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The Rock Island & Peoria Railway: The Peoria Route
The Rock Island & Peoria Railway: The Peoria Route

The Rock Island & Peoria Railway: The Peoria Route

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Part Number:cs229

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hard cover

Wade A. Calvert

Calvert Systems, 2006


This is a comprehensive history of a railroad that operated between Pekin, Illinois, Peoria to Rock Island with branches south of the Quad Cities. The Rock Island & Peoria Railway was eventually acquired by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific.

Inside are charts, maps, equipment rosters, drawings, timetables, locomotives and depots. This is a historical work with b&w photographs documenting the story from the early days to the end.

Introduction, 1898 Map of Illinois, pp. 4-7;
The Rock Island & Peoria Rail Road Company, pp. 8-11;
Coal Valley Mining Company, pp. 12-23;
Building the Peoria Route, 1867-1871, pp. 24-35;
Stations Along the Line, pp. 36-106;
What it Was Like in the Day, pp. 107-121;
The Cables of Rock Island and Their Friends, pp. 122-135;
Rolling Stock, pp. 136-158;
Wrecks on the RI&P, pp. 159-160.

Calvert Systems, hard cover, 162 pages, 6.25 x 9.25 x .5 in., b&w photographs, maps, illustrations and reproductions.

ISBN: 978-0965027229

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