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Rock Island Locomotive Portfolio 1950-1980

Product Manufacturer: Morning Sun Books
Manufacturer Model: 4910
Store Item Number: MSB4910
Quantity In Stock: 2

Rock Island Locomotive Portfolio 1950-1980

To say the Rock Island’s locomotive roster was unique is an understatement – from the unorthodox purchasing of 44-tonners from Davenport and Whitcomb rather than then-standard General Electric, to the late Alco-era C-415 switcher model and EMD (and EMC) TA and AB models, to the standard E7 and E8 designs. Alco cab and booster units, re-engined by EMD, oddball Lima 800 HP LS800 models, and other abnormalities made The Rock a railfan’s paradise in the 1960s-70s. Running on a shoestring budget in later years, the Rock Island acquired used locomotives from many sources, often through local supplier Precision National Corporation and suitor Union Pacific RR. Diesel fans will enjoy exploring the roster of this railfan legend with diesel authority Steve Timko.

Made In: United States

Product Condition: New

Product Type: Book > Softcover Book
Rock Island (Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific)
Rock Island (Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific)

Author(s): Stephen M. Timko
Number of Pages: 96
Publication Date: November 2018
Age Group: adult