Rock Island Westward Vol.2 - Rails to the Rockies- A History of the Western Division
Long out of print. Small number found at printer. Volume 2 in this series provides a fascinating history of the Rock Island's Western Division which stretched form Council Bluffs, Iowa to Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado and eventually east to Des Moines, Iowa. Although packed with photographs, the book is not a pictorial but a solid history of the Division, the numerous subdivisions, the yards and stations, and all passenger train operations (including the Rocky Mountain Limited and Rocket as well as the Mountaineer and Colorado Fast Mail). There is also information on the passenger trains of the Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska, a predecessor to the Rock Island. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of black and white photos by leading rail photographers plus an 11 page color section plus several maps and gradient profiles. End papers show detailed map of the Rock Island. 280 pages.
We Also Recommend