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Rock Island the Rockets Defy Discontinuance
The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad was so impoverished when Amtrak started up in May 1971 that it could not afford to turn its long distance trains over to the new national passenger system. Instead, its four long distance intrastate trains; the two "Quad Cities" to and from Moline on the main line and the "Peorian" serving the Peoria Branch, continued to roll in and out of Chicago's deteriorating LaSalle Street Station even as the terminal had its train shed roof removed and the daily trains became shorter and shorter. These were all that remained of the once-proud Rock Island Rockets that included the Rocky Mountain Rocket to Denver and Colorado Springs, and a timetable full of other trains. Some fans still referred to the remaining trains by their earlier Rocket names. Meanwhile Metra, the Chicago Commuter Rail Service Authority, took over responsibility for the suburban trains run over the tracks of the Rock Island and most other Chicago land railroads. Roger Koenig was there with his Super Eight sound movie camera recording the slow decline of the Quad Cities and Peorian, and the Rock Island system. Equipment Covered: Commuter Trains, FP-Units, Peorian, Rockets, Quad Cities, E-Units, F-Units, U-Boats, GP-7. 63 min.
$29.95
$23.50
 
Steam on the Northern Pacific
Follow the Northern Pacific as it displays a tremendous amount of steam in the 40's. This original film, transferred to video and Digitally enhanced, documents many of the fine locos found operating in regular service. This DVD is for steam fans everywhere! You'll see some incredible train wrecks, snow scenes and gobs of locomotives such as 2-6-2's, 2-8-2's, 4-6-0's, 4-6-2's, 4-8-4's, articulateds, switchers and much more! Mostly Color. 60 min.
$24.95
$19.95
 
The Rock Island
'The Rock Island Line Was a Mighty Fine Line' Here was a railroad of song and legend. What was the Rock Island Railroad really like' You can see for yourself.
This action DVD depicts the fast moving trains of the Rock Island from the 1950's into the 1970's. See the pulsating passenger and freight trains as they maintain the proud, dynamic heritage of a great Midwest railroad. See grand old diesel locomotives that no longer exist.
This DVD shows the Rock Island's last years in the sun, because starting in 1965, the railroad lost money until it closed permanently in 1980. With this exciting video, you can relive those glory days of 'A Mighty Fine Line' 60 min.
$24.95
$19.95
 
This was the Rock Island
“The Rock Island Line was a mighty fine line.” The musical ditty aside, there was something special about the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad that set it apart from other rail carriers. Maybe it was the image of an underdog, surrounded on all sides by larger, more powerful—and richer—railroads. Maybe it was its short, fast passenger trains—appropriately named “Rockets”—barreling across the Western Prairies. Maybe it was the granger railroad, quietly and effectively going about serving its customers. Roger Koenig grew up in Brainerd on Chicago’s South Side. It was the first stop at ground level on the Rock Island’s Suburban Branch after leaving the main line at Gresham Junction. He often rode into the city on its trains. Roger worked for two summers as an office boy for the railroad, and built his first home in Oak Forest on the main line to Joliet. His summer home was near the Peoria Branch. No wonder the Rock Island became his favorite railroad. This is Roger’s fast-moving movie kaleidoscope of The Rock during its final six years, from 1974 until shortly before the railroad shut down forever on March 31st, 1980. Equipment Covered: New Southern Pacific Units, Commuter Trains, FP-Units, Peorian, Rockets, Quad Cities, E-Units, Alcos, E-6, F-Units, U-Boats, Reveler Observation Car, E-9's, GP-7, GP38-2's. 72 min.
$29.95
$23.50

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