Combined research by the authors has produced the most comprehensive review of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific's steam locomotive century. More than a roster, this is a class-by-class story of engines and facilities on a railroad that contributed generously to locomotive progress. From the early 4-4-0s to the modern 4-8-4s and the locomotives added to the roster by Rock Island's acquisitions of other railroads, this is a very good book at a great price. Includes over 100 large b&w photographs, rosters of each class, listing of facilities and diagrams.
The Rock Island Railroad: A Brief History, pp. 2-5;
Early Power, pp. 6-31;
American (4-4-0) Type, pp. 32-47;
Ten-Wheeler (4-6-0) Type; pp. 48-57;
Mogul (2-6-0) and Related Types, pp. 58-61;
Consolidation (2-8-0) Type, pp. 62-75;
Atlantic or Chautauqua (4-4-2) Type, pp. 76-79;
Pacific (4-6-2) Type, pp. 80-87;
Mikado (2-8-2) Type, pp. 88-97;
Mountain (4-8-2) Type, pp. 98-103;
Santa Fe (2-10-2) Type, pp. 104-107;
Northern (4-8-4) Type, pp. 108-113;
Switching Power, pp. 114-123;
Motive Power Equipment and Facilities, pp. 124-136;
Index of Locomotives by Number, pp. 137-138;
Index of Predecessor Lines, pp. 139-140.
Edson Publications, laminated hardcover, 140 pages, 11 x 8.75 x .5 in., b&w photographs and illustrations, roster information and other data.