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Date: 11/21/20 12:51
Passenger Trains of Texas: Rock Island
Author: stuporchief

Has anyone read the new book, "Passenger Trains of Texas: Rock Island"? If so, I'd be interested in your opinion.



Date: 11/21/20 14:46
Re: Passenger Trains of Texas: Rock Island
Author: PVSfan

I have. I highly recommend it!
Author Steve Goen did his research well and has included lots of photographs, information, and ephemera unknown to most readers.
I especially like his format of listing passenger trains in chronological order of discontinuance.

If there is a weakness, I'd say it was the chapter on the GOLDEN STATE.  Much more could have been included.
By the way, the TRRA Historical Association has announced a whole special issue for that train in November 2021.

Steve's next book is the Ft. Worth & Denver including its operation on the Burlington-Rock Island.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/20 20:41 by PVSfan.



Date: 11/21/20 18:17
Re: Passenger Trains of Texas: Rock Island
Author: stuporchief

Awesome! I'll order mine tomorrow. Thanks.

And though I'm sure I'd enjoy more about the GS, the other trains listed should be quite enough.



Date: 11/21/20 20:02
Re: Passenger Trains of Texas: Rock Island
Author: UP951West

I own that same Rock Island book by Steve Allen Goen as well .  I like the photos in it.   That same author put out a book last year on the Texas passenger trains of the Cotton Belt . 



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