: Travel on the Rockets

Rock Island Railroad: Travel on the Rockets

by John Kelly
     
 

The popular Rock Island Railroad stretched from Chicago to Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas with passenger and freight service, and included the Peoria Rocket, Des Moines Rocket, Quad City Rocket, Texas Rocket, Kansas City Rocket, Twin Star Rocket, Zephyr-Rocket, Rocky Mountain

Overview

The popular Rock Island Railroad stretched from Chicago to Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas with passenger and freight service, and included the Peoria Rocket, Des Moines Rocket, Quad City Rocket, Texas Rocket, Kansas City Rocket, Twin Star Rocket, Zephyr-Rocket, Rocky Mountain Rocket, the flagship Golden State between Chicago and Los Angeles, and suburban commuter service in Chicago. Included are system map, timetables, travel brochures and full-color section of Rock Island depots and stations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583882658
Publisher:
Enthusiast Books
Publication date:
10/15/2010
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,338,251
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

John Kelly grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin where his father’s best friend was an engineer on the Chicago & North Western. John has been collecting railroad photos, timetables and dining car menus for 20 years and has a large collection. In addition, he has written on railroad history for Trains magazine, Trains.com, Vintage Rails and Passenger Train Journal, and has authored a half dozen other photographic books on vintage trains. John lives in Madison, Wisconsin where he is employed by the Wisconsin Technical College system as a computer technician.

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