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Date: 03/31/16 20:18
Looking back 36 years + 3
Author: santafe199

It’s been a dark day for Rock Island fans & former employees. A bad anniversary. The ROCK died 36 years ago. And the vultures pounced…

1. Looking east from the KS hwy 18 crossing east of Zeandale, KS. There have been NO 5-chime horns heard here for 36 years. The girder bridge over Deep Creek is all that remains…

2. Turn 180 degrees and look west at the same crossing and pick up 2 ghostly rail-trails…
(2 photos taken March 31, 2016)

3. Go back 3 years before the bitter end at the same crossing and watch CRI&P 317 ambling east with an unknown manifest on August 14, 1977. (Image previously posted)

Thanks for looking back & forth!
Lance Garrels
santafe199



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/23/22 00:42 by santafe199.








Date: 03/31/16 20:51
Re: Looking back 36 years + 3
Author: WrongMain

There's a somber feeling to all three of these images.  Makes you wonder what would the Rock look today if it had been allowed to survive....



Date: 04/01/16 00:00
Re: Looking back 36 years + 3
Author: Odyssey

Thank you for the post ...

A nice set of images ...
Oyssey
Evergreen, CO

 



Date: 04/01/16 10:29
Re: Looking back 36 years + 3
Author: Rathole

I agree - the mood certainly is in those photos.......


WrongMain Wrote:
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> There's a somber feeling to all three of these
> images.  Makes you wonder what would the Rock
> look today if it had been allowed to survive....



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