- In a League of Their Own by Jim Bennett
RTR takes a close look at motor cars Nos. 9049 and 9090. Full histories including vintage photography, interior views, and the author's drawn diagram sheets.
Yep... A Lifetime Job by Harold K. Vollrath
Documents a story of a young man's (now a well-known railroad historian) start dispatching trains on the Rock Island in Kansas City.
Features a two-page composite view of a locomotive wreck in Peoria and a rare turn-of-the-century view of the RIP line in Illinois.
ROCK ISLAND MODELER: Modeling the Moline Depot by David Vande Casteele
This is a step-by-step construction article. Includes a neat trick for adding interior lights in your buildings, prototype photos of the depot, and a bill of materials.
Two Tales of Two Wreckers by by Bill Pollard and Steve Esposito
This is the story of steam hooks Nos. 95018 and 95025. See rare in-operation photos and RI company documentation.
Herbie by Dan Tracy
Recollections about one of the Rock's colorful characters that ever manned a tower.
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