Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Company


The Rock Island Line was in operation from 1852 to 1980 and ran west and south west from Chicago.  For many years it was a US Class I railroad, but one of the weaker roads.  Its prospects might have been the brightest at the time of the cancel below:

C. R. I. & P. RY. CO.

A check made out the the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to pay for forwarding freight charges, presumably for cargo heading east of Chicago.

Rock Island route map

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