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Date: 08/04/22 06:33
Rock's rocky lettering progression ...
Author: valmont

Things sure got confusing over time ... picture 1 looking fresh and picture 2 looking fractured  ; ^ ).
Probably like many of you I have a wide variety of examples of the Rock's 'creative' placement of side panels ... and #253 ranks pretty high on that list!






Date: 08/04/22 06:37
Re: Rock's rocky lettering progression ...
Author: Bob3985

Yes, when I worked on the Rock, on any given day you could see a real variety of locomotive lettering displays.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 08/04/22 07:47
Re: Rock's rocky lettering progression ...
Author: 3rdswitch

Like them both for various reasons.
JB



Date: 08/04/22 07:54
Re: Rock's rocky lettering progression ...
Author: callen77

Would love to see both in HO scale.



Date: 08/04/22 08:01
Re: Rock's rocky lettering progression ...
Author: TTownTrains

Pride in workmanship. :-(

Bill G.



Date: 08/04/22 08:09
Re: Rock's rocky lettering progression ...
Author: ntharalson

Thanks for posting.  The first shot reminds us how nice the Rock could look.  A friend of mine has a slide tray of the various Rock Island lettering schemes he's encountered over the years.  It's an 80 slide tray well over half full!  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 08/04/22 08:48
Re: Rock's rocky lettering progression ...
Author: refarkas

The locomotive in photo two is a true Rock Island "Who needs a spelling book?" locomotive.
Bob



Date: 08/04/22 09:00
Re: Rock's rocky lettering progression ...
Author: jcaestecker

ROCRocklAND

Who wouldn't love that!

Thanks for posting,

-John



Date: 08/04/22 12:51
Re: Rock's rocky lettering progression ...
Author: billmeeker

I saw a photo of one that said "Rock LaLa Land" which was pretty funny...



Date: 08/04/22 15:09
Re: Rock's rocky lettering progression ...
Author: santafe199

TTownTrains Wrote: > ...  Pride in workmanship. :-(

Dontcha mean to say: PrROCde inK wISLAorkmaNDship???

;^)



Date: 08/05/22 00:07
Re: Rock's rocky lettering progression ...
Author: GN599

I never tire of looking at the Rock's hood door hodgepodge's! But I also agree, when new and clean the maroon scheme sure was classy. In my opinion all of their maroon or red schemes were great as delivered. 



Date: 08/05/22 11:32
Re: Rock's rocky lettering progression ...
Author: MP4093

I always envisioned a pile of GE doors outside the shop and they just grabbed the next door in the pile when it was time to get it back on the road. Any color or style as long as it fit.



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