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1. Death to Retired Railroad Man, 77 Death to Retired Railroad Man, 77 March 23, 1951 Vertical file contains a photo and obituary for George Gamble, "widely-known retired railroad man," dying at the age of 77 in 1951. He was a native of Kentucky raised in Atchison, Kansas. He started with...

2. Estell Owens Estell Owens September/29/1970 Obituary for Estell Owens, a retired telegrapher for the Rock Island Railroad, dying at the age of 80 on September 28, 1970.

3. First Rock Island "Rocket" Blazed the Pioneers' Trail First Rock Island "Rocket" Blazed the Pioneers' Trail 1950 History of the railroad company since its entrance into Kansas City in 1880.

4. From Flood Could Come KC-Katy From Flood Could Come KC-Katy April 19, 2006 The diasaster of the failure of the Taum Sauk reservoir wall on December 14 may lead to the develpoment of a portion of the missing 225-mile Katy Trail from St. Louis to Kansas City.

5. Greater Kansas City Official Souvenir Program Greater Kansas City Official Souvenir Program 1905 Full page ad for the railroad.

6. J. A. Stewart Obituary J. A. Stewart Obituary March/21/1952 Obituary for J. A. Stewart, a retired industrial commissioner for the Rock Island Railroad dying in 1952.

7. Joe Jump Joe Jump File containing a pamphlet about the murder of William Gladson, an Iowa resident working on the Rock Island Railroad near Gallatin, Missouri, in 1885 when murdered by Joe Jump and John Smith, later executed...

8. Lee's Summit Quadrangle Lee's Summit Quadrangle 1949 Topographical map of an area of Jackson County, Missouri, including the city of Lee's Summit and the Little Blue River. Also depicted are roads of varying grades, township boundaries, railroads, and numerous...

9. President Harry S. Truman Bridge President Harry S. Truman Bridge May/23/1945

10. President Harry S. Truman Bridge (Milwaukee-Rock Island Railroad Bridge) President Harry S. Truman Bridge (Milwaukee-Rock Island Railroad Bridge) Information on the Milwaukee-Rock Island Bridge on the Missouri River in Kansas City, renamed in 1945 the President Harry S. Truman Bridge.

11. Ribbon of Rust Ribbon of Rust January-February//1982 Article about the history of the dormant Rock Island Railroad, shut down in 1979 "for good," taken over by the Southern Pacific Railroad. Description of the impact of the decline of the railroad industry...

12. Rock Island Terminal Elevator Rock Island Terminal Elevator 1914 Terminal elevator for the Rock Island Railway in Kansas City, Kansas.

13. Rock Island Terminal Elevator Equipment Rock Island Terminal Elevator Equipment 1914 Equipment at the Rock Island Terminal Elevator in Kansas City, Kansas.

14. Rock Island Terminal Elevator Equipment Rock Island Terminal Elevator Equipment 1914 Equipment (pump or lever) at the Rock Island Terminal Elevator in Kansas City, Kansas.

15. West Bottoms after 1951 Flood West Bottoms after 1951 Flood 1951 View of recovery workers in a West Bottoms area damaged by the 1951 Flood; shows a number of Union Pacific and Rock Island Railroad vehicles.