M10000 Debut

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M10000 Debut
Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 4:16 PM


Never too old to have a happy childhood!

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Posted by wanswheel on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 1:30 AM

I have a photo of my father standing next to the M-10000 in Chicago in 1934. He was a student at Notre Dame then, so probably came in on NYC, or South Shore.

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Posted by M636C on Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:22 AM

I was impressed by the interviews with Averell Harriman in the M-10000 video. None of the histories I've read suggested that the first two streamliners were basically just prototypes intended to test the concept, but that's what Harriman said, about both trains, quite clearly. That explains to some extent the complete rebuild of the M-10001 power car - as built it wasn't enough.

As an antipodean I first heard of Averell Harriman as the man who negotiated the peace treaty with North Vietnam. Clearly he was a very smart guy in the mid 1930s and was still one of the best in the mid 1970s...


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Posted by wanswheel on Monday, January 15, 2018 2:53 AM

Harriman at Yalta, second from the right, standing behind Stalin.



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