MAJOR PASSENGER TRAINS

ROCK ISLAND


STREAMLINERS
Trains which were modernized with new streamlined passenger cars, mainly during the 1930's through the 1950's.

#7/#8 - Rocky Mountain Rocket
Chicago-Rock Island-Des Moines-Omaha-Lincoln-Denver/Colorado Springs
1939 - introduced as a streamliner
1966 - discontinued

#10/#23 - Corn Belt Rocket
Chicago-Rock Island-Des Moines-Omaha
1947 - introduced as a streamliner
1970 - discontinued

#17/#18 - Texas Rocket
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Des Moines-Kansas City-Topeka-Wichita-Fort Worth-Dallas
1938 - introduced as a streamliner Kansas City-Dallas
1945 - extended Minneapolis-Kansas City
1962 - discontinued Kansas City-Dallas
1968 - discontinued

#51/#52 - Choctaw Rocket
Memphis-Little Rock-Oklahoma City-Amarillo
1940 - introduced as a streamliner
1964 - discontinued

#61/#62 - Zephyr Rocket
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Waterloo-Cedar Rapids-Burlington-(via CB&Q)-St. Louis
1941 - introduced as a streamliner
1967 - discontinued

#501-#504 - Peoria Rocket
Chicago-Peoria
1937 - introduced as a streamliner
1971 - operation continued independent of Amtrak
1978 - discontinued

#505/#506 - Des Moines Rocket
Chicago-Rock Island-Des Moines
1937 - introduced as a streamliner
1967 - discontinued Rock Island-Des Moines and later renamed Quad Cities Rocket
1971 - operation continued independent of Amtrak
1978 - discontinued

#507/#508 - Twin Star Rocket
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Des Moines-Kansas City-Topeka-Wichita-Fort Worth-Dallas-Houston
1945 - introduced as a streamliner
1964 - discontinued Fort Worth-Dallas-Houston
1967 - discontinued Kansas City-Fort Worth
1969 - discontinued


STREAMLINERS/ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Consists and concise schedules from various eras, as streamlined trains were introduced.

Pre War Streamliners
Post War Streamliners
Passenger Diesel Locomotives
Post War Timetables