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Identifier: MSS 79
Overview The Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad, commonly known as the "Rock Island Line," was chartered in 1847. When the charter was amended to reflect the line's expansion to Chicago in 1851, the railroad was named the Chicago and Rock Island. The railroad received its most recent name, the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad, after a merger with the Mississippi and Missouri Railroad in 1866. The Collection on the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad is organized into three...
Identifier: MSS 304
Overview Tom Jackson is a railroad memorabilia and photograph collector and resident of Rock Island, Illinois. The Tom Jackson collection contains published articles, manuscripts, printed pictures, photographs, and maps related to local railroads and trains.
Identifier: MSS 304a
Overview James T. Ratcliffe, a Rock Island resident, was a collector of railway photographs and memorabilia. The James T. Ratcliffe collection of railroad photographs and clippings contains newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, historical outlines, and published material regarding trolleys and electric train transportation.