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From: Jay Wanczyk the_plainsman AT yahoo DOT com
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:03:35 -0800
Subject: Re: (erielack) Turbotrain
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Happy New Year all!

The (Newburgh) Evening News dated June 15, 1968, reports The TurboTrain arrived at Maybrook via the Erie Lackawanna and was due next in Rhode Island. I've often wondered why it seems no one photographed the UA Turbo anywhere on the EL, (nor the D&RGW Kraus Maffies that also traveled over EL iron in North Jersey).

IIRC, After it's record-breaking runs along the Pennsylvania Railroad's Northeast Corridor, the United Aircraft TurboTrain was returned to the Pullman Standard plant for installation of the interior and seats, then shipped back east for additional tests at Fields Point, Rhode Island in preparation for the beginning of their limited NYC to Boston service starting in 1969.

It was one of the most famous trains in the world at the time, and it's travels were extensively covered in the regular press. There is a well-documented itinerary that details the entire trip back east from Pullman, though I can't place it right now – it's New Year's Eve! W. Jay Wanczyk


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