7/6/96

                    Rocky Mountain Rocket Consists


#7 WB
#8 EB


11-12-39 Original                                      Chi-Denver/ColSprgs
(Originally Budd built except for P-S sleepers)

E3A diesel           625                     626                  D
baggage              850                     851                  D
RPO-chair            375 Mesa Verde          376 Pikes Peak       CS
52 chair             309 Bear Lake           310 Longs Peak       D
diner-lounge         420 Mount Evans         421 Centennial       D
8-2-2 sleeper        Pu  Garden of the Gods  Pu  Grand Mesa       CS
10-4 sleeper         Pu  Odessa Lake         Pu  Lawn Lake        D
sleeper-lounge-obs   Pu  Phantom Valley      Pu  Thunder Mountain D


6-30-40 new (107/108 KC-Belleville)

EAB6(w/bage)         750                     751                  KC-CS
52 chair             308 Dream Lake          311 James Lake       KC-D
8-5 sleeper (11/40)  Pu  Forest Canyon       Pu  Thompson Canyon  KC-D
  or 10-5 (summer) (maybe Pu Cascade Mills, Pu Cascade Shoals)


12-10-41 Actual #7 Belleville KS

E6A                  628
EAB6(w/bage)         750
bage                 850
RPO-chair            376 Pikes Peak
chair                309 Bear Lake
chair                311 James Peak
8-5                  Pu  Thompson Canyon
diner                420 Mount Evans
8-2-2                Pu  Garden of the Gods
10-4                 Pu  Lawn Lake
5-buffet-lnge        Pu  Thunder Mountain


1942 KC sleeper dropped


9-43 KC connection dropped


1-16-44 & 6-3-45 RI TT - back to original consist (perhaps multiple chair)
(Pu Forest Canyon & Pu Thompson Canyon possibly put on Twin Star Rocket)


6-25-46 loco assignments for Chi-Denver R-7-8 (750/751 not in ROCK 11)

E6A                  628                     630


1947 new

RPO-baggage          802-804


1947(late) rebuilt (sold to RI & numbered?)

dorm-club-diner      375 Mesa Verde          376 Pikes Peak       CS


1947 Pullmans sold to RRs & leased to Pullman


1948 rebuilt

EAB6 w/2nd engine    750-751


1-22-50 RI TT
              car#   possible cars
RPO-baggage          802-804                                      CS
baggage              850-851                                      D
coach         79/89  308-311                                      D
coach         78/88  308-311                                      D
coach         76/86                                               CS
club-diner           420 Mount Evans         421 Centennial       D
dorm-club-diner      375 Mesa Verde          376 Pikes Peak       CS
8-2-2 sleeper 73/83      Garden of the Gods      Grand Mesa       CS
10-4 sleeper  72/82      Odessa Lake             Lawn Lake        D
8-6-4 sleeper    81      Granger                 Plainsman    Om->Chi only
5-lounge-obs  70/80      Phantom Valley          Thunder Mountain D


4-1-52 RI circular
              car# 
30' RPO-bage                                                      CS
bage                                                              D
54 chair      79/89                                               D
72 chair      78/88                                               D
68 chair      77/87          (when operated)                      CS
68 chair      76/86                                               CS
dorm-club-diner                                                   CS
8-5 sleeper   74/84          (when operated)                      CS
8-2-2 sleeper 73/83                                               CS
diner                                                             D
10-4 sleeper  72/82                                               D
8-6-4           /81          (return #23)                     Om->Chi only
5-lounge-obs  70/80                                               D


4-53 TRAINS & TRAVEL: #4 at Limon (also Col. Rail Annual #17)

E8A                  654                                          D
EAB6                 750                                          CS
E7A                  641                                          CS
baggage-RPO          801                                          CS
baggage              850                                          D
coach-dorm           321 Carnation                                D
coach                350-351                                      D
dorm-club-diner      376 Pikes Peak                               D
diner                (unseen, perhaps 420-421)                    CS
sleeper              (unseen)                                     CS
10-4 sleeper             Odessa Lake                              D
22 sleeper               La Costa                                 D
5-lounge-obs             Phantom Valley or Thunder Mtn.           D
(where was chair from CS?)


1954 new

baggage              852                     853
8-6 sleeper              Air Force Academy       The BroAdmoor
8-6 sleeper              Rampart Range           Turquoise Sky


9-26-54 RI condensed TT

(unknown head end cars, unknown order)
chair (1 or more)                                                 D
chair (1 or more)                                                 CS
diner                                                             CS
club-diner                                                        D
6-6-4                                                             CS
8-2-2                                                             CS
10-4                                                              D
8-6-4                                                         Om->Chi only
8-5                                                          DSM->Chi only
5-lounge-obs                                                      D


4-4-55, 11-55 RI TT
              car# 
(unknown head end cars, unknown order)
coach         79/89                                               D
coach         78/88                                               D
coach         77/87                                               CS
coach         76/86                                               CS
diner                                                             CS
club-diner                                                        D
8-6 sleeper   74/84                                               CS
8-2-2 sleeper 73/83                                               CS
10-4 sleeper  72/82                                               D
8-6-4 sleeper    81          (from CBR #9)                    Om->Chi only
8-5 sleeper      805         (from CBR #9)                   Dsm->Chi only
5-lounge-obs  70/80                                               D


1955 rebuilt

buffet-lounge        476 Phantom Valley      477 Thunder Mountain   


8-21-56 #8 wreck at Durant, IA - identifiable units

E8A                  656
EAB6                 750-751
E8A
1:RPO                515
2:REA hvywt bage     862
. . .
6:68 chair           350-351
7:72 chair           353-361 
7:dorm-club-diner    376 Pikes Peak
8:72 chair           354 Chicago
9:72 chair           357 Enid
10:diner             426 Golden Repast
. . .


1957 #8 Omaha set-out sleeper dropped


1958 Pullmans withdrawn from lease & numbered (exc. GS)

8-2-2 sleeper        610 Garden of the Gods  611 Grand Mesa
8-5 sleeper          620 Forest Canyon       621 Thompson Canyon
8-6 sleeper          630 Air Force Academy   631 The BroAdmoor
8-6 sleeper          632 Rampart Range       633 Turquoise Sky
8-6-4 sleeper        640 Granger             641 Plainsman
10-4 sleeper         650 Odessa Lake         651 Lawn Lake


4-25-58 RI circular & condensed TT
              car#   possible cars
60' RPO              510-516        (return #10)             Chi->Om only
RPO-baggage          802-804                                   Om-CS
60' RPO              510-516        (return #9)               Om->Chi only
baggage                             (return #9)               Om->Chi only
baggage              852                     853                  D
coach  LW     79/89  353 Englewood           356 Tucumcari        D
coach  LR     78/88  313 Golden Rod          310 Longs Peak       D
coach  LW opt 77/87                                               CS
coach  LR     76/86  347 Valle Verde         349 Valle Mar        CS
diner                425-428                                      CS
club-diner           420 Mount Evans         421 Centennial       D
parlor-lounge 75/85  476 Phantom Valley      477 Thunder Mountain CS
8-6 sleeper   74/84  630-633                                      CS
6-6-4 sleeper 72/82  600-606                                      D
8-6-4 sleeper    805 640 Granger  641 Plainsman (return #9)  DSM->Chi only


10-25-59 RI TT

(unknown head end cars, unknown order)
chair (1 or more)                                                 D
chair  LR (1 or more)                                             CS
chair                                               (Mpls/#16)DSM-D
diner                                                             D
club-lounge-diner                                                 CS
8-6 sleeper                                                   Om->DSM(Mpls/#16) only
6-6-4 sleeper                                                DSM->Chi only
8-6 sleeper                                                       CS
8-6-4 sleeper                                                     D
buffet-lounge-parlor                                              D


1960 parlor-buffet cut back to Des Moines


1961 new

bage                 4360-4384 (StLCC)


1962 new

bage                 SP 6701-6800 (PC&F, RMC 1-89)


4-29-62 RI condensed TT

(unknown head end cars, unknown order)
chair                                                             D
chair                                                             CS
chair                                                          D->DSM(Mpls/#16)
diner                                                             D
club-lounge                                                       CS
6-6-4                                                        DSM->Chi only
8-6                                                               CS
8-6-4                                                             D
buffet-lounge                                                 Chi-DSM


4-28-63 Combined w/GS: Chi-RI


1963 Col. Springs sleeper dropped


2-64 RI circular

#7
RPO                                                          Chi-Oma
RPO-baggage                                                   Om-CS
baggage (wkg)                                                    D
8-6 sleeper                                                      D
diner-lounge-dorm                                                D
coach (lwt)                                                      D
coach (lwt)                                                      CS
diner                                                        Chi-DSM
coach (lwt) (FSu)                                            Chi-DSM
Jeep (storage-mail)                                          Chi-DSM

#8
baggage-express (exTu)                            (Oakland/UP)Om-Chi(NY/NYC)
baggage-express                                   (Oakland/UP)Om-Chi
RPO-baggage                                                   CS-Om
RPO                                                           Om-Chi
baggage (msgr)                                                Om-Chi
baggage                                                       Om-Chi
baggage (wkg)                                                  D-Chi
8-6-4 sleeper                                                DSM-Chi
8-6 sleeper                                                    D-Chi
diner-lounge-dorm                                              D-Chi
coach (lwt)                                                    D-Chi
coach (lwt)                                                   CS-Chi
baggage-mail                                                  Om-DSM
diner                                                         RI-Chi


4-30-65 Actual

#8 at LaSalle St. 8:45 am (Dave Briggs)
E8A                  645
E8A                  650
E7A                  636
bage-exp             REX 6413
bage-exp             UP 9217 (40')
TOFC                 REX 3420
bage-exp             UP 9397 (60', StLCC, '64)
60' RPO              511
bage-exp-mail        UP (hwt) 3046
bage-exp             4310
bage-exp-mail        854
8-6 sleeper          634 Lake Nokomis
dorm-coffee          376 (Pikes Peak)
coach 68 seat        328 (Topeka)
coach 72 seat        354 (Chicago)
coach 40 seat LR     311 (James Peak)
diner 36 seat        423 (Sahuaro)
bage-exp             4316

#7 at LaSalle St. 1:30 pm (Dave Briggs)
E8A                  648
E8A                  646
bage-exp-stge-mail   4246                                        DSM
60' RPO              756                                         Om
bage-exp-mail        854
10-4 sleeper-dorm    650 Odessa Lake
8-6 sleeper car 73   Air Force Academy
coffee-lounge        412 (El Cafe)
68 seat car 79       327 (Houston)
68 seat car 77       326 (Dallas)                                CS
coffee-lounge        410 (Golden Goblet)                         DSM
40 seat LR  DH       310 (Longs Peak)                            DSM
office               UP 101                                      Om


5-1-65 Actual

#8 at LaSalle St. 9:40 am (Dave Briggs)
E7A                  635
E8A                  644
E8A                  653
refrig-exp           REX 6908
bage-exp "e"         UP 9371 (60', StLCC, '64)
bage-exp "e"         REX 8237
COFC                 REX 3403
bage-exp "e"         UP 9369 (60', StLCC, '64)
60' RPO              513
bage-exp-msgr "e"    SP 6797
bage-exp "e"         NYC 7495
bage-exp-msgr "e"    858
8-6 sleeper          631 The Broadmoor
dorm-coffee-lounge   375 (Mesa Verde)
coach 68 seat        329 (Moline)
coach 62 seat        334 (Colorado Springs)
coach 40 seat        311 (James Peak)                       DSM?-Chi
diner 36 seat        423 (Sahuaro)                          DSM?-Chi
box-exp              20084


5-17-65 RI circular

#7 
60' RPO                               (return #10)           Chi-Om 
30' RPO                                                       Om-CS
bage work
8-6 sleeper Cap, car 73
club-dorm-diner
coach 68 seat Cap, car 79
coach 36 seat effective 6-13, car 78
coach 68 seat Cap, car 77                                        CS
diner                                 (return #10)           Chi-DSM
coach Fri only, car 701               (return #6 Sun)        Chi-DSM
coach Sun only, car 701               (return DH #6 Mon)     Chi-DSM 
4200 series stge-mail                                        Chi-DSM

#8 
bage-exp except Tue                               (Oakland/UP)Om-Chi(NY/NYC)
bage-exp                              (return #9) (Oakland/UP)Om-Chi
30' RPO                                                       CS-Om
60' RPO                               (return #9)             Om-Chi
bage-msgr                             (return #9)             Om-Chi
bage                                  (return #9)             Om-Chi
bage-work                                                           
8-6 slpr Cap, car 83                                           
club-dorm-diner                                               
coach 68 seat Cap, car 97             (return #5)              
coach 36 seat effective 6-14, car 88
coach 68 seat Cap, car 87             (return #9?)            CS-Chi 
bage                                  (return #25)            Om-DSM
bage-exp                              (return #15-9)          Om-DSM(StPaul/#16)
coach, car 85                         (return #9)             RI-Chi
diner                                 (return #5)             RI-Chi
bage-mail                                                    DSM-Chi


7-1-65 sleepers dropped & diners replaced w/snack cars


8-27-65 Actual

#7 (location unknown) (Mike Clasing)
E8A                  650
E7A                  640
TOFC-stge-mail       20506                                       D
TOFC-stge-mail       20511                                       DSM
bage-exp "e"         NYC 7374                                    CB
bage-exp             20078                                       Om(Oakland/UP)
bage-exp "e" Express NYC 8107                                    Om(Oakland/UP)
60' RPO              514                                         Om
bage-exp "e"         4373                                        D
lounge               478 (Golden Vista)                          D
coach 68 seat        336 (Mason City)                            D
coach 40 seat        310 (Longs Peak)                            D
coach 72 seat        359 (Grinnell)                              CS


9-12-65 Actual

#7 LaSalle St. (Paul Hunnell)
E8A                  650
E7A                  640
TOFC mail            20513                                       DSM
bage-exp "e"         NYC 8651                                    DSM
bage-exp-mail        20050                                       CB
RPO                  510                                         Om
bage-exp-msgr "e"    862                                         D
lounge-dorm          477 (Thunder Mtn.)                          D
68 chair             336 (Mason City)                            D
68 chair             326 (Dallas)                                CS


9-13-65 Actual

#8 LaSalle St. (Paul Hunnell)
E8A                  649
TOFC mail            20501
TOFC mail            20513
RPO                  513
bage-exp-msgr "e"    SP 6798 (65'7")
bage-exp-msgr "e"    UP 5631 (81'3")
bage-exp-msgr "e"    4371
lounge               478 (Golden Vista)
68 chair             335 (Albert Lea)
68 chair             334 (Colorado Springs)
64 chair             364 (Duncan)
parlor-buffet        475 (Tri-Cities)


1-66 RI circular

#7
TOFC                                                             DSM
psgr-box-exp (mail)                             (Hiboken/EL)Chi->CB
storage-mail (exMTu)                                             CB
RPO                                                              Om
RPO-baggage                                                  Om->CS
baggage (wkg)                                                    D
snack-lounge                                                     D
coach 86-seat                                                    D
coach 86-seat                                                    CS
coach (F)                                                        DSM

#8 
baggage-express (exTu)                            (Oakland/UP)Om-Chi(NY/NYC)
baggage-express (exSuM)                                       Om-Chi
RPO-baggage                                                   CS-Om
RPO                                                           Om-Chi
baggage (msgr)                                                Om-Chi
baggage                                                       Om-Chi
baggage (wkg)                                                  D-Chi
snack-lounge                                                   D-Chi
coach 68-seat                                                  D-Chi
coach 68-seat                                                 CS-Chi
psgr-box-express                                              Om-DSM(StPaul/#16)
psgr-box-express                                              Om-DSM
baggage-mail                                           (LA/UP)Om-DSM


1966 final consist west of Omaha

bage                                                            D
coach                                                           D
snack                                                           D
RPO-bage                                                        CS
coach                                                           CS


10-16-66 last run (#7/#8 renamed Cornhusker: Chi-Oma)



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,
   CBR=Corn Belt Rocket

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