Rock Island Railroad In Arkansas

Author: Michael E. Hibblen
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467125385
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For nearly 80 years, the Rock Island was a major railroad in Arkansas providing passenger and freight services.

Rock Island Requiem

Author: Gregory L. Schneider
ISBN: 9780700619184
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Victim of government regulation, inept management, individual greed, and self-interest, its downfall presents in microcosm the story of the railroad industry's larger problems in postwar America--and in relief, the story of America's ...

Railway Age

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Shortly after his return he re-entered the employ of the General Railway Signal
Company as sales engineer at its New York office and was appointed resident
manager, on January 1, 1920. Later he became eastern ... Island & Pacific. —
The Rock Island, Arkansas & Louisiana has applied to the Interstate Commerce)
Commission for a certificate authorizing the construction of a ... This wall calendar
devotes three pages to each week, each page containing a different picture.
Financial ...

Financial Condition Of The Rock Island Railroad

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation
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In other words, cessation of rail service to our Chico facility turns a winner into a
loser for Gifford-Hill and a whole area of construction activity. At Brinkley,
Arkansas. Gifford-Hill has a PVC (plastic) Pipe plant which has done its share in
improving the economy and employment for this Arkansas community. The raw
materials used to make PVC pipe — PVC Resin — is moved into the plant by rail
from Texas City. Texas. Cessation of service by Rock Island Railroad would
cause a ...

Smoke Over Oklahoma

Author: Augustus J. Veenendaal
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 080615795X
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The Railroad Photographs of Preston George Augustus J. Veenendaal. 6 Local
tradition maintains that this is the first Frisco train. from Caldwell, Kansas, to Pond
Creek, Oklahoma Territory. With the opening of the Unassigned Lands in 1889
the Rock Island jumped on the bandwagon and extended this line south to Minco
, just north of Chickasha, by 1892. The extension of tracks to the Oklahoma-Texas
border followed in 1893, making some 220 miles of Rock Island track in
Oklahoma ...

The Great Heart Of The Republic

Author: Adam Arenson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674052889
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opposing them in the suits was a local lawyer and sometime Whig politician by
the name of Abraham Lincoln, who carefully studied the intersection between
western railroads and the failures of popular sovereignty in Kansas. In 1859 a
desperate Josiah Bissell, agent of the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, at-
tempted to set the bridge on fire; he was arrested and put on trial in Chicago. As
all-expenses rail-and-steamboat packages for New York's wealthy transferred at
Rock Island, ...

Classic American Railroads

Author: Mike Schafer
Publisher: MBI Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780760316498
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This book picks up where the previous two Classic American titles left off, focusing on the golden age of American railroading from 1945 to the early 1970s.

Kiplinger S Personal Finance

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The boy was deputy editor Fred Frailey. As he grew, his fascination with trains
grew, too, surviving the family's move to Sulphur Springs, Tex. (through which,
Fred quickly learned, passed the Cotton Belt and the Louisiana & Arkansas
railways); college at the University of Kansas in Lawrence (Union Pacific, Santa
Fe and Rock Island Lines); and several years as a labor reporter in Chicago (
every rail fan's paradise). Fred has served as Boswell to a famous freight train,
and the result last ...

Bell Ranch

Author: David A. Remley
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An interesting informal history of the Rock Island Railroad is F.J. Nevins, Seventy
Years of Service: From Grant to Gorman (n.p., n.d.). A forty-eight page
monograph with pictures and maps, Seventy Years was written to honor the Rock
Island's seventieth birthday, 1852–1922. 85. Hayes, Iron Road, pp. 48–49. 86.
Bryant, Jr., Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, pp. 3oo-3ol. 87. AR, Mar. 31, 1902, p.
7. Box 29, RRVC. The arrival of the first train in Santa Rosa on the Rock Island is