The Train of Tomorrow

By Ric Morgan   The Train of Tomorrow

The Train of Tomorrow was a concept train built by General Mortors to promote the sale of diesel locomotives by its Electro-Motive Division. It featured a newly-crafted dome car, the brainchild of Cyrus R. Osborn, general manager of EMD at the time. Completed in 1947, the four-car train became a postwar symbol of American know-how and promised a bright future for the railroads. That same year the train began a 28-month tour of the United States and Canada. It was then sold to Union Pacific, which put the cars into daily service. In mid-1960s, the cars were sold for scrap and believed lost. This book restores the Train of Tomorrow to its rightful place in history. It includes nearly 200 photographs, drawings and documents and includes the diary kept during its inaugural tour. Hardcover, 8 1/2 x 11", 211 pages.

ISBN: 978-0-253-34842-5

Price: $49.95

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