First edition. Quarto. Color pictorial paper over boards, maps on front and rear endpapers, 127 pp., acknowledgements, foreword, illustrated in color. Volume I of a proposed three volumes about the Rock Island Railway Company. A short history of the railway since the 1930s. Emphasis placed on steam locomotives, passenger diesel locomotives, diesel switchers, freight diesel locomotives, road switchers, and diesel powered motor cars. Color photographs are provided to 1960. the The endpaper maps detail the 8,000 miles of Rock Island in fourteen states. Fine copy without dust jacket, as issued. Out of print and becoming scarce.
Inventory Number: 32754