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Author Morgan, Ric.

Title The Train of Tomorrow / Ric Morgan.

Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  625.23 MORG    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 211 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Series Railroads past and present
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-211)
Summary "The Train Of Tomorrow was a concept train built by General Motors 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 the 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 as well as the diary kept during its inaugural tour."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Train of Tomorrow (Passenger train) -- History.
General Motors Corporation -- Research -- History -- 20th century.
Dome cars (Railroads) -- United States -- Design and construction -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780253348425 (cloth : alk. paper)
0253348420 (cloth : alk. paper)