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Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway Company


Historical Note

The Rock Island and LaSalle Rail Road Company was chartered in Illinois in 1848; then renamed the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad Company in 1851; and the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company in 1866. The Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway was chartered in 1902 to provide an extension of the Rock Island system from Fort Worth, Texas to Galveston. In 1947, the companies were reorganized and consolidated as the Chicago, Rock island and Pacific Railroad Company. Commencing operation on January 1, 1948, the company operated nearly 8,000 miles of track in 14 states. In 1975, the company entered bankruptcy, its assets eventually liquidated.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet

Identifier: Ms-2009-041

The collection contains a booklet promoting an insurance plan for employees of the Rock Island Lines.

Dates: 1926