ROCK ISLAND

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 RI - Rock Island
Includes listings for Des Moines Iowa Falls & Northern Rwy.  Also see Metra listings.
  • BUSINESS CARS
  • MOTOR CARS
  • BUDD RDC CARS
  • RI Jet rocket ACF articulated coach - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI Jet Rocket articulated lounge tail car - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI Jet Rocket ACF articulated lounge tail car - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI Big Ben - (ex-D&RGW 1248, nee-C&O 1875) Budd dome - coach rblt. from dome - coach observation, owned by Butterworth Tours and leased to the CRIP. (UPPER MIDWEST CYCLING)
  • RI Big Ben - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI Big Ben - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RI Big Ben - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RI Clover Garland - (ex-PULL, nee-Coburn) HW Plan 4036A 8 Sect - 5 DBR rblt. from Plan Plan 2411B 12 Sect - 1 Comp - 1 DR.
  • RI Estes Park - HW lounge solarium observation. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION)
  • RI Golden Desert - (ex-PULL 201) PS LW Plan 4069H 4 DBR - 4 Comp - 2 DR. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI Golden Dial - (ex-PULL 218, nee-Imperial Guard) PS LW 4 DBR - 4 Comp - 2 DR. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI Golden Dream - (ex-PULL 209, nee-Imperial Clipper) PS LW 4 Comp - 4 DBR - 2 DR. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI Golden Fleece - (ex-PULL 217, nee-Imperial Clipper) PS LW 4 Comp - 4 DBR - 2 DR. (ROCK ISLAND TECHNICAL SOCIETY)
  • RI Golden Horizon - PS corrugated 8 Rmt - 6 DBR. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI Golden Journey - PS corrugated 8 Rmt - 6 DBR, as Nacionales de Mexico.
  • RI Golden Journey - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI Golden Sunset - (ex-PULL) PS LW 4 DBR - 4 Comp - 2 DR. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI Golden Vista - PS corrugated buffet - parlor, rblt. from buffet - parlor observation. (B. BARTOSZEK)
  • RI Golden Vista - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI Golden Vista - (MICHIGAN RAILROADS)
  • RI Golden Vista - (RAILROAD MICHIGAN)
  • RI Golden Vista - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI Palace - wood open-platform dining car. (R. LEONARD)
  • RI 11 The Rock - (ex-95001, exx-Autoliner, nee-IC 2618 Gentilly) LW Instruction car rblt. from 56-seat coach. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 70 - (ex-455 Missouri) Budd coach - baggage rblt. from coach - lounge observation, used as trailer with Budd RDC3ms. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 70 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 70 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI CC111 - Budd gallery cab car. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI CC114 - Budd gallery cab car. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RI CC114 - (G. STURM)
  • RI Budd gallery cab car - (P.J. VINCENT COLLECTION)
  • RI Budd gallery cab car - (P.J. VINCENT COLLECTION)
  • RI CC115 - PS gallery cab car. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI CC115 - (P.J. VINCENT COLLECTION)
  • RI CC115 - (G. STURM)
  • RI CC116 - PS gallery cab car. (RAIL PICTURES)
  • RI CC116 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI CC117 - PS gallery cab car. (P.J. VINCENT COLLECTION)
  • RI CC117 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI CC118 - PS gallery cab car. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI CC119 - PS gallery cab car. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 151 Palace - wood open - platform dining car. (D. ROSS)
  • RI 158 - PS gallery coach. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 202 - (ex-Kansas City) PS LW 48-seat coach, corrugation added by RI. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 205 Shawnee - PS LW 48-seat coach, corrugation added by RI. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI 207 Faribault - PS LW 48-seat coach, corrugation added by RI. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI 208 Owattowa - PS LW 48-seat coach, corrugation added by RI. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI 310 Long Peak - Budd 40-seat coach, as CNJ.
  • RI 306 Ottawa - Budd articulated coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI 308 Dream Lake - Budd 52-seat coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI 309 Bear Lake - Budd coach, trailing Budd RDC3m 9002.  This car was specially outfitted with a heater for use with the RDCs. (M. CONDREN)
  • RI 309 Bear Lake - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI 310 Longs Peak - Budd 40-seat coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI 310 Longs Peak - Budd 40-seat coach, as CNJ.
  • RI 317 Hawkeye - Budd 40-seat coach, as CNJ.
  • RI 317 Hawkeye - as Denver Railcar.
  • RI 317 Hawkeye - @ Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal Budweiser.
  • RI 324 - (ex-Wichita) PS corrugated 68-seat coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI 324 - as CH-P.
  • RI 327 Houston - PS corrugated 68-seat coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI 328 Topeka - PS corrugated 68-seat coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI 330 - (ex-Des Moines) PS LW 68-seat coach. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 330 - 800451 in private ownership. (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • RI 330 - (ROCK ISLAND TECHNICAL SOCIETY)
  • RI 330 - (ARIZONA RR MUSEUM)
  • RI 330 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI 330 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI 330 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI 330 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI 330 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 330 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 330 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RI 330 - (E.C. LEATHERBERRY)
  • RI 330 - (A.D. SANTOS)
  • RI 330 - (AMTRAK PHOTO ARCHIVE)
  • RI 330 - (KEDZIERS)
  • RI 330 - (Z. WILLHOITE)
  • RI 334 - (ex-Colorado Springs) PS corrugated 68-seat coach, corrugation below the window section removed. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 339 - (ex-Golden Harp) PS corrugated 48-seat leg-rest coach, corrugation below the window section removed. (D. ROSS)
  • RI 342 - (ex-Golden Trumpet) PS corrugated 48-seat leg-rest coach, corrugation below the window section removed. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 346 - (ex-Golden Lyre) PS corrugated 48-seat leg-rest coach, corrugation below the window section removed. (D. ROSS)
  • RI 347 - (ex-Valle Verde) LW leg-rest coach, corrugation below the window section removed. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 355 Lake of the Woods - (ex-GE) PS corrugated 72-seat, originally General Electric Power to America special exhibit car. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI 360 Dalhart - (ex-GE) PS corrugated 80-seat coach rblt. from 72-seat, on CNJ.  Originally General Electric Power to America special exhibit car; was to become CNJ 316. (RAILCAR PHOTOS)
  • RI 363 Herington - (ex-M&StL 51) Budd 56-seat coach. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 363 Herington - as Denver Railcar.
  • RI 363 Herington - as Ashley Drew & Northern.
  • RI 364 Duncan - (ex-M&StL 53) Budd 56-seat coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI 364 Duncan - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 364 Duncan - as Rio Grande.
  • RI 365 El Reno - (ex-M&StL 54) as Denver Railcar.
  • RI 365 El Reno - on Grand Canyon Rwy.
  • RI 376 Pikes Peak - Budd diner - bar - lounge - dorm rblt. from mail - coach. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 376 Pikes Peak - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 400 Joliet - Budd articulated baggage - diner. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI 401 - Budd articulated coach rblt. from baggage - dinette. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RI 404 Arrowhead - Budd articulated dorm - lounge. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RI 427 - PS corrugated dining car. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI 425 Golden Banquet - PS corrugated dining car. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 428 - PS LW dining car, corrugation removed. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 430 Memphis - PS corrugated diner - parlor lounge RE observation. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 431 - (ex-Little Rock) PS corrugated dining car rblt. from diner - parlor RE observation. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI 452 Centennial - Budd coach - lounge RE observation. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 453 Pikes Peak - Budd coach - lounge RE observation. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION)
  • RI 454 Minnesota - Budd coach - lounge RE observation. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 479 Golden Divan - PS corrugated buffet - lounge - stewards room rblt. from 2 DBR - 1 DR - barber shop - buffet lounge RE observation. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 479 Golden Divan - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 480 La Mirada - PS corrugated 2 DBR - 1 DR - barber shop - buffet lounge RE observation. (A. PETERSON)
  • RI 512 - Budd mail. (B. COOLIDGE)
  • RI 514 - Budd mail. (MILEPOST185)
  • RI 514 - as Tennessee Central RR Museum.
  • RI 515 - Budd mail rblt. to power generator, @ Memphis Transportation Museum.
  • RI 515 - in private ownership.
  • RI 622 Seminole - PS corrugated 8 Sect - 5 DBR. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 630 Air Force Acadamy - lease to Canadian National.
  • RI 630 Air Force Acadamy - as Nacionales de Mexico.
  • RI 635 Buffalo Bayou - PS corrugated 8 Rmt - 6 DBR, as Nacionales de Mexico.
  • RI 638 Golden Tower - PS corrugated 8 Rmt - 6 DBR, as L&C.
  • RI 648 - wood vestibuled chair car. (W.H. JACKSON)
  • RI 703 - HW baggage - mail. (B. RAIA)
  • RI 711 - wood vestibuled dining car. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 720 - Mod. HW baggage - mail, with Golden State lettering. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI 753 - (ex-3504) Mod. HW baggage - mail rblt. from parlor. (ROCK ISLAND TECHICAL SOCIETY LIST)
  • RI 802 - PS corrugated batggage - mail, as James E. Strait Shows.
  • RI 1094 - wood vestibuled baggage - smoker. (MID-CONTINENT RY MUSEUM)
  • RI 1094 - resheathed with metal, @ Mid-Continent Rwy. Museum.
  • RI 1098 - wood vestibuled baggage - smoker. (W.H. JACKSON)
  • RI 1820 - HW Instruction car rblt. from Plan 3951 baggage - buffet - club.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 2507 - HW suburban coach. (MIDLAND RAILWAY)
  • RI 2507 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 2507 - (E.C. LEATHERBERRY)
  • RI 2531 - HW suburban coach, as CT&C. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 2516 - HW suburban coach, at ???. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RI 2520 - HW suburban coach. (J. HEPP)
  • RI 2522 - HW suburban coach, at ???. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RI 2524 - HW suburban coach.
  • RI 2529 - HW suburban coach, at MTM. (MINNESOTA TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM)
  • RI 2529 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVE)
  • RI 2529 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 2531 - HW suburban coach. (GODFATHER RAILS)
  • RI 2541 - HW suburban coach, at Montecillo Rwy. Museum. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 2555 - HW suburban coach, as FLWB.
  • RI 2556 - HW suburban coach, as FLWB.
  • RI 2557 - HW suburban coach, as FLWB.
  • RI 2561 - HW suburban coach, as CT&C. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 2565 - HW suburban coach, as CT&C. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 2569 - HW suburban coach. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 2571 - HW suburban coach.
  • RI 2572 - HW suburban coach, as Midland Railway Historical Association.
  • RI 2582 - HW suburban coach, @ Illinois Rwy. Museum.
  • RI 2584 - HW suburban coach, on Boone & Scenic Valley. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 2584 - (RAILCAR PHOTOS)
  • RI 2584 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI 2584 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI 2584 - (GODFATHER RAILS)
  • RI 2584 - on Boone & Scenic Valley.
  • RI 2587 - HW suburban coach. (RAILCAR PHOTOS)
  • RI 2601 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 2602 - HW suburban coach, @ Illinois Rwy. Museum.
  • RI 2604 - HW suburban coach. (MINNESOTA TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM)
  • RI 2608 - HW suburban coach. (MINNESOTA TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM)
  • RI 2609 - HW suburban coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI 2709 - PS LW commuter coach. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 2702 - PS LW commuter coach. (RAILCAR PHOTOS)
  • RI 2711 - PS LW commuter coach. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 2711 - (RAILCAR PHOTOS)
  • RI 2716 - PS LW commuter coach. (M. SOSALLA)
  • RI 2719 - PS LW commuter coach. (RAILCAR PHOTOS)
  • RI 2822 - HW gothic coach. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION)
  • RI 2853 - HW gothic coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI 2868 - Mod. HW coach. (GODFATHER RAILS)
  • RI 3106 - HW gothic coach, as Midland Railway Historical Association.
  • RI 3112 - (ex-3024) HW gothic coach - smoker. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION)
  • RI 4113 - HW baggage - express. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RI 4130 - HW baggage - express. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RI 4192 - (ex-2856) HW baggage - express rblt. from coach. (LOS ANGELES RIVER RAILROADS)
  • RI 4203 - (ex-USA) express boxcar rblt. from troop sleeper.  (History???) (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI 4203 - (SPOOKSHOW)
  • RI 4236 - (ex-USA) express boxcar rblt. from troop sleeper. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 4238 - (ex-USA) express boxcar rblt. from troop sleeper, as METX. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI 4242 - (ex-USA) 50' express boxcar rblt. from Troop sleeper. (M. JOHNSTON)
  • RI 4249 - (ex-USA) express boxcar rblt. from troop sleeper. (M. SOSALLA)
  • RI 4363 * - LW express - messenger, displaying also its MofW number, 96532. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 4373 * - (ex-95355, nee-4373) LW express - messenger. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 4374 * - LW express - messenger. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI 4374 * - (M. SOSALLA)
  • RI 4382 - StLCCo. LW baggage - exprss, as METX. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI 4382 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 4382 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 4285 - (ex-USA) 50' express boxcar rblt. from troop sleeper car, as METX in MofW service. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 4390 - LW "Economy" baggage - express. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RI StLCCo. LW baggage - express - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI StLCCo. LW baggage - express - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 6015 - HW baggage - coach, in Golden State paint. (OKLAHOMA RY. MUSEUM)
  • RI 6015 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 6015 - (AUSTRIAN LANCER)
  • RI 6505 - HW club car.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 7018 - HW baggage - mail. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RI 7089 - HW baggage - mail. (MILEPOST185)
  • RI 7099 - HW baggage - mail. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION)
  • RI wood open - platform coach - in private ownership.
  • RI 20044 - 40' express boxcar. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI 93182 - HW baggage - mail, in MofW service.  (History???) (M. LLANUZA)
  • RI 95035 - (ex-6009) wood vestibule baggage - coach resheathed in steel. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 95047 - (ex-1815, nee-3505) HW Instruction car rblt. from parlor. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI 95047 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI 95047 - (M. JENKINS)
  • RI 95047 - (F.L. BECHT)
  • RI 95048 - HW baggage - coach, in MofW service. (RITS LIST)
  • RI 95060 - HW coach, in MofW service. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • RI 95065 - (ex-1094) HW wrecker crew diner - sleeper. (MID-CONTINENT RY MUSEUM)
  • RI 95117 - HW baggage - express, in MofW service. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 95270 - EMC motor car rblt. to weed sprayer. (RAILROAD.NET)
  • RI 95346 - (ex-USAX) Troop sleeper, in MofW service. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RI 95808 - wood blind-end baggage - mail, in MofW service. (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION)
  • RI 96047 - (ex-1815, nee-3505) HW parlor, in MofW service, @ Midland Railway Historical Association.
  • RI 96155 - (ex-9114) HW baggage - express, in MofW service. (OKLAHOMA RY. MUSEUM)
  • RI 96155 - (M. YOUNG)
  • RI 96156 - HW baggage - express, in MofW service.  (History???) (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • RI 96200 - (ex-USA) troop kitchen, in MofW service.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 96277 - HW dining car, in MofW service.  (History???) (M. SOSALLA)
  • RI 96329 - (ex-PULL TC 2096, exx-Bonsal, nee-Bonsall) ) HW Plan 2410 12 Sect - 1 DR, formerly in MofW service, grounded. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 96510 - (nee-512) Budd mail, rblt. for MofW service, as ATIX. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 96511 - (nee-514) Budd mail, in MofW service. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 195008 - HW baggage - coach, in MofW service.  (History???) (RAIL PICTURES)
  • RI 196535 - LW baggage - express, in MofW service. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 196542 - (ex-855) Budd baggage - express, in MofW service. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 196691 - (ex-IC 2691, exx-2808, exxx-2907, nee-2234) Mod. HW "P2679" coach, @ National New York Central RR Museum.
  • RI 196696 - (ex-IC 2698) Mod. HW coach, in MofW service. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RI 196696 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 595008 - StLCCo. LW "Economy" baggage - express, in MofW service, in "The Rock" paint. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 595008 - LW "Economy" baggage - express, in MofW service, in "The Rock" paint. (TRAINBOARD)
  • RI 595010 - LW baggage - express to MofW bunk car, in "The Rock" paint. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RI 595012 - LW MofW bunk car rblt. from baggage - express, in "The Rock" paint. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • DMIF&N 10 - wood open-platform baggage - mail - coach. (JACKSON & SHARP DELAWARE HERITAGE COLLECTION)
  • DMIF&N 22 - wood open-platform coach. (JACKSON & SHARP DELAWARE HERITAGE COLLECTION)

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