Streamliner era competition

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Streamliner era competition
Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, August 3, 2019 3:51 PM
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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, August 3, 2019 4:43 PM

No, it sure isn't!

Interesting visual record about how the competition was heating up between rail and air travel.  Love that Lockheed Constellation, what a beautiful airplane!

It IS disturbing to see the film was done by Dudley Pictures and narrated by Art Gilmore.  They were doing railroad promo films at the same time!  Jeez, no loyalty at all...

Big surprise!  "Hey, it's Richard Carlson!  The guy from 'Creature of the Black Lagoon!'"   (He hadn't done it yet, but you know what I mean!)  

You know, he'd be 107 years old now if he wasn't still dead.

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, August 3, 2019 7:55 PM

Flintlock76
No, it sure isn't!

Interesting record about how the competition was heating up between rail and air travel.  Love that Lockehhed Constellation, what a beautiful airplane!

It IS disturbing to see the film was done by Dudley Pictures and narrated by Art Gilmore.  They were doing railroad promo films at the same time!  Jeez, no loyalty at all...

Big surprise!  "Hey, it's Richard Carlson!  The guy from 'Creature of the Black Lagoon!'"   (He hadn't done it yet, but you know what I mean!)  

Suspect Dudley Pictures would make a film for anyone that wanted one made and had the money to get it done.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, August 3, 2019 9:28 PM

Dang betcha!  A gig's a gig.

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:04 PM

"Three hours" from Hollywood to San Diego, in 1952?  In a damn Nash?  Can that possibly be right?

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:11 PM

Maybe souped up by the great grandaddy of the Doughboys Street Outlaws:Memphis 

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, August 3, 2019 11:02 PM

Overmod
"Three hours" from Hollywood to San Diego, in 1952?  In a damn Nash?  Can that possibly be right?

ATSF San Diegan's ran four round trip a day at 2'55 between LA & SD during that era - for 127.5 miles.

I am surprised that a Nash 'convertible' could hold together for that long. [/sarcasm]

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, August 4, 2019 7:03 AM

BaltACD
I am surprised that a Nash 'convertible' could hold together for that long.

Those early Ramblers were built, and marketed, as luxury cars!

Note the framed windows on the 'convertible'.  To me that takes away much of the joy of the folding roof...

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Posted by Erik_Mag on Sunday, August 4, 2019 11:31 AM

Overmod

"Three hours" from Hollywood to San Diego, in 1952?  In a damn Nash?  Can that possibly be right?

Most likely yes. At that pre-Interstate 5 era, US 101 was the main street of many of the cities along the route.

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