Rock Island info

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Rock Island info
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 22, 2004 5:48 PM
I would like to build a model railroad of the Rock Island east-west line in Oklahoma between Oklahoma City and El Reno in the 50's. could anyone tell me what trains ran on this line and in what order ( time of day ) I know there was the Chowtaw Rocket and a conecting train to the Twin Star Rocket at El Reno but that is all I know. Thanks !!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 22, 2004 7:12 PM
You should get a copy of Steve Allen Goen's DOWN SOUTH ON THE ROCK ISLAND, published by Four Ways West. It contains a wealth of information on Rock Island passenger service in OK and TX.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 22, 2004 8:45 PM
Also try Route of the Rockets by Greg Stout. The trains that ran on this line depended on the year, and they changed often.

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