Friday, February 23, 2007

A picture postcard of a Rock Island Railroad freight diesel in the red and yellow color scheme. Silvis Illinois USA. 1980.

This is a picture postcard of a Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad diesel locomotive.

This postcard scene was photographed in the early spring of 1980, at the Rock Island's diesel locomotive shops at Silvis Illinois USA.

The picture was taken not long after the Rock Island had gone defunct in early 1980. The locomotive is an EMD SD -40 -2 in the bright red and yellow color scheme that was introduced during the early 1970's.

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