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Date: 05/12/22 22:25
F-Unit Friday - Rock Island 675
Author: refarkas

An unknown photographer using Agfachrome caught Rock Island 675 in an unknown location in October 1973. (Thanks to those who told me this was the "Rocket House" diesel shop in Chicago.)
Bob



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/13/22 07:49 by refarkas.




Date: 05/12/22 22:42
Re: F-Unit Friday - Rock Island 675
Author: krm152

Nice photo.  The Rock was still rocking in 1973.
Too bad the photographer did not label mount.
Thanks for the interesting posting.
ALLEN



Date: 05/13/22 03:27
Re: F-Unit Friday - Rock Island 675
Author: GPutz

That's probably the "Rocket House" in Chicago.  Gerry



Date: 05/13/22 05:48
Re: F-Unit Friday - Rock Island 675
Author: robj

GPutz Wrote:
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> That's probably the "Rocket House" in Chicago.
>  Gerry

Yes:
http://industrialscenery.blogspot.com/2016/01/rock-islands-47th-street-yard-rocket.html

Bob
 



Date: 05/13/22 08:18
Re: F-Unit Friday - Rock Island 675
Author: CPR_4000

That F unit No. 10 on the right is interesting. Can't recall RI power with two digit numbers, especially in that era.



Date: 05/13/22 08:49
Re: F-Unit Friday - Rock Island 675
Author: krm152

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> That F unit No. 10 on the right is interesting.
> Can't recall RI power with two digit numbers,
> especially in that era.

#10 is an EMD F7B built as #100B.
ALLEN



Date: 05/13/22 13:12
Re: F-Unit Friday - Rock Island 675
Author: zr190

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> That F unit No. 10 on the right is interesting.
> Can't recall RI power with two digit numbers,
> especially in that era.
The 10 was one of 3 F7B's assigned to the La Fayette (Il) coal train out of Silvis.
Whole consiist was 1331-10-12-13-1332.  The 1331/32 were GP9's.
zr190



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