In the present paper, we consider timelike general rotational surfaces in the Minkowski 4- space which are analogous to the general rotational surfaces in the Euclidean 4-space introduced by C. Moore. We study two types of such surfaces (with timelike and spacelike meridian curve, respectively) and describe analytically some of their basic geometric classes: flat timelike general rotational surfaces, timelike general rotational surfaces with flat normal connection, and timelike general rotational surfaces with non-zero constant mean curvature. We give explicitly all minimal timelike general rotational surfaces and all timelike general rotational surfaces with parallel normalized mean curvature vector field.