Chrisman Collection

Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.


Call No: P161-B1b1

Description: Rock Island’s last steam locomotives

Date of origin: 1969

Type: Print

Size: 8 1/16 x 10 1/16

Condition: Very Good


[front] [emblem] Rock Island; The Rock Island’s last steam locomotives were the twenty 5100-series, 4-8-4, Northerns, purchased from Alco in two seperate orders. Oil burners 5100-5109 were delivered in 1944, and two years later the railroad received coal burners 5110-5119. The engines were 109 feet long, weighed in at nearly 423 tons fully loaded, had 74-inch, roller-bearing-equipped drivers and operated on 270 pounds of steam pressure.
[back] cancell this order 4/28/69 Mb


Miscellaneous Info.:

Print with two trains and caption at the bottom; top train is 5100; bottom is 5119; Rock Island logo at left of caption; back writing in purple and pencil.

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Subject: 5100-series, Alco roller-bearing-equipped drivers, buildings, coal burners 5110-5119, Northerns, oil burners 5100-5109 S-1920 S-1984, railroad engine, railroad tracks, Rock Island locomotives, Rock Island Railroad, steam locomotive,