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[Photograph 2012.201.B1119.0118]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Here's proof that the Rock Island track soon will be taaken up and trains routed through the city on brank new line far sout of the business."
Date: unknown
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1119.0134]

Description: Caption: "On the wrong track, these two runaway Rock Island frieght cars coasted through a derail east of Oklahoma City Saturday tipping a load of scrap metal at a precarious angle, twisting car bodies, uprooting track and putting the wheels off the rail."
Date: July 11, 1953
Creator: Green, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1119.0142]

Description: Caption: "The name and fame of Oklahoma will be perpetuated on the sides of one of the delux, reclining chair cars of the streamlined, Diesel powered "Choctaw Rocket" of the Rock Island Lines, which train will be on public exhibition at the Rock Island passenger station in Oklahoma City on Friday."
Date: November 25, 1940
Creator: Kaufmann & Fabry Co.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1119.0143]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "In front of the faithful "Old Beck" are the seven men who perhaps know her best F. H. Grimes, shops night foreman; "gus" Shock, engineer, Robert Archer, fireman who's put more oil in "Old Beck" than any other man, George pretty, superintendent of shops at Shawnee, J.A. Gordon, machinist who's nursed her along for years and S. Myton, longtime conductor on the Asher line in its hey day, and L Sterret, switchman."
Date: February 1, 1942
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1119.0148]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Thirty minutes late and with a "traveling engineer" at the throttle, the Memphis bound Rock Island Rocket slowed to a halt at El Reno Thursday night, not tomove again until the rail strike ends."
Date: May 23, 1946
Creator: Miller, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1119.0131]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "hard luck Rock Island crossing signal at NE 1 and Lincoln, never activated after it was installed last year, had run into a misfortune."
Date: April 21, 1980
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1119.0125]

Description: Caption: "On the wrong track, these two runaway Rock Island friegh cars coasted through a derail east of Oklahoma City Saturday tipping a load of scrap metal at a precarious angle, twisting car bodies, up rooting track and putting the wheels off the rail."
Date: July 11, 1953
Creator: Green, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1119.0152]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Wade Brown, Fort Worth, piloting the northbound Rocket on her first trip from Dallas to Kansas City, looked at his watchjust to make sure he pulled out of the union station here on time Tuesday."
Date: November 16, 1938
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1119.0121]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Peggy sets the brakes on the oldtime coaches with oil burning lamps. The seats are covered with red plush and the original water cooler comes equipped with a tin cup on a nail."
Date: August 26, 1949
Creator: Johnson, Bill
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1119.0139]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Smoothing Workmen were busy Friday repairing the Rock Island Railroad crossing on N. Rockwell between NW 5 and Reno."
Date: September 13, 1968
Creator: Tapscott, George
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society