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The Coming of the Train, 7 miles west of Rose Hill, 1875; Mahaska County, Iowa
This 1875 photograph illustrates the hard work and effort put into creating a railroad track by a crew seven miles west of Rose Hill, Iowa.
Train passing Rock Island School, early 1900's; Mahaska County, Iowa
This is a picture of a train passing the Rock Island School in Mahaska County in the early 1900's. When the opportunity arrived, many school teachers would taken passenger trains to and from work in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
Look out! There's a cod on the tracks
England; France; Channel Express; Cod catcher
I think I can
Ridership increases; Steep grade ahead; Amtrak; Fat chance, unless Congress comes through with some more cash
Train next to the Mississippi River
Photograph of train next to the Mississippi River and near Four Mounds.
Train on Four Mounds grounds
Photograph of train at the bottom of hill on Four Mounds gounds, Iowa side.
Had you noticed how civilians were avoiding travel?
Dear, dear! You don't suppose anything's the matter with their engine, do you?
Had you noticed how the railroads had improved their road beds lately? Neither had we.
An old fashioned traveler takes a trip.