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Welcome to Rock Island Line 2nd Coach


Connecting Routes: Links

Here in the second coach we will try to help you locate what it is that you desire.  The conductor has posted here a listing of the places he has been and will try to steer you in the right direction.  Please send all links for model railroading and for Rock Island Railroad sites to the Conductor for posting to the list. Thanks, good luck in your travels, and hope to see you back out way on a future excursion!
   the Conductor.

NOTE: This is a 20 year old list, Please help me sort it out and replace the dead links,

and send us some new ones!


  • Midland Railway Historical Association - The home of Rock Island Rocket E-8 #652
    Jeff Prince's Guide to Rock Island Paint Schemes - Awesome reference site for the modeler Abilene and Smokey Valley Railroad - A local favorite in Kansas
    Best Trains - Scale Structures, Trains and Accessories for Model Railroads
    Bill's Train Shop - Specializing in O and S.
    Bill's Model Warehouse - Weekly model railroad how-to clinics that you can attend via video through the mail. Good production equipment allows us to use close-ups and other techniques to help you get the most of each video tape.
    Blue Ribbon Models
    Caboose Hobbies
    The Caboose - Brass models of all types and scales.
    Curthel Enterprises - On line and mail based catalog service from an expert in Marklin and other model train goods and services. Senior partner Helmut Wilkniss.
    The Caboose - Exclusively brass of every type, road, scale. Extensive web services.
    Des Plaines Hobbies - We are a general hobby shop with an emphasis on model railroading. We also manufacture a small number of products in N, HO, S, and O scales. DPH is a stocking dealer for System One, Digitrax, and MRC.
    Digital Train Control - A new on-line train store featuring Digitrax DCC equipment. This page will be expanding a lot over the next several weeks/months.
    The DCC Shop - Description: Authorized Digitrax Dealer. Chief, Big Boy Systems at discount prices.
    DLA Model Railroad - Full Line HO & N Scale dealer specializing in DC.
    Dreamers Trains - Milwaukee's only all railroading store owned and operated by active model railroaders. Featuring consignment brass, books and railroad memorabilia.
    D & S Hobbies -We carry more than 10,000 model railroad items in stock. We specialize in hard to find items and we can ship within 24 hours of receiving your order.
    DoodleBug Hobbies in San Juan Bautista, CA.
    Formlink -Formlink are an Australia distributor of Digitrax DCC. We also provide the Trainlink train and model railway pages on the web and publish a quarterly magazine for Model Railways, electronics and Digital Command Control.
    GCM Hobbies - GCM Hobbies is a Digitrax dealer, and offers custom services to modellers including layout design and construction, custom electronics, custom painting, etc.
    JMC On The Internet
    Henderson Roundhouse & Back Shops
    Hobby Haven - Good selection of trains, with the BEST prices you have seen.
    Hobbies, Etc.
    The Hobby Line - THE place for model enthusiasts to find out anything they want about all RC hobbies and model trains.
    Hobbytyme - Hobby dealers locator and hobby classified.
    Jerry Quinn Classic Trains & Toys
    Jim's Hobby Supply - Buying and selling European I, H.O., N and Z gauge trains since 1979. We are authorized Marklin and Walther's dealers.
    Kathies Hobbies - HO Trains, Digitrax, Del-Aire, Wathers, Overland, DPM, Painting, Repair, working layout.
    King Street Station - A model railroad store exclusively dealing in N-Scale. Established for over 8 years with a large inventory of detail parts as well as engines, rolling stock, buildings and kits of all types. Mail orders welcomed. We are model railroaders and understand your questions and problems. All items competitively priced.
    Kitsap Model Trains - all scales- all brands...from z to LGB.b. thousands of mail-order customers the world over for 18 years.
    Mansfield Hobbies - Sales and Service, Dealer for Lenz and Digitrax DCC , Decoder Installation Service.
    Micro Mark -The Small Tool Specialists.
    Mitchell's Family Store
    Miniature Locomotive Backshop-
    Model Trains Limited - DCC and more!
    My Dad's Trains - A HO scale only hobby shop that carries almost everything in the HO scale area. We carry Lenz DCC, MRC DCC as well as Atlas Model RR products, Floquil paints and supplies, trackside structures, as well as tools and scenery supplies. We stock IHC steam engines.
    Olsen's Toy Train Parts - Quality Marx and Dorfan Trains and Accessories manufacturer of replacement parts for your Lionel, Noma, Amt, A.F.
    Narrow Tracks & Trains - Mail-order marketer of narrow gauge supplies and equipment, specializing in O scale, from around the world.
    New England Hobby Supply Inc. - Model Railroad and Doll House Miniatures. Marklin, Lionel LGB Aristocraft, Digitrax authorized dealer. Full service, full time large model railroad shop. Manufacture of Precision Lamp and the Coupler Selector.
    PacWest Classics - MARX TRAINS only NEW and USED.
    NYW System - Lenz Digital Plus and Railroad supplies.
    Palatine Hobby, Ltd. - Palatine Hobby has been in business for about 7 1/2 years. Since opening the doors, the business has grown to over 5100 square feet. Entire departments now represent extensive lines of Model Railroads, Railroadiana, Plastic Models, Die-Cast Models, Radio-Control Models (R/C), Model Rocketry, Science and Telescopes, Dollhouse Miniatures, and Puzzles.
    Pegorer Import/ Export - European Model Trains.
    Perry's Hobbies - We are a mail order site that accepts major credit.
    Port Lines Hobby Supply All S-gauge/S-scale dealer & manufacturer/distributor. Specialist in American Flyer parts, S-scale structure kits, and S-gauge equipment.
    Promodel - Components, NZR and European, for scales LGB, Sn3.5, OO, HO, TT, NZ120, N.
    Rod Miller Products - O Scale fine scale customizing and DCC
    Scale Rail Model Centre & Exhibition Centre - (U.K.)
    Scale Action Hobbies - Located in North Americas oldest city, we are full-Service hobby shop for trains and accessories, plastic models, wooden ships, diecasts and resin models. Complete line of after-market accessories for detailing, scratch-building and casting your own parts. Serving Newfoundland and Eastern Canada, but we will ship anywhere.
    Setco Hobby Trains - Appleton, Wisconsin model train shop and toy train shop with online ordering and chat line.
    Southern Digital - on-line services, and sales for Digital Command Control
    TexNrails - Only N-scale at its best with low, low prices.
    Timeless Hobbies - Features thousands of hobby and toy items up to 25% off list. Also hundreds of vintage consignment trains and models. Order on-line using Secure Server. Featured specials, new items, message board, links, search feature and more.
    TSG Hobbies - A full line hobby shop that also specializes in model railroading, from Z scale to G scale. We have the largest selection of HO in the western part of Northern Virginia, as well as a very good selection of Lionel (Authorized Dealer), LGB and Aristocraft (both authorized) and also Marklin, as well as the standard brands of model railroading.
    The Dispatcher - The DISPATCHER is your Calgary and Southern Alberta source for Digital Command Control. We carry the Digitrax line of products, offer full service and the ability to try out the products on our full size demonstration layout. We offer great prices, decoder installations, and mail order as well.
    Tony's Train Xchange - Discount Prices, New / Used Sales, Trade-Ins, Installations, 24 Hour Service, Loco Back Shop. TTX Supports More Command Control Systems Than Anyone!
    Train City - Specializing in pre owned American Flyer, Lionel, and Marx. We also carry HO and N Gauges in our store which is located in Erie, Pa. Visit our web site where you can view or download our inventory which is updated twice monthly. Our mail order service is the best!!!!
    Trains 'N' Things - Auction board devoted to 'O', "S', and Large Scale toy trains.
    The TRAIN Shop - All trains, all gauges. Authorized dealers of LGB, Lionel, Marklin, Atlas, Kadee, Micro Trains, Kalmback and others too numerous to name.

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