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Thank you for stopping by! This is the blog for the Russell P. Panecki Collection of vintage railroad-related postcards. The entire collection consists of nearly one thousand so far with images dating from circa 1904 to the 1950s. To leave a comment, ask a question, to contribute or correct historical information, a comment box is located to the left for your convenience.

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Silvis, Illinois Yards

In this well-worn circa 1907 card, the Rocky Mountain Limited is pulling through the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad's yard in Silvis, Illinois. Note the loaded gondola cars to the right. The Rocky Mountain Limited had a 28 hour run from Chicago to Denver. The road replaced the earlier steam power on the Limited with the more powerful 4-8-2 "Mountain" type locomotives.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I have visited the rail repair facilities in
Silvis ILL.when stationed at the U.S.
Army Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island IL.
The locomotive and Raicar Repair facilities
are outstanding.