ELDON, IA - ROCK ISLAND

TRAIN DEPOT

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ELDON DEPOT COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER
~2017~

Jane Buck, her visit and donation

Mary Jane Johnson Buck honored us with a visit and a donation toward the motor car in honor of the Johnson family who were Rock Island employees. Janeís grandfather, father and brother all worked for the Rock Island. Her father, Martin Johnson, who started with a pick and shovel and retired as Roadmaster, rode a motor car to Eldon in the 1930ís on the KD line. Many thanks to Jane for her love of the Rock Island and support of the Eldon Depot Museum!

Model Railroad Display

The Rocket Room is home to a large model railroad layout. The project is nearing completion and includes a round house, bridges, realistic Iowa landscaping and architecture and Rock Island freight and passenger trains.