DIESEL PASSENGER LOCOMOTIVES

ROCK ISLAND



No.                Model    Years Built

400-401            H-15-44  1948
402-411            FP7      1949
425-429            BL2      1948
485-499            RS-3     1951
601-606            TA       1937
621                DL-107   1941
622                DL-105   1940
623                DL-107   1940
624                DL-103   1939
625-626            E3A      1939
627-631            E6A      1940-41
632/632B-634/634B  E7AB     1945-46
635-636            E7A      1946
637/637B-642/642B  E7AB     1946-48
643-656            E8A      1949-53
675/675B-677/677B  F7AB     1949
750-751            AB6      1940
1288-1292          GP7      1952
1294-1299          GP7      1953


Locomotives numbered in the 400's were typically used for Chicago area commuter service, prior to 1965 when the first bilevel cars using head end power entered service.

The original Rocket trains were powered by #601-#606. A few early locomotives were were originally assigned to specific trains, described at the Pre War Streamliners page.

#627 was rebuilt into #656.

Some locomotives eventually operated exclusively in commuter service in Chicago. Including having head end power auxiliary generators installed, to operate with bilevel commuter cars.