Return to the citadel of exotic diesels as the amazing roster of Rock Island is unfolded in the all-color 128-page book. Steam is prominent too as the story of RIs ups-and-downs is described through almost 200 vintage photographs of trains and operations throughout the huge multi-state system.
Includes a summary of steam and diesel locomotives in the time period of 1948-1964. The last of steam (and clean!), the new Rockets, Doodlebugs and exotic diesels are all presented.
Morning Sun Books, hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., Color photographs with captions.