This is a high-quality reprint of the original Pruett Publishing Company book by Calvert Systems.
This title on Rock Island's motive power begins in 1933 with the second bankruptcy of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific and set the stage for the best era in modern times on the railroad. Included is the author's personal recollections of steam locomotive operations, freight trains and service, passenger trains and service and route descriptions.
Also included are records of locomotive assignments (1941 and 1947), roster information such as conversions to oil burning, feedwater heaters, stokers, siphons and boosters. Roundhouses and repair shops with number of stalls and turntable sizes make this a very interesting book.
Preface, pp. 1-2;
Rock Island Important Historical Dates 1847-1955, pp. 3-6;
Rock Island Steam Power 1933-1955, pp. 7-115;
Rosters of Steam Locomotives, pp. 116-120;
Steam Power Notes, pp. 121-123;
Summary of Steam Locomotives as of September 1, 1946, pp. 124-125;
System Distribution of Locomotives April 1, 1941, pp. 126-127;
System Distribution of Locomotives March 1, 1947, pg. 128;
Roundhouses and Locomotive Repair Shops, pg. 129;
Retirement of Sale Dates of Steam Locomotives, pp. 130-138;
Steam Locomotive Drawings, pp. 139-152;
First-Generation Diesel Locomotives 1930-1955, pp. 153-181;
Rosters of Diesel Locomotives, pp. 182-183;
Motor Cars 1933-1955, pp. 184-185;
Assignment of Diesel Locomotives and Motor Cars July 1, 1948, pp. 186-188;
Passenger Trains and Service, pp. 189-195;
Consists of Principal Passenger Trains January 5, 1948, pp. 196-197;
Freight Traffic and Service, pp. 198-202;
Rock Island Recollections, pp. 203-206;
Bibliography, pg. 207.
Calvert Systems, hard cover with jacket, 212 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., B&W photographs and diagrams.