Friday, February 23, 2007

A picture postcard of the Rock Island Railroads "Peoria Rocket" passenger train.

This is a picture postcard of the Rock Island Railroads's Peoria Rocket passenger train.

When Amtrak went into operation on May 1st 1971 and took over several railroads passenger train operations, The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, along with the Southern Railway, and the Denver and Rio Grande Western decided to not join Amtrak, and ran their own passenger trains.

The Rock Island ran this passenger train between Chicago and Peoria Illinois until December of 1978.

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