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Wheels of Progress "The Rock Island: (DVD)

Wheels of Progress "The Rock Island: (DVD)



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This all color vintage video starts with several minutes of in-cab and run-by action as we salute the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. Next we come to: WHEELS OF PROGRESS Produced by the Rock Island in the 1950s, it promotes itself as the perfect system between east and west, highlighting its ability to move both freight and passengers over its modern rail system. You are taken on a visit to its yards, and get a good look at both steam and diesel engines. This is a wonderful film for fans of the Rock Island, and its Rocket Fleet. DVD edition added film: RAILROAD STORY The Illinois Association of Railroads produced this color film about the unfair taxing of railroads. It features several railroads, hard at work, in the Nations Heartland during the 1950s