A Nicely Done E by Philip A. Weibler
The story of No. 630’s role in push-pull service on Chicago’s suburban line. Includes diagram sheets and rare Silvis ‘shopping’ photos.
The Rest of the Story Just Got a Little Bit Longer by Stephen A. Esposito
The story of W&OV RR No. 1 as transformed by the RI into their old No. 9 continues with our reader’s photos of the RI’s 100-Year Celebration Display Train, both on rails and loaded on flatcars for the trip to Wisconsin.
Includes a sidebar of Jim Neubauer’s recollections.
College, The 2:52, & the Mongoose by Richard R. Gill
The frathouse boys learn that when Dick says a train just wrecked, he’s not kidding!
ROCK ISLAND MODELER: High Hood Hot Rod by David Vande Casteele
All the info you need to kitbash your own NW1. David’s comprehensive article and model photography is accompanied by prototype photos and data sheets from our readers
We have 3 great shots! One is of a circa 1911 shot of the Colorado Flyer crosses the Osage River on a pin-connected 14-panel Pennsylvania bridge through truss.; the second photo is in McFarland Kansas in 1951 of No. 889; and the third is a 1961 shot of the Kansas City Rocket leaving Kansas City.
RI memorabilia comes in all forms and shapes. Thanks to the efforts of Retro Metro Oklahoma City, a local historical group working in conjunction with the Oklahoma Railway Museum and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, the RI herald that graced the Robinson Street railroad bridge. See some great as-it-happened photos of the 7,600-pound cement logo being cut out of the bridge and transported to the museum.
Meanwhile back at the museum, CRI&P Caboose No. 17834 becomes a movie star in the 2011 release of Bringing Up Bobby. Includes on-location interior and exterior shots.
All the letters to the Editor that's fit to print.