There's a Thrill Riding Rocket's Cab by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Back in 1939, an associate editor of the Tulsa Tribune took a cab ride on a Rock Island Rocket. TA photography includes exhibition and in-service exterior and interior shots.
Sister Act by Ann Smith, Marion Mitchell, and Verna M. May
Ann, Marion, and Verna all worked as clerks on the RI's Illinois Division. Lots of inside info and a nice bit about the RI Chorus. Photography from the ladies' collections.
Postmarked: Wichita, Kansas by Howard Runft
TextThe story of W&OV RR No. 1 as transformed by the RI into their No. 9; "Rest of the Story" sidebar wraps it up.
ROCK ISLAND MODELER: Paint your Covered Wagons by Jon Jordison
The Rock had many schemes for their E6, E7, and FAs. John tells you how to repaint a Geep, too.
CLASSIC ROCK: Don Ball
Killer photos from Don Ball's collection
Rock Collecting: Kitbash a Business Car by R. J. Barton
Bart tells the story of how he and wife Jane transformed a 300-series coach into their private railcar. Lots on in-progress photos!
All the letters to the Editor that's fit to print.