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The UA Turbo Train
Photos of the United Aircraft Turbo Train
Still the current North American speed record holder for a production /non-experimental train (170.8 mph December 20th, 1967).
Photo Album By: Mitch Goldman
 
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Photo ID: 635487

Penn Central began revenue operation of the DOT-owned United Aircraft TurboTrains in April 1969. On one of its first runs as PC train 3002 between New York and Boston, a Turbo glides into New Have... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: PC 53
Train ID: 3002
Photo Date: April, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 24, 2017

Views: 1,288
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 635486

In its first summer of revenue service, a United Aircraft TurboTrain running as Penn Central train 3002 between New York and Boston speeds through the Pine Orchard section of Branford, CT, leaving... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: Pine Orchard, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 3002
Photo Date: July, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 24, 2017

Views: 1,375
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 629902

Just a few months into revenue service and doing what it was built to do, a United Aircraft TurboTrain races through Milford, CT, on its way from New York to Boston. At the time the Turbos covered... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: Milford, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: 53
Train ID: 3002
Photo Date: June 21, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Sep 09, 2017

Views: 2,690
Comments: 3

Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 629901

In April 1972 this United Aircraft TurboTrain was working for Amtrak, but still wore its DOT paint scheme. Eastbound from New York to Boston, it races through Stratford, CT, under former New Haven... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: Stratford, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 3002
Photo Date: April, 1972


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Sep 09, 2017

Views: 2,415
Comments: 2

Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 628629

At dusk, one of the original United Aircraft TurboTrains running as Penn Central train 3002 between New York and Boston glides across the Mystic River swing bridge on the Connecticut coast. These ... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: Mystic, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 3002
Photo Date: July 18, 1970


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 29, 2017

Views: 4,634
Comments: 2

Favorited: 31


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Photo ID: 623518

A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: United Aircraft TurboTrain
Location: Location Unknown, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1980


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jul 17, 2017

Views: 2,123
Comments: 1

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 618260

A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: UAC TurboTrain
Location: Coteau Jct. , Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 151
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1979


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: May 29, 2017

Views: 1,468
Comments: 0

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 609950

A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: UAC TurboTrain
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 190
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1979


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Mar 14, 2017

Views: 3,930
Comments: 1

Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 601776

An interesting collection of equipment occupies the VIA passenger yard at Toronto in September 1981. In addition to the Turbo Train in banana yellow, we have an Ontario Northland Northlander train... (more)

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: United Aircraft Turbo Train
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 146
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1981


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 05, 2017

Views: 5,173
Comments: 3

Favorited: 38

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Photo ID: 586596

Even After 45 Years, I Still Have a Lot of Great Memories of This Day

Almost immediately after it took over passenger train operations from the private railroads In 1971, Amtrak sent... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 50
Train ID: Westbound Special
Photo Date: August 25, 1971


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Aug 22, 2016

Views: 10,454
Comments: 4

Favorited: 49

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Photo ID: 586110

The Wienermobile Visits Fullerton

On a gloomy day in August, a United Aircraft TurboTrain accellerated out of Fullerton, California, as it headed to San Diego. Built by United Aircr... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: Fullerton, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 50
Train ID: Eastbound
Photo Date: August 24, 1971


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Aug 16, 2016

Views: 4,901
Comments: 3

Favorited: 32

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Photo ID: 574914

View from dome. A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: United Aircraft Turbotrain
Location: New York City, New York, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 04, 1969


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Apr 30, 2016

Views: 3,081
Comments: 3

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 574331

Bill Clynes photo. Interior of UA Turbo Train. Bill took trip with son Tom(looking back) from Boston to Providence, RI

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: United Aircraft Turbo Train
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: UA 50
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 14, 1970


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By: Robert Jordan

Added: Apr 25, 2016

Views: 4,463
Comments: 2

Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 574330

Bill Clynes photo. Bill road with son Tom from Boston to Providence.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: United Aircraft Turbo Train
Location: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Locomotive #: UA 50
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 14, 1970


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By: Robert Jordan

Added: Apr 25, 2016

Views: 4,883
Comments: 4

Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 489032

The future of railroading -- three decades ago. A United Aircraft turbo train speeds westward from Montreal. Alas, turbo power never caught on in North America.

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: UA Turbo
Location: Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 150
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1982


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Jul 11, 2014

Views: 6,656
Comments: 3

Favorited: 36
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