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Pages from history--the Summer, 1937 Rock Island Timetable

The summer of 1937 saw a new era on the horizon for Rock Island Lines passenger service. Most trains were still powered by steam, with gas-powered motorcars on some branchline trains. The first, TA-hauled Rockets would arrive later in the summer.

 This document is an effort to preserve and share a small part of that summer through the pages of the Rock Island's Summer 1937 passenger timetable.

 NOTE: These are large GIF files--50k to 150k each. We wanted to provide as much quality as possible, and make it possible to read the fine print common to railroad timetables. Some Web browsers may choke on very large graphic files--you may wish to download these and view them offline. They print nicely on  laser and inkjet printers.

 


Pages From the Summer, 1937 timetable. . .

Inside pages. . .

A Word from Our Sponsor. . .

Two Rock Island house ads, reflecting the Art Deco influence of the Thirties. . .  

Miscellaneous. . .


Comments, corrections, and additions are always welcome!

 Disclaimer: As far as we know, the images shown here are in the public domain. The scans, however, are copyright © 1997-1998, RITS. Please feel free to download and save these images for personal use. Publication in any form other than RITS publications is not permitted without prior permission.

Page revised Thursday, May 28, 1997.
 
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