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Charles Stookey's Collection
 
11/18/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Charles Stookey
Dates:3/3/1975 - 6/17/1984
Album Info:El Reno was a great place to take pictures. However, as the Rock Island continued to decline, it was like watching a family member decline and die.
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CRIP 4165
Title:  CRIP 4165
Description:  El RENO OK Mar 23 1975 -- A Rock Island F9AM and three other F units handle a southbound train toward Chickasha and points south.
Photo Date:  3/23/1975  Upload Date: 9/2/2011 8:02:06 AM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CRIP 4165(F9AM)
Views:  1040   Comments: 0
CRIP 4164 & 4152
Title:  CRIP 4164 & 4152
Description:  EL RENO OK January 1976 -- Rock Island F9Am 4164 and F9Am 4152 sit at the engine facility. The 4162 will leave the roster in only a few months. EMD built the unit as Union Pacific F3 1415A (b/n 4620) in January 1948. It was renumbered to UP 1415 in April 1948, renumbered to 1521 in March 1951, rebuilt by EMD as F9A 534 in January 1959 and sold to Rock Island as F9Am 4164 in February 1972. It was traded in to EMD in July 1976. (Photo date approximate, Roster information from http://thedieselshop.us/CRIP.HTML, http://utahrails.net/all-time/all-time-06.php#f9a-500, http://utahrails.net/all-time/all-time-24.php#f3a-1500 and http://www.trainweb.org/emdloco/4600.htm)
Photo Date:  1/1/1976  Upload Date: 6/15/2012 12:22:19 AM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CRIP 4164(F9AM)
Views:  459   Comments: 1
CRIP 4796
Title:  CRIP 4796
Description:  EL RENO OK January 1976 -- Rock Island SD40-2 4796 leads a mixed freight past the freight house and station on its way south. EMD built the 4796 (s/n 73676-7) in December 1973. After the Rock shut down it went to Illinois Central Gulf in June 1980 (ICG paint) as ICG 6046, then to EMD as EMDX 6046 and then to Wisconsin and Southern RR (in WSOR paint) as WSOR 4003. (Photo date approximate roster information from http://www.rits.org/www/equipment/ridispos.html, http://www.wsorrailroad.com/fan/roster.html, http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr571.htm and http://www.trainweb.org/emdloco/73676.htm) 1976 -- Rock Island SD40-2 4796 leads a mixed freight past the freight house and station on its way south. EMD built the 4796 (s/n 73676-7) in December 1973. After the Rock shut down it went to Illinois Central Gulf in June 1980 (ICG paint) as ICG 6046, then to EMD as EMDX 6046 and then to Wisconsin and Southern RR (in WSOR paint) as WSOR 4003. (Roster information from http://www.rits.org/www/equipment/ridispos.html, http://www.wsorrailroad.com/fan/roster.html, http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr571.htm and http://www.trainweb.org/emdloco/73676.htm)
Photo Date:  1/1/1976  Upload Date: 6/19/2012 9:58:08 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CRIP 4796(SD40-2)
Views:  645   Comments: 1
CRIP 4166 on turntable
Title:  CRIP 4166 on turntable
Description:  EL RENO OK Jan 5 1976 -- Rock Island F9Am 4166 takes a ride on the turntable. EMD built the 4166 as Union Pacific F3A 1558 (b/n 6723) in December 1948. EMD rebuilt for UP as F9A 537 in February 1959. Rock Island acquired it and renumbered it 4166 in February 1972. It was traded in to EMD in July 1976. (Roster information from http://utahrails.net/all-time/all-time-24.php#f3a-1500 and http://www.trainweb.org/emdloco/6700.htm)
Photo Date:  1/5/1976  Upload Date: 6/15/2012 12:20:49 AM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster,Track
Locomotives:  CRIP 4166(F9AM)
Views:  502   Comments: 1
CRIP 4166 leaving turntable
Title:  CRIP 4166 leaving turntable
Description:  EL RENO OK Jan 5 1976 -- Rock Island F9AM 4166 takes a ride on the turntable. EMD built the 4166 as Union Pacific F3A 1558 (b/n 6723) in December 1948. EMD rebuilt for UP as F9A 537 in February 1959. Rock Island acquired it and renumbered it 4166 in February 1972. It was traded in to EMD in July 1976. (Roster information from http://utahrails.net/all-time/all-time-24.php#f3a-1500 and http://www.trainweb.org/emdloco/6700.htm)
Photo Date:  1/5/1976  Upload Date: 6/15/2012 12:17:44 AM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  CRIP 4166(F9AM)
Views:  508   Comments: 1
CRIP 4166 on turntable
Title:  CRIP 4166 on turntable
Description:  EL RENO OK Jan 5 1976 -- As a crewman controls the turtable (left) rail photographer Ken Fitzgerald (foreground) gets a closer picture as Rock Island F9AM 4166 is turned. EMD built the 4166 as Union Pacific F3A 1558 (b/n 6723) in December 1948. EMD rebuilt itfor UP as F9A 537 in February 1959. Rock Island acquired it and renumbered it 4166 in February 1972. It was traded in to EMD in July 1976. (Roster information from http://utahrails.net/all-time/all-time-24.php#f3a-1500 and http://www.trainweb.org/emdloco/6700.htm)
Photo Date:  1/5/1976  Upload Date: 6/15/2012 12:18:59 AM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CRIP 4166(F9AM)
Views:  534   Comments: 1
CRIP 4712  in the weeds
Title:  CRIP 4712 in the weeds
Description:  EL RENO OK Jan 5 1976 -- Rock Island GP40 4712 leads a mixed freight leaving the yard eastbound. EMD built the 4712 (b/n 36398) ub April 1970. After the Rock shut down Union Pacific acquired it on April 1 1980. It became UP 643 but retained its Rock paint. On April 29 1980 it was painted in UP colors. It was leased by NdeM from October 1989 to June 1990, was stored unserviceable at Fort Worth, retired on Aug 21 1991, sold to National Railway Equipment (Dixmoor IL) on Oct 9 1991 and in September 1994 acquired by Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern as DME 4002 in Blue with yellow stripe and later in 20th Anniversary Commemorative paint. (Roster information from http://utahrails.net/all-time/all-time-08.php#gp40-600, http://www.rits.org/www/equipment/ridispos.html)
Photo Date:  1/5/1976  Upload Date: 6/19/2012 9:59:39 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CRIP 4712(GP40)
Views:  597   Comments: 4
CRIP 4432 fan trip
Title:  CRIP 4432 fan trip
Description:  El RENO OK Sept 19 1976 -- The Central Oklahoma Railfan Association operated a fan trip West out of El Reno. Here, CRIP GP7R 4432 prepares to depart the El Reno station with fans aboard. In the engineer's seat is Oklahoma State Representative and Rock Island Engineer Jim Townsend.
Photo Date:  9/19/1976  Upload Date: 8/14/2011 9:49:18 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CRIP 4432(GP7R)
Views:  1541   Comments: 8
CRIP 357
Title:  CRIP 357
Description:  EL RENO OK Jan 2 1978 -- Rock Island GP40 357 was built by EMD Sept-Oct 1966. It was sold to Precision National, Mount Vernon IL,in July 1985 and scrapped by Gray Supply, North Little Rock AR. (Roster information from thedieselshop.us and utahrails.net)
Photo Date:  1/2/1978  Upload Date: 1/14/2012 7:06:11 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CRIP 357(GP40)
Views:  474   Comments: 2
CRIP 4336
Title:  CRIP 4336
Description:  EL RENO OK Jan 21 1978 -- Rock Island GP38-2 4336, named City of Rock Island, GP9 4485 and GP38-2 4316, named Garland L. Rucker, are on the move. In the background is the El Reno shop building. EMD built the 4336 in November 1976. In became Missouri Pacific 2274 after the Rock Island shutdown and then became UP 2274 on Nov 13 1986. On Oct. 3 2000 UP renumbered the unit to 774. Up retired the unit on April 22 2008 and it became GMTX 2145. (Roster information from thedieselshop.us, rits.org and utahrails.net)
Photo Date:  1/21/1978  Upload Date: 1/14/2012 7:01:59 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CRIP 4336(GP38-2)
Views:  462   Comments: 1
CRIP 195
Title:  CRIP 195
Description:  EL RENO OK Feb 2 1980 -- Three railfans, one a Rock Island employee, traveled to El Reno and got permission from the division super to enter the shops and take night shots. We trekked through the Engine/car shop and set up for our first shot which was unit 314. Sadly, we forgot to check in with the shop foreman. He saw the flash units and politely asked us to leave. We came down on the side of reality and beat a hasty retreat. Live and learn. GE built CRIP U33B 195 in May 1969. It was eventually returned to lessor Rockland Gamma. Note the light traces caused by a flashlight at the right of photo. (Roster information from thedieselshop.us and ‚ÄúRock Island Diesel Locomotives 1930-1980 By Louis A. Marre)
Photo Date:  2/2/1980  Upload Date: 1/15/2012 9:08:02 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster,Night
Locomotives:  CRIP 195(U33B)
Views:  843   Comments: 2
CRIP instruction car 11 El Reno
Title:  CRIP instruction car 11 El Reno
Description:  EL RENO OK Feb 2 1980 -- Rock Island Instruction car sits sits in the weeds east of the Division headquarters building in El Reno. This car was originally built as IC 2618 (Gentilly), became CRIP 95001 before conversion to an instruction car. (Roster information from rits.org)
Photo Date:  2/2/1980  Upload Date: 1/15/2012 9:06:04 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  RollingStock,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  786   Comments: 1
CRIP 314
Title:  CRIP 314
Description:  EL RENO OK Feb 2 1980 -- Three railfans, one a Rock Island employee, traveled to El Reno and got permission from the division super to enter the shops and take night shots. We trekked through the Engine/car shop and set up for our first shot which was unit 314. Sadly, we forgot to check in with the shop foreman. He saw the flash units and politely asked us to leave. We came down on the side of reality and beat a hasty retreat. This was the one and only photo from the evening. Live and learn.
Photo Date:  2/2/1980  Upload Date: 8/6/2011 10:29:15 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster,Night
Locomotives:  CRIP 314(GP35)
Views:  611   Comments: 1
CRIP 4319
Title:  CRIP 4319
Description:  EL RENO OK Feb 4 1980 -- As two birds take wing Rock Island GP38-2 4319, named Illinois, is ready to depart. EMD built the locomotive in September-November 1976. In 1980 it became Missouri Pacific 2257 and in 1987 became UP 2257. On June 11 2003 it was renumbered UP 757. It was retired by June 2008 and renumbered to a GMTX unit. (Roster information from thedieselshop.us, rits.org and utahrails.net)
Photo Date:  2/4/1980  Upload Date: 1/14/2012 7:03:41 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CRIP 4319(GP38-2)
Views:  621   Comments: 1
CRIP 4489
Title:  CRIP 4489
Description:  EL RENO OK Feb 4 1980 -- Rock Island GP9R 4489 is in for service. Also discernable are GP7R 4441, GP7R 4454, SW1 531 and U33B 285. This is a view of the El Reno shop facility looking east-southeast from the U.S. 81 overpass. Note the freshly painted box cars.
Photo Date:  2/4/1980  Upload Date: 1/15/2012 9:04:15 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Yard
Locomotives:  CRIP 4489(GP9R)
Views:  1320   Comments: 3
CRIP Yard (view to NE) El Reno OK
Title:  CRIP Yard (view to NE) El Reno OK
Description:  EL RENO OK Feb 4 1980 -- CRIP SW8 811 (middle left) handles switching duties in this view of the El Reno Yard looking northwest from the U.S. 81 overpass. Trains departed in this direction for Enid OK and, in the past, Tucumcari NM. There was also a connection to the passenger line that cut off to the south-southeast.
Photo Date:  2/4/1980  Upload Date: 1/15/2012 9:02:09 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CRIP 811(SW8)
Views:  1294   Comments: 2
CRIP Caboose 17651
Title:  CRIP Caboose 17651
Description:  EL RENO OK April 13 1980 -- This wooden caboose is a real survivor.
Photo Date:  3/13/1980  Upload Date: 8/14/2011 9:50:56 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  355   Comments: 1
CRIP 4428
Title:  CRIP 4428
Description:  EL RENO OK April 13 1980 -- A smiley face decorates the headend of Rock Island GP7R 4428. EMD built the unit as CRIP 1234 IIt was rebuilt and renumbered to CRIP GP7R 4428 on Jan 10 1976 as part of the capital rebuild program. (Roster information from "Rock Island Diesel Locomotives 1930-1980" by Louis A. Marre)
Photo Date:  4/13/1980  Upload Date: 1/14/2012 7:00:13 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CRIP 4428(GP7R)
Views:  344   Comments: 1
CRIP 4539
Title:  CRIP 4539
Description:  EL RENO OK April 13 1980 -- Rock Island GP7R 4539 was built by EMD in November 1952 as CRIP 1278. It gained its current number on Sept 28 1976 at Silvis as part of the Capital Rebuild Program. On Sept 17 1981 it became CNW 4193. (Roster information from “Rock Island Diesel Locomotives 1930-1980” By Louis A. Marre and rits.org)
Photo Date:  4/13/1980  Upload Date: 1/14/2012 6:58:44 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CRIP 4539(GP7R)
Views:  297   Comments: 1
CRIP 4424
Title:  CRIP 4424
Description:  EL RENO OK April 13 1980 -- Rock Island GP9 4424 (John W Barringer III) awaits its fate. EMD built the unit in November 1972 (s/n 17606) as a GP7 and Rock Island numbered it CRIP 1275. In December 1976 the Silvis shops rebuilt it as GP9R 4424. After the Rock Island shutdown it went to Chrome Crankshaft as 4424, to Cedar Rapids & Iowa City as CIC 97, to Chrome Locomotive as 97 and to Iowa Interstate as IAIS 400. (Roster information from http://www.rits.org/www/equipment/rinamed.html, http://www.rits.org/www/equipment/ridispos.html, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LocoNotes/message/66396 and Marre, Louie A. Rock Island Diesel Locomotives: 1930-1980. Ohio: Railfax, 1982 Print)
Photo Date:  4/13/1980  Upload Date: 11/29/2012 11:53:32 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CRIP 4424(GP9R)
Views:  560   Comments: 1
CRIP Big Hook
Title:  CRIP Big Hook
Description:  EL RENO OK April 13 1980 -- This big hook probably got a lot of use toward the end of the Rock Island.
Photo Date:  4/13/1980  Upload Date: 8/14/2011 9:50:11 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  528   Comments: 2
Caboose line
Title:  Caboose line
Description:  EL RENO OK April 13 1980 -- Rock Island cabooses await work.
Photo Date:  4/13/1980  Upload Date: 8/14/2011 9:51:36 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  381   Comments: 1
CRIP Scale Test Car
Title:  CRIP Scale Test Car
Description:  EL RENO OK April 13 1980 -- Rock Island Scale Test Car 95381.
Photo Date:  4/13/1980  Upload Date: 8/14/2011 9:52:12 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  972   Comments: 1
MKT (OKT) 3109
Title:  MKT (OKT) 3109
Description:  EL RENO OK June 17 1984 -- Oklahoma Kansas Texas 3109's crew has cutoff from their train and gone to lunch. I believe this unit is CR 3109 which became MKT 235, then UP 670 and finally UP 9953. Please correct me if I am wrong. The building at the left is the former division headquarters for the Rock Island.( Roster information from thecrhs.org and utahrails.net)
Photo Date:  6/17/1984  Upload Date: 1/21/2012 5:08:00 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  MKT 3109(GP40) MKT 171(GP40)
Views:  1013   Comments: 2


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