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Union Pacific Aerotrain ~ Los Angeles to Las Vegas: The Las Vegas train left LA in the morning and made one round-trip each day (for 9 months) and there was a 60-minute layover in Las Vegas during which the train was turned, cleaned and re-stocked with booze for gamblers who either celebrated or consoled themselves.  The 9 cars all-aluminum shelled aerobody makes it one of America's most beautiful modern trains ever!

The General Motors Aerotrain was an experimental direction taken by GM in the it was designed by legendary car-man Chuck Jordan

Los Angeles Ca Jan 25 1948 A Diesel locomotive hangs over Aliso Street after running off the end of rails.

“Santa Fe diesel passenger locomotive crashes and hangs over Aliso St, Los Angeles Union Station.

Rock Island This is what happens when you lock aviation designers in a train station. On display at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, MO

Rock Island This is what happens when you lock aviation designers in a train station. Louis Museum of Transportation in St.

Aérotrain

The other "Aerotrain". An experimental French railplane. Project was scrapped in favor of the more conventional TGV highspeed train.

GM Aerotrain, produced by General Motors Electro-Motive Division in the mid-1950s

The Zeppelin Train, The Aerotrain And Other Classic Streamlined Trains

The Zeppelin Train, The Aerotrain And Other Classic Streamlined Trains GM Aerotrain, produced by General Motors Electro-Motive Division in the

Um trem a vapor dos Caminhos de Ferro Alemães 1936.

A streamlined steam train of the German Railways (vehicle number wheel arrangement: Wished trains still looked this cool!

This art deco New York Central diesel is too cool not to include in my steam loco pins.

New York, Central Railroad Bullet Train

In the mid-1960's, New York Central Railroad engineer Don Wetzel was exploring ways to make trains run safer, cheaper, but most importantly: faster. And, clearly, the most logical means of accomplishing all three of these objectives was to strap a pair of Air Force surplus jet engines to the roof of a prototype high-speed locomotive, creating the world's fastest self-propelled train.

This 1960s Jet Train Is Still America's Fastest Locomotive

jet powered train - New York Central Railroad engineer, Don Wetzel, ran his train at 196 mph (confirmed at 180 mph) in 1966 and still to this day, it holds the record for being the fastest self propelled train.

Art Deco train - lovely!

Art Deco train - lovely!

Aerotrain Diesel Locomotive by artistmac, via Flickr

Aerotrain Diesel Locomotive in the engine house at the Illinois Railroad Museum, Union, Illinois

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