Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Rocky Mountain Rocket Streamliner at Foot of Pikes Peak

Rock Island

circa 1942

The Rocky Mountain Rocket was a streamlined passenger train of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. Rock Island's train numbers 7 and 8 ran from Chicago's LaSalle Street Station to Denver's Union Station and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Rocky Mountain Rocket ran from 1939 to 1966; the train was discontinued prior to the creation of Amtrak in 1971.(source: Wikipedia)

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