Happy 4th of July!

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  1. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

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    I know I am a day late, but Happy Birthday America!

    Andy

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    riverotter Midwest Alliance Rail Sys

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    Teaser! What can you tell us about the train in that photo?
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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    No kidding! That caught my eye and I want to know more!
    Ralph
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    kf4jqd Active Member

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    ok ok ok... Back in 1976, when America was celebrating it's 200th Birthday. The Rock Island Railroad ran this special passenger train around the Chicagoland Area. Here's a photo of the locomotive before it was painted Red-White-Blue! I just wished someone made a model of it. Maybe I can talk to my RITS friends about that!

    Andy

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  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Cool! Masking off to paint the star wouldn't be tough but you'd have to mess with fonts to create a decal for the "Independence" lettering. Is there some sort of graphic beyond that at the back end?

    Ralph
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    kf4jqd Active Member

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    Here's another picture of the "Independence". Sorry to say this locomotive was scrapped in 1978. :((

    Andy

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    kf4jqd Active Member

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    One last thing. That top picture I made into my 4th of July wallpaper for my deskto!

    Andy
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    riverotter Midwest Alliance Rail Sys

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    I'm not very "up" on my passenger diesels -- is this an E-6, E-7 or ???
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    It's an E8 but don't quote me on that one!

    Andy
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    This was the only Rock Island cab unit to receive "The ROCK" lettering, correct?
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    kf4jqd Active Member

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    Yes it was...
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    If only, like Conrail, they'd managed one in blue...