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11/13/2019
 
 
 
 
 
By:Ken Roble
Dates:1/1/1970 - 4/30/1980
Album Info:Images of the Rock Island I have collected over the years.
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CRIP 0933
Title:  CRIP 0933
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/1/1970  Upload Date: 7/26/2004 5:28:10 PM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 933(SW1200)
Views:  775   Comments: 0
RI 1333
Title:  RI 1333
Description:  RI 1333 at the engine facility at Silvis, IL
Photo Date:  7/24/1971  Upload Date: 7/25/2004 10:59:31 PM
Location:  Silvis, IA
Author:  Unknown
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 1333(GP18)
Views:  1521   Comments: 1
RI 1330 at Silvis, IL
Title:  RI 1330 at Silvis, IL
Description:  RI 1330 at Silvis, IL
Photo Date:  7/4/1973  Upload Date: 7/25/2004 10:59:29 PM
Location:  Silvis, IA
Author:  Gary L Powell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 1330(GP9)
Views:  931   Comments: 1
RI 811 ( to Standard Steel #811 in 1981)
Title:  RI 811 ( to Standard Steel #811 in 1981)
Description:  RI 811 doing switching chores at Little Rock.
Photo Date:  2/3/1974  Upload Date: 7/26/2004 5:28:10 PM
Location:  Little Rock, AR
Author:  Unknown
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 811(SW8)
Views:  895   Comments: 0
RI 935
Title:  RI 935
Description:  RI 935
Photo Date:  4/18/1975  Upload Date: 7/25/2004 10:59:31 PM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  Gary L Powell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 935(SW1200)
Views:  560   Comments: 0
RI 4708
Title:  RI 4708
Description:  RI GP40 4708, one of many that were financed by Union Pacific in anticipation of the UP/RI merger. Union Pacific had pulled out of the merger preceedings saying they could afford the repairs of the ailing Rock Island by this time. The 4708 was retained by UP after shutdown.
Photo Date:  11/20/1975  Upload Date: 3/13/2007 10:40:36 AM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4708(GP40)
Views:  460   Comments: 0
RI 4791  later ICG 6041 to EMD 6041 after shutdown
Title:  RI 4791 later ICG 6041 to EMD 6041 after shutdown
Description:  4791 at the engine facility at Peach Yard.
Photo Date:  11/1/1976  Upload Date: 2/20/2004 5:21:37 PM
Location:  Fort Worth, TX
Author:  Bledsoe Rail Slides
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4791(SD40-2)
Views:  2150   Comments: 1
Rock 4522
Title:  Rock 4522
Description:  Rock 4522 on a cold December in Iowa
Photo Date:  12/28/1976  Upload Date: 2/6/2005 6:31:48 PM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4522(GP7R)
Views:  1042   Comments: 1
Rock 4302 (to MP/UP 2240, now UP 740)
Title:  Rock 4302 (to MP/UP 2240, now UP 740)
Description:  By this date the Rock was 2 years into bankrupcy, but by the looks of this consist, it looks like the Ingram administration is making a turn around for the Rock.
Photo Date:  5/29/1977  Upload Date: 7/25/2004 10:59:31 PM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4302(GP38-2)
Views:  1495   Comments: 0
Rock 4310 "The American Railfan"  (to MP/UP 2248 now UP 748)
Title:  Rock 4310 "The American Railfan" (to MP/UP 2248 now UP 748)
Description:  A consist of new Rock GP38-2s 4310, 4325 and 4302 in the lead leaves Des Moines, IA. Two years into bankruptcy, but making an valient attempt of staying afloat.
Photo Date:  5/29/1977  Upload Date: 7/26/2004 5:28:10 PM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4310(GP38-2)
Views:  1750   Comments: 0
RI 1332
Title:  RI 1332
Description:  RI GP7 1332 leads a RI train at FtWorth, TX
Photo Date:  11/1/1977  Upload Date: 2/20/2004 5:21:37 PM
Location:  Fort Worth, TX
Author:  Bledsoe Rail Slides
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 1332(GP9) CRIP 4311(GP38-2)
Views:  2247   Comments: 1
RI 4459  to C&NW 4116 after shutdown
Title:  RI 4459 to C&NW 4116 after shutdown
Description:  RI 4459 with Rock GP7s helping with this train at Tower 55.
Photo Date:  11/1/1977  Upload Date: 2/20/2004 5:21:37 PM
Location:  Fort Worth, TX
Author:  Bledsoe Rail Slides
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4459(GP7R)
Views:  1383   Comments: 0
RI 440
Title:  RI 440
Description:  RI 440 at RI's Peach Yard
Photo Date:  5/1/1978  Upload Date: 7/26/2004 5:28:10 PM
Location:  Fort Worth, TX
Author:  Jerry Bosanek
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 440(GP7)
Views:  758   Comments: 2
RI 4705
Title:  RI 4705
Description:  RI 4705 at the engine shop in the last days of the Rock
Photo Date:  2/3/1979  Upload Date: 2/6/2005 6:31:47 PM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4705(GP40)
Views:  667   Comments: 0
ROCK 4321, RI 4794 and 4792
Title:  ROCK 4321, RI 4794 and 4792
Description:  A trio of RI power at Des Moines. ROCK 4321 (later MP 2259, then UP 2259 re#UP 759), RI SD40-2s 4794 (to ICG 6044, later EMD 6044), RI 4792 (to ICG 6042 later EMD 6042).
Photo Date:  4/15/1979  Upload Date: 3/13/2007 10:40:38 AM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4321(GP38-2)
Views:  658   Comments: 0
RI units
Title:  RI units
Description:  Rock 4321, RI 4794 and 4797 at Des Moines, IA. By now the Rock was under KCT management.
Photo Date:  4/15/1979  Upload Date: 2/6/2005 6:31:47 PM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4321(GP38-2)
Views:  877   Comments: 0
RI 4454
Title:  RI 4454
Description:  Rock 4454 at the engine facility at El Reno, OK
Photo Date:  12/30/1979  Upload Date: 2/6/2005 6:31:48 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4454(GP7R)
Views:  1215   Comments: 0
RI 4712 Returned  to UP 600-651 at shutdown
Title:  RI 4712 Returned to UP 600-651 at shutdown
Description:  RI GP40 4712 was at Peach Yard in the waining months of the Rock Island's existance as a common carrier.
Photo Date:  1/1/1980  Upload Date: 2/20/2004 5:21:37 PM
Location:  Fort Worth, TX
Author:  Bledsoe Rail Slides
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4712(GP40)
Views:  1228   Comments: 0
RI 292 at Peach Yard
Title:  RI 292 at Peach Yard
Description:  RI U33B 292 with a white nose with the final logo applied to it. It may have suffered wreck damage and was painted this way after the repairs. The exact day is unknown.
Photo Date:  1/1/1980  Upload Date: 12/7/2010 9:04:34 PM
Location:  Fort Worth, TX
Author:  Ken Roble
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CRIP 292(U33B)
Views:  926   Comments: 1
RI 538
Title:  RI 538
Description:  RI 538 with weather beaten paint at RI's engine facility at Armourdale Yard. This would be the last winter for the Rock island.
Photo Date:  1/12/1980  Upload Date: 7/26/2004 5:28:10 PM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Unknown
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 538(SW1)
Views:  862   Comments: 2
RI 4795 and ROCK 4345
Title:  RI 4795 and ROCK 4345
Description:  RI SD40-2 4795 (later ICG 6045, then EMD 6045) and ROCK GP38-2 4345 (later MP 2283, then UP 2283 later re#783) at Carlisle, IA. This would be the last winter for the Rock.
Photo Date:  2/10/1980  Upload Date: 3/13/2007 10:40:37 AM
Location:  Carlisle, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4795(SD40-2)
Views:  1156   Comments: 0
RI 908
Title:  RI 908
Description:  RI 908 awaits its final days
Photo Date:  2/10/1980  Upload Date: 2/6/2005 6:31:47 PM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 908(SW900)
Views:  775   Comments: 0
RI 4791 to ICG 6041 after shutdown then to EMD 6041 in the late '80s
Title:  RI 4791 to ICG 6041 after shutdown then to EMD 6041 in the late '80s
Description:  RI SD40-2 4791 leads a Rock Island freight on a cold February day. Notice the derailed Rock covered hopper to the right of the train. Derailments were not uncommon in RI's last years due to lack of money and deferred maintenance.
Photo Date:  2/10/1980  Upload Date: 2/20/2004 5:21:37 PM
Location:  Carlisle, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4791(SD40-2)
Views:  2620   Comments: 5
RI 418
Title:  RI 418
Description:  It was February 25, 1980 and the shutdown date was just about a month off as 418 and Rock 4516 wait out there final days.
Photo Date:  2/25/1980  Upload Date: 7/25/2004 10:59:31 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 418(C415) CRIP 4516(GP7R)
Views:  1073   Comments: 2
RI 1341
Title:  RI 1341
Description:  This RI GP18 survived in maroon up to the end, the date the slide was taken.
Photo Date:  3/28/1980  Upload Date: 7/25/2004 10:59:31 PM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 1341(GP18)
Views:  1120   Comments: 0
the Rock on the last day of regular operations.
Title:  the Rock on the last day of regular operations.
Description:  RI SW1200 923; ROCK GP7 4542 and ROCK GP38-2 4351 on final days of regular operations.
Photo Date:  3/28/1980  Upload Date: 12/7/2010 9:03:30 PM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CRIP 923(SW1200) CRIP 4542(GP7R) CRIP 4351(GP38-2)
Views:  884   Comments: 0
ROCK 945
Title:  ROCK 945
Description:  A flag falls, by this day the ROCK was shutdown and a sad day in railroad history. The ROCK 945 found a new lease on life at Kennecott Copper re#715 in 1982.
Photo Date:  3/28/1980  Upload Date: 3/13/2007 10:40:39 AM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 945(SW1500)
Views:  1233   Comments: 0
Rock units
Title:  Rock units
Description:  A line of Rock locomotives awaiting disposition two days before the official shutdown on March 31, 1980.
Photo Date:  3/28/1980  Upload Date: 2/6/2005 6:31:47 PM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4314(GP38-2)
Views:  1315   Comments: 0
RI train
Title:  RI train
Description:  Rock 4351 fronts a train two days before the closure of the railroad.
Photo Date:  3/28/1980  Upload Date: 2/6/2005 6:31:47 PM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4351(GP38-2)
Views:  1227   Comments: 0
RI Deadline
Title:  RI Deadline
Description:  A dead line of locomotives awaits disposition after shutdown.
Photo Date:  4/27/1980  Upload Date: 2/6/2005 6:31:47 PM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 1344(GP18) CRIP 1336(GP18)
Views:  1803   Comments: 1
Rock dead line
Title:  Rock dead line
Description:  Its been 28 days after the Rock ceased to be a online shipper, a long line of geeps await disposition.
Photo Date:  4/27/1980  Upload Date: 2/6/2005 6:31:48 PM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4502(GP7R) CRIP 4506(GP7R)
Views:  1603   Comments: 1
Rock 4530
Title:  Rock 4530
Description:  Rock 4530 awaits disposition 28 days after the road closed down.
Photo Date:  4/27/1980  Upload Date: 2/6/2005 6:31:48 PM
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4530(GP7R)
Views:  878   Comments: 0
ROCK SW8 838
Title:  ROCK SW8 838
Description:  ROCK SW8 838 was assigned to the "Little Rock Lines" in the final years. The unit was contracted out to be painted in the blue and white, hence the unofficial style "R" logo. Awaiting disposition after shutdown. Notice the exhaust stack is capped off and the bell is missing.
Photo Date:  12/20/1980  Upload Date: 12/7/2010 9:06:54 PM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CRIP 838(SW8)
Views:  716   Comments: 0
Rock 816
Title:  Rock 816
Description:  Rock 816 awaits disposition a year after shutdown
Photo Date:  4/11/1981  Upload Date: 2/6/2005 6:31:48 PM
Location:  Silvis, IL
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 816(SW8)
Views:  902   Comments: 1
RI 394
Title:  RI 394
Description:  Former Rock Island GP40 at MK Boise, ID
Photo Date:  8/13/1982  Upload Date: 2/6/2005 6:31:47 PM
Location:  Boise, ID
Author:  James Mischke
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 394(GP40)
Views:  905   Comments: 0
RI 830
Title:  RI 830
Description:  After the Rock ceased operations on March 31, 1980, the RI trustees had this SW8 and an GP7 painted in Rock blue and white for "clean up" operations on the Southern Division.
Photo Date:  1/29/1984  Upload Date: 7/26/2004 5:28:10 PM
Location:  Hodges, TX
Author:  Unknown
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 830(SW8)
Views:  883   Comments: 1
ROCK 373 in blue/white scheme
Title:  ROCK 373 in blue/white scheme
Description:  When the ROCK shut down UP repossed a number of GP40s they had financed for the RI in anticipaction of a merger. This was the only GP40 to receive ROCK blue/white.
Photo Date:  9/1/1984  Upload Date: 9/2/2005 4:19:10 PM
Location:  Little Rock, AR
Author:  Ron Estes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 373(GP40)
Views:  1347   Comments: 1


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