SD40-2 #4796
I was in Kansas City with my oldest brother (Bill) in October, 1979 on a weekend when the dying Rock Island resumed operations after it's most recent strike-enduced shutdown. Maybe somebody out there can help me with the specific date? Anyway, as we watched, the place bustled with activity as one locomotive after another was pulled out, checked, and returned to service. Little could we tell that roughly six months later The Rock would be no more... 

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Mack Muir