Broadway Limited competition 1933

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Broadway Limited competition 1933
Posted by BaltACD on Friday, August 02, 2019 3:13 PM
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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, August 02, 2019 6:44 PM

Silly me, I thought of something else!  Wink

Big Smile  I'm Cuckoo For Choo Choo Stuffs!  Big Smile

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, August 02, 2019 9:11 PM

Thanks Balt!

Man, American was really  hungry for the business, weren't they?  And working hard to get it too!  And I just love those old Curtiss "Condor" airliners!  Wouldn't mind going for a ride in one myself!

Still, flying was expensive.  Only those who were well-heeled and who had to be there yesterday flew.  Those neat airborne amenities still couldn't compete with the likes of the 20th Century, as Becky's post shows. 

Couldn't compete with the "Broadway Limited" either.

Couple of things...

Imagine "lighting up" on an airliner nowadays!  And anyone catch that bombshell of a line at 4:40?  Oh, brother...  WhistlingEmbarrassed

Well, it was another time.

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, August 02, 2019 11:07 PM

See the plugs for Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg?  Part of the 'industrial empire' that included American at this point...

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, August 03, 2019 8:46 AM

Oh yeah Mod-man, I was diggin' the cars too!

I don't know if you're old enough to remember this one, but around 1960 or so there was a TV series called "The Roaring Twenties."  I always watched it.

Now at seven years old it goes without saying I didn't understand everything going on in the show, but I DID watch it because I loved the cool old cars!  

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, August 03, 2019 10:03 AM

I wonder why the American movie only showed and discussed the AT-32 variant with seats, when the aircraft was designed as a 12-berth sleeper cruising at twice the speed of the Twentieth Century at its fastest...

For those not inclined to wait for the Condor restoration

this is waiting under the ice for you...

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, August 03, 2019 10:38 AM

Why didn't they show the sleeper variant?  Well, I suppose they had to show something.  Possibly there weren't any sleepers available, or maybe American figured  "Let's get 'em on the planes first, then  we'll pitch the sleepers!"

Great shot of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition!  I didn't know they had a Condor.  I definately knew about the Ford Trimotor  and the single engine Fairchild.  The Fairchild was displayed at the Virginia Aviation Museum until the museum closed several years ago.  Don't know where it is now.  

OK. did some further checking.  That shot's from Byrds Third  Expedition from 1939 to 1941.  

Here's "The Roaring Twenties..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep92_vMCzgc  

And until someone restores a Condor (there were only 45 built) we'll just have to go with this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU8qC24c-74  

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