Pictures of depots in this book are Beardstown, Table Grove, Vermont, Browning, Astoria, Bushnell, Monmouth, Gerlaw, Alexis, Henderson, Rio, Alpha, Ophiem, Lynn, Orion, Osco (Rock Island Lines), New Boston, Joy, Nekoma, Woodhull, Aledo, Galva (Rock Island Lines), Aledo (Rock Island Southern), Reynolds and Preemption (Rock Island Southern), Hillsdale, Erie, Burlington Junction (Denrock), Lyndon, Sterling, Barstow, Moline (Dri-line), Moline (CB&Q), Rock Island, Rock Island (Rock Island Lines), Rock Island (Milwaukee), Ohio, Prophetstown, Tampico, Fenton, Garden Plain, Fulton, Galesburg (both CB&Q and ATSF), Thomson (CB&Q and Milwaukee), and Savanna.
Branch Lines discussed are Gladstone (Burlington) to Galva via Oquawka, New Boston, Joy, Aledo, Viola, New Windsor, Alpha, Woodhull, � and Nekoma, Barstow to Rock Island via Silvis, East Moline, Moline and Rock Island, Denrock to Sterling, Fenton to Thomson via Garden Plain and Fulton and Denrock to Mendota. � The author of this book ran over this line in the last 10 years of his 38 year career as a Conductor for BN and BNSF. � The book uses maps of all kinds and timetables to illustrate how the Gaesburg to Savanna branch has changed from 1870 to the present. � The author includes many stories including those on how set outs were made "in the blind" before portable radios were available.
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