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Train of Tomorrow

Train of Tomorrow


  • Format: Hardcover
  • 211 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Published: May 2007
  • ISBN-10: 0253348420
  • ISBN-13: 9780253348425

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The Train Of Tomorrow was a concept train built by General Motors topromote the sales of diesel locomotives by its Electro-Motive Division. It featureda newly crafted dome car, the brainchild of Cyrus R. Osborn, general manager of EMDat the time. Completed in 1947, the four-car train became a postwar symbol ofAmerican know-how and promised a bright future for the railroads. That same year thetrain began a 28-month tour of the United States and Canada, and then was sold tothe Union Pacific, which put the cars into daily service. In the mid-1960s, the carswere sold for scrap and believed lost. This book restores the Train Of Tomorrow toits rightful place in history. It includes nearly 200 photographs, drawings, anddocuments, as well as the diary kept during its inaugural tour. Complete history of the Train Of Tomorrow from concept to rescue