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ROCK ISLAND JET ROCKET INAUGURAL RUN JAN. 30, 1956 PICS
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ROCK ISLAND JET ROCKET INAUGURAL RUN JAN. 30, 1956 PICS

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Sold Date: 03/28/2007
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay



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 copies.

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