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The “Hiawatha” locomotive was an oversized 4-4-2 Atlantic, the first of that wheel pattern to be built in America since 1914.  It came out on the heels of 1934′s Burlington Zephyr and the NYC Commodore Vanderbilt, both in-house cosmetic jobs.  Of the great streamliners, because I am a southern Minnesotan I am inclined to like the Commodore Vanderbilt best, it really does look like a fine slick boar hog with its snout in the groove!

The “Hiawatha” locomotive was an oversized 4-4-2 Atlantic, the first of that wheel pattern to be built in America since 1914. It came out on the heels of 1934′s Burlington Zephyr and the NYC Commodore Vanderbilt, both in-house cosmetic jobs. Of the great streamliners, because I am a southern Minnesotan I am inclined to like the Commodore Vanderbilt best, it really does look like a fine slick boar hog with its snout in the groove!

The Zeppelin Train, The Aerotrain And Other Classic Streamlined Trains

The Zeppelin Train, The Aerotrain And Other Classic Streamlined Trains

This one train which is not going to see very often. I think that it is some kind of old Russian concept train with two rockets, I suppose for speeding up.

S 302 (Edward Henty) shown just after it received its blue and gold paint scheme at North Geelong after its demonstration run from Melbourne, 1937.

S 302 (Edward Henty) shown just after it received its blue and gold paint scheme at North Geelong after its demonstration run from Melbourne, 1937.

What an awesome train! Dutch No. 3804 streamlined steam locomotive 1936:

What an awesome train! Dutch No. 3804 streamlined steam locomotive 1936:

Chesapeake & Ohio M-1 steam turbine 502 at Cincinnati on July 2, 1949.  These coal-fired turbine locomotives were complete failures in passenger service despite their impressive size and complexity.  Built in 1947 by Baldwin Locomotive for exorbitant prices, all three were retired by 1950.  Color of this engine, in case you're wondering, was yellow-orange up top with gray beneath, with dark blue lettering and trim.

Chesapeake & Ohio M-1 steam turbine 502 at Cincinnati on July 2, 1949. These coal-fired turbine locomotives were complete failures in passenger service despite their impressive size and complexity. Built in 1947 by Baldwin Locomotive for exorbitant prices, all three were retired by 1950. Color of this engine, in case you're wondering, was yellow-orange up top with gray beneath, with dark blue lettering and trim.

The Rexall (United Drug Company) Train, a promotional 12-car streamlined and air-conditioned train, 1936

The Zeppelin Train, The Aerotrain And Other Classic Streamlined Trains

The Rexall (United Drug Company) Train, a promotional 12-car streamlined and air-conditioned train, 1936

Raymond Loewy - The PRR S1 experimental steam locomotive (nicknamed "The Big Engine") was the largest rigid frame passenger locomotive ever built

Raymond Loewy - The PRR S1 experimental steam locomotive (nicknamed "The Big Engine") was the largest rigid frame passenger locomotive ever built

T1 Duplex - one of the greatest steam locomotives ever produced. I realize diesel was clearly better but it never had the same character.

T1 Duplex - one of the greatest steam locomotives ever produced. I realize diesel was clearly better but it never had the same character.

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