The Great Rock Island Route

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Rock Island (RI)
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February 07, 2023

A history of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, its predecessors and subsidiaries. The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRI&P) had a long and varied history, possessing an extensive network that made it the 10th largest railroad in the United States, serving 14 states. It became the first road to bridge the Mississippi and enter Iowa. Lack of business, and a strike shut down the company in the late 1970s. This hardcover book has 391 pages, black-and-white photos, and 71 maps.