Chicago Rock Island and Pacific
’78 Review…Outlook ’79
This publication is from the wreckage of the successful efforts by other railroads to stop or delay the Rock Island-UP Merger. After a decade of regulatory hearings and conflict, the merger was approved, but the Union Pacific walked away in 1974 and the company entered trusteeship a year later. The Rock Island spent its last years on the edge of failure while attempting to rebuild itself. The company was liquidated in 1980.