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The Rocket - Lawrence, Kansas
 
"The Rocket" (Lawrence, Kansas)

   by John Bromley
 
Original Oil Painting Available (24" x 36")
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The Rock Island 'Rocket' sweeps westbound around the big curve past the Union Pacific depot in Lawrence, KS. The train features the pioneer streamliner diesel electric design on its Electro-Motive TA locomotive. The colorful red and maroon paint scheme was among the first of a rainbow of colorful liveries as competing railroads vied for the public's attention. Rock Island, formally known as the Chicago Rock Island and Pacific, soon adopted the slogan, "Route of the Rockets." The depot, built in 1888-89, was restored in 1996 and is now owned by the City of Lawrence and operated by the Lawrence Parks Recreation Department as a community Center. Rock Island had trackage rights over Union Pacific between Kansas City and Topeka.

     
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