ROCK ISLAND JET ROCKET INAUGURAL RUN
THE FIRST TRAIN OF IT'S KIND IN AMERICA
JANUARY 30, 1956
is the booklet for the first run of this train. 15 pages of a very interesting account of the first run of this Low-Center of Gravity Speedster. Also a section of interesting facts you should know obout the Jet Rocket. Inside also you will find details of the Jet Rocket's construction, general dimensions,materials, couplers,brakes, guided axles,electrical system, air conditioning, heating system, water supply and the use of plastics. Plus answers to commomly asked questions.
T are three original pictures (8"x10").
The dining car. Interior shot of one of the trains' four coaches. Jet rocket's Club Lounge.
Also a press release bulletin dated Jan 30 1956. Also include are two specifications manuals:
Specifications for Talco Passenger Equipment Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific RR. Co. 29 pages
Jet cars #1,2,3, & 4. Stamped "Rock Island Lines Mech Engrs. Office Dec. 5 1957 Mech. Div. Silvis, Ill."
American Car and Foundry.
Specifications Talco Passenger Equipment Jet Rocket Car No. 5 16 pages
AND included in this fine collection is a original Rock Island ball point pen with a business card !!
All of these items are authentic, not
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