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Date: 12/08/05 19:13
Another Rock Island Break .
Author: yardclerk

Extra 4322 East, Train #38, picking up orders at Harter Yard in Oklahoma City in January 1977.

Out of the little over 8 years that I worked for the Rock Island, approximately 7 of them were spent in this run down Yard Office. As bad as it got at times, this was still the most enjoyable job I've ever had.

Yardclerk




Date: 12/08/05 19:19
Re: Another Rock Island Break .
Author: yardclerk

Extra 4542 West, Train #31, seen here crossing a Frisco industrial track and about to duck under the Santa Fe embankment, is westbound towards El Reno Ok. It had just met No 38. (in the previous pictue) at Harter.

Both of these pictures are probably reposts.

Yardclerk






Date: 12/08/05 19:41
Re: Another Rock Island Break .
Author: 3rdswitch

Awesome! I don't remember ever seeing these images. You can repost all you want. More excellent photos of a very seldom covered line.
JB



Date: 12/08/05 19:52
Re: Another Rock Island Break .
Author: QU25C

Whats left of it now . did some one take some of it over or is it riped out ? richard



Date: 12/08/05 20:37
From an instamatic camera in '78
Author: Mgoldman

Here's a photo you may enjoy.

Outside of Denver, CO in 1978
I told my parents to slow down so I could take a picture of "the neat blue train".

I was a kid then - didn't even know what I was looking at.
I simply knew that it was "foreign motive power" - something different than I had seen in Philly.

After that - "It all went to crap".

/Mitch




Date: 12/08/05 20:46
Re: From an instamatic camera in '78
Author: Mgoldman

Not just a crappy shot - 28 years later.
Rock Island and The Rock - not bad for a day in the back seat of the car with my parents.






Date: 12/08/05 21:22
Re: Another Rock Island Break .
Author: NH2006

yardclerk Wrote:
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> Extra 4542 West, Train #31, seen here crossing a
> Frisco industrial track and about to duck under
> the Santa Fe embankment, is westbound towards El
> Reno Ok. It had just met No 38. (in the previous
> pictue) at Harter.
>
> Both of these pictures are probably reposts.
>
> Yardclerk
>
>
I haven't seen those before either. Awesome composition!




Date: 12/08/05 22:28
Re: Another Rock Island Break .
Author: TopcoatSmith

That overhead shot is f .. GREAT !!!! More please.


TCS - tasty and crunchy rock.



Date: 12/08/05 22:34
Re: Another Rock Island Break .
Author: xtra1188w

TopcoatSmith Wrote:
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> That overhead shot is f .. GREAT !!!! More
> please.
>
>
> TCS - tasty and crunchy rock.


TCS - Tasty and crunchy stone, not rock

Con, a picky nitpicker



Date: 12/08/05 22:59
Re: Another Rock Island Break .
Author: CNW8531

Can never get enough Rock Island so keep it comming!



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