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Manly in Worth County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Rock Island Terminal

 
 
Rock Island Terminal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 22, 2016
1. Rock Island Terminal Marker
Inscription.  One of most modern railroad shops in U.S. Completed in 1913. Generated its own electricity, coal fed by stoker, ashes removed mechanically.
 
Erected 1996 by Worth County Sesquicentennial Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 43° 17.035′ N, 93° 12.098′ W. Marker is in Manly, Iowa, in Worth County. Marker is on East South Street (Iowa Route 9) just west of South Broadway Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located beside the Rock Island Railroad exhibit at the southwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manly IA 50456, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Strand Stockyards (here, next to this marker); First Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 9 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 9 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx.
Rock Island Terminal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 22, 2016
2. Rock Island Terminal Marker
(Iowa Northern Railway locomotive exhibit in background • related marker below)
9.1 miles away); Mason City Area Veterans Monument (approx. 9.1 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 9.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Manly Railroad Junction Museum. The museum is a testament to the days when Manly was a hub for the Rock Island Railroad, the location of the Rock Island Terminal. In the early 1950s, as many as 14 passenger trains per day stopped at Manly, formerly known as Manly Junction. (Submitted on December 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Manly Junction. About 10 miles north of Mason City IA, there is a junction between the Union Pacific and the Iowa Northern. The Iowa Northern track ends here in Manly, while The UP continues on north to Northwood IA, Glenville MN, and Albert Lea MN and beyond. (Submitted on December 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Rock Island Terminal Exhibit image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 22, 2016
3. Rock Island Terminal Exhibit
(located near marker)
Iowa Northern Railway Locomotive #2000 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 22, 2016
4. Iowa Northern Railway Locomotive #2000
(located near marker)
Rock Island Caboose #17054 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 22, 2016
5. Rock Island Caboose #17054
(located near marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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