Got a Ticket on the Rock Island Line

Passengers on the Golden State or another Rock Island train might get tickets in this ticket envelope, the gold color of which is possibly meant to be a reminder of the train name.

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Inside the envelope, tickets could come in the form of this little book, which has three copies of the ticket: one for the agent, one for the conductor, and one for the passenger. Note that the back cover of the ticket book, shown here, has an image of La Mirada, the Golden Rocket observation car that was used on the Golden State. The image doesn’t hint of the orange paint that once adorned the top half of the car, suggesting the ticket book was printed after 1953, when that paint was removed.

Click image to download a 1.2-MB PDF of this ticket book.

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