6/11/97

                        Des Moines Rocket Consists

                           Chicago - Des Moines

#505 WB
#506 EB

9-37 Inaugarated

Bage Dinette          401 Norman Judd
Chair (76 seat)       301 Henry Farnum
Chair (60 seat)       307 Grenville Dodge
1 DR-Prlr Buff Obs    451 L. M. Allen


4-1-52 RI circular

#505/#506
Bage Dinette      |
Chair (60 seat)   +- Articulated
Chair (76 seat)   |
Chair L.W. (Place 506 out DSM F, release arrival 505 DSM Su)
Chair (68 seat)
Parlor Obs (32 seat/DR) 550/560


4-25-58 RI circular

#505
              car#
PBX Mail                           (83 to CB/UP) (return DH) 
PBX Mail                           (83 to CB) (return DH) 
PBX Mail                           (83 to Om) (return #2/DH)
Bage                               (83 to Om) (return DH)
Bage                               (return #2/DH)
60' RPO (exSa)                     (return #2 exSa)
Bage Dinette |
Chair L.W.   +- Articulated
Chair L.W.   |
Chair L.W. (FSu)                   (return #506/SuM)
Chair L.W. (FSu)                   (return #10/Su #506/M)
Chair L.W.
Parlor Obs     550

#506
Bage Dinette |
Chair L.W.   +- Articulated
Chair L.W.   |
Chair L.W. (SuM)
Chair L.W. (M)
Chair L.W.
Parlor Obs     560


#5 WB
#6 EB


2-64 RI circular

#5+#25(mail)
psgr box express (mail)                         (Hoboken/EL)Chi->CB
psgr box express (mail)                                     Chi->CB
Jeep (mail)                                                 Chi->Om
psgr box express (express)                                  Chi->IACity
psgr box express (mail)                                     Chi->IACity
baggage                                                     Chi->Om
baggage (rider)                                             DSM->Om
baggage
psgr box express (mail)
RPO (exSu)
parlor
coach (lwt)
coach (lwt)
coach (lwt)
coach (FSu) (lwt)
coach (FSu) (lwt)
diner                                                       Chi->RI

#6
psgr box express                                         IACity->Chi
psgr box express                                         IACity->Chi
psgr box express                                             RI->Chi
psgr box express                                             RI->Chi
psgr box express                                             RI->Chi
psgr box express                                             RI->Chi
Jeep
baggage
baggage
RPO (exSS)
RPO (exSa)
coach (lwt)
coach (Su) (lwt)
coach (SuM) (lwt)                                            RI->Chi


4-30-65 Actual

#6 at LaSalle St. 3:35 am (Dave Briggs)
E6A                  628
FP7A                 409
BE Mail              4217
BE Mail              20029
BE Mail              20045
BE Mail              UP 9164
BE Mail              4200
BXe Mail             PRR 5344
BE Express           20067
BEMe Baggage         4390
60' RPO              514
60' RPO              510
coach (40 seat)      313
6-8-4                641 Plainsman
bage                 UP 9390
bage                 4327
bage                 UP 9202
bage                 REX 8223

#5 at LaSalle St. 4:35 pm (Dave Briggs)
DL109                621
FP7A                 409
E7A                  635
BE Express           20011                                  Chi->RI
BE S.mail            20061                                  Chi->RI
BE S.mail            20063                                  Chi->RI
BE S.mail            20082                                  Chi->CB
BX S.mail            DL&W 10082                             Chi->CB
BE Express           20015                                  Chi->Om
BE Express           20031                                  Chi->IACity
BE Express           20041                                  Chi->IACity
BE S.mail            20042                                  Chi->IACity
BE S.mail            20035                                  Chi->IACity
BEM Express          SP 6768                                Chi->Om
BEM S.mail           857
BE S.mail            4222
60' RPO              516
lounge               456
coach                354                                    Chi->RI?
coach                343                                    Chi->RI?
dining               423                                    Chi->RI?
coach                318
coach                313


9-12-65 Actual

#5 at LaSalle St. 4:35 pm (Paul C. Hunnell)
FP7A                 406
E8A                  647
Express              NYC 7454                               Chi->RI
COFC Mail            20506                                  Chi->RI
COFC Mail            20508
BME Express          NYC 8074                               Chi->IACity
BEMe Express         854
BMe Mail             4302
coach (48 seat)      341
coach (40 seat)      311
lounge               456
coach (68 seat)      327
coach (52 seat)      308
suburban coach       2704                                   Chi->RI
office car           99


9-13-65 Actual

#6 at LaSalle St 12:05 am (very late) (Paul C. Hunnell)
FP7A                 404
E7A                  633
BLF COFC (mail?)     20502
BE Express Box       20007
BE  50'7" Bge (empt) 4234
BEe 60'6" Bge        NYC 8431
BE Express Box       20018
BEMe 65'7" Bge/Exp   SP 6796
BEMe 65'7" Bge/Exp   4374
60' RPO              511
coach (40 seat)      310
BEe 60'6" Bge        NYC 8310
suburban coach       2704 (returning from consist above)


1-66 RI circular

#5
psgr box express                                            Chi->RI
TOFC                                                        Chi->RI
TOFC
psgr box express                                            Chi->IACity
baggage (star)
baggage (star)
RPO (exSU)
snack-lounge
coach
coach
coach (exFSu)
coach (exFSu)

#6
psgr box express                                         IACity->Chi
TOFC                                                         RI->Chi
psgr box exp/Jeep                                            RI->Chi
psgr box exp/Jeep                  (from Omaha #8)
baggage
baggage
RPO (exSS)
RPO (exSa)
coach (lwt)
coach (Su) (lwt)


Summer 1968 RI circular

#5
baggage (SL)
coach
coach
coach
coach (FSu)
coach (Su)
coffee shop-lounge
lounge (as parlor)

#6
baggage (SL)
lounge (as parlor)
coffee shop-lounge
coach
coach
coach
coach (SaM)
coach (M)




Notes

Abbreviations: D=Denver, CS=Colorado Springs, Chi=Chicago,
   Om=Omaha, CB=Council Bluffs, DSM=Des Moines, RI=Rock Island,
   Mpls=Minneapolis, "e"=electrically lighted, Cap=?,
   Jeep=ex-troop sleeper conversion, REX=Rwy Express Agency,

Sources: Car Names, Numbers & Consists - Robert J. Wagner
   The Official Pullman-Standard Library - Randall & Anderson
       Vol. 8 Rock Island 
   Some Classic Trains - Arthur D. Dubin

Thanks to Camerail Club, Mike Bartels, Fred Frailey, Greg Stout, Joel
   Boucher, Phil Weibler & others.

Please report additions/corrections to John Matrow, 2753 N. Pershing,
Wichita, KS 67220