Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
Kansas City, Missouri
May 31, 1975

The Rock Island mainline into Kansas City, Missouri is seen in this view from the 31st Street Bridge. The line in the center is joint St. Louis San Francisco/Missouri Pacific trackage; the single track on the right is the Kansas City Southern main. In just five more years the Rock would disappear from the Official Guide, a victim of miscalculation and neglect.

This page posted 9/1/2017. Text and photo ©2017 Lamont Downs.