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General Motors Aerotrain: A Rider’s Report

The photos above are of General Motors’ Aerotrain, a mid-1950s attempt to put pizazz into rail travel and sell many similar locomotive-and-coaches combinations to America’s ailing passenger railroads. Basically, the Aerotrain was a flashy, automobile-styled locomotive pulling a string of … Continue reading

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Early American Streamlined Locomotives (more)


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Early American Streamlined Locomotives

Pre-streamliner passenger train in Alamama – 1948 Locomotive No. 1, a Norman Bel Geddes design – 1931 Union Pacific M-10000 (left) and Burlington Pioneer Zephyr The M-10000 is open for inspection in Denver – 1934 M-10000 and Chrysler Airflow – … Continue reading

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The Interurban Station

The Interurban Railroad provided passenger service between Port Washington and Milwaukee for over 40 years. ┬áThe station on Center Street became the Colonial Photography Studio after service was discontinued and functioned as such until recently. The Interurban ran along the … Continue reading

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Train wreck at Montparnasse, 1895

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Washington, D.C., 1926. Southern Railway. Ladies’ car

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