Route of the Rockets: Rock Island in the Streamlined Era

Stout, Greg

Published by White River, 1997
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Synopsis: Fascinating history of the Rock Island Railroad and its 43 year effort to bring streamlined service to its customers. The author provides a detailed look at the Rock Island's fleet of streamliners which came from just about every major car and locomotive builder and embraced a diverse array of rolling stock. The author also analyses the valiant effort that the Rock Island and its employees made to succeed and how several external factors defeated them. With locomotive and passenger car rosters. Illustrated throughout with color photos. With bibliography. 176 pages with extensive index.

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Title: Route of the Rockets: Rock Island in the ...
Publisher: White River
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hardcover
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Book Description White River Productions, 1997. hardcover. Book Condition: New Condition. The streamlined era on the Rock Island lasted 43 years, beginning with the delivery of the first reborn Rockets in 1937 and ending well beyond Amtrak with a Notice of Embargo on Trains 5 and 6, and 11 and 12 effective January 1, 1979. During the era, the Rock Island ran an extensive fleet of streamliners in many hues, coming from just about every major car and locomotive builder, and embraced a diverse array of rolling stock. The Rock Island presented the traveling public with many fine passenger trains, including the original 1937 Rockets, the streamlined 1948 Golden State and the seasonal, short-lived Arizona Limited. This is their story. Includes a system map, passenger locomotive roster, streamlined passenger car roster, many photographs with extensive captions (56 in color!), bibliography and index. Contents: The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, pp. 4-11; Passenger Palette, pp. 12-13; Rebirth of the Rock Island-the 1937 Rockets, pp. 14-19; Most Unusual Rockets, The TEXAS ROCKET, The OKLAHOMA ROCKET, The KANSAS CITY ROCKET, pp. 20-31; Westward from Chicago. The PEORIA ROCKET, The JET ROCKET, pp. 32-51; Corn Country Rockets, The DES MOINES ROCKET, The CORN BELT ROCKET, The QUAD CITIES ROCKET, pp. 52-65; Mid-Continent Flyers, The KANSAS CITY ROCKET, The TWIN STAR ROCKET, pp. 66-81; Mile-High Rockets, The ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROCKET, The Kansas City-Denver ROCKET, The CORNHUSKER, pp. 82-103; Little Rockets, The Choctaw Route, pp. 104-117; Jim Crow Cars on the Rock Island, pp. 118-119; The Eldon Rocket', pp. 120-121; Rocketing Down the River, The ZEPHYR-ROCKET, pp. 122-129; Commuting on the Rock Island, pp. 130-137; Pride of the Fleet, The GOLDEN STATE, pp. 138-163; Sunbelt Chaser, The ARIZONA LIMITED, pp. 164-165; Rock Island Lines Passenger Diesel Power Roster, pp. 166-167; Rock Island Lines Streamlined Passenger Car Roster, pp. 168-171; Bibliography, Index, pp. 172-175. White River Productions, hardcover with jacket, 176 pages, 8.5 x 11 x .5 in., B&W and Color photographs, car and locomotive rosters, maps and diagrams. book. Bookseller Inventory # wrp001

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