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Turbotrains
Propelled by helicopter-like turbines
Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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Photo ID: 212071

Yes it did look like and sound like an airplane. At the time of this picture security on the Penn-Central was very lax on the right of way. The photographer in front of me is obviously in a danger... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: UAC Turbo Train
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: PC 52
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1971


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By: Donald Haskel

Added: Nov 16, 2007

Views: 14,336
Comments: 7

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 212069

United Aircraft and DOT joined the Penn Central in operating the Turbotrain between Boston and New York. It was a success with the passengers, but did fit with conventional trains in operations. ... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: UAC Turbo Train
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: PC 52
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1971


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By: Donald Haskel

Added: Nov 16, 2007

Views: 14,351
Comments: 3

Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 205197

Very early Conrail meets former CN Turbo

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: GE U25B
Location: Rye, New York, USA
Locomotive #: PC 2672
Train ID: CR Eastbound
Photo Date: April 16, 1976


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Oct 07, 2007

Views: 6,618
Comments: 3

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 194873

Under threatening skies, a Turboliner makes a station stop in Poughkeepsie.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Rohr Turboliner
Location: Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 64
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 12, 1993


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Jul 25, 2007

Views: 5,448
Comments: 1

Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 193471

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: United Aircraft Turbotrain
Location: Mamaroneck, New York, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Eastbound
Photo Date: June 10, 1973


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Jul 13, 2007

Views: 5,230
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13


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Photo ID: 193389

Note high level platforms under construction (see sign at left).

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: United Aircraft Turbotrain
Location: Rye, New York, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Eastbound
Photo Date: September 04, 1972


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Jul 12, 2007

Views: 6,295
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 193317

The classic New York Central Hudson River vista at Breakneck Ridge is recreated with Amtrak train 289, a NYC to Syracuse Friday only train (ran to just Schenectady Mo-Th as train 259). This train ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Rohr RTL-II Turbo Set
Location: Breakneck Ridge, New York, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 159
Train ID: AMTK 289, The Oneida
Photo Date: May, 1996


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By: John Sesonske

Added: Jul 12, 2007

Views: 6,206
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 190980

Turbo roaring through Rye

Railroad: Department of Transportation
Locomotive: United Aircraft Turbotrain
Location: Rye, New York, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: PC 3002
Photo Date: July 07, 1970


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Jun 21, 2007

Views: 4,912
Comments: 2

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 185856

Derelict Amtrak turboliner in - of all places - Dugger, Indiana. Two cars from its trainset sit inside the yard as well. All of the equipment is in very rough shape.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: ANF Turboliner
Location: Dugger, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 59
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 16, 2007


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Apr 30, 2007

Views: 6,648
Comments: 1

Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 181207

Westbound at twilight

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Rohr Turboliner
Location: Croton, New York, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 154
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 06, 1977


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Mar 26, 2007

Views: 3,874
Comments: 2

Favorited: 2


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Photo ID: 180151

The mother of them all, the very first TGV. Even the US ACELA has genealogy into this unit. The gas turbine TGV001 was built in 1971. Top speed reached: 318kmh 198mph. An experimental set, it neve... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Alstom Francorail MTE prototype TGV 001
Location: Villeneuve Saint Georges, France
Locomotive #: TGV 001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 08, 1975


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 19, 2007

Views: 16,455
Comments: 4

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 168835

Amtrak Turboliner in Montreal.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Turboliner
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: AMTK 155
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 15, 1986


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By: John Eull

Added: Dec 19, 2006

Views: 5,003
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 168594

The Empire State Express heels into the cliffside station at Rhinecliff, NY. Step back too far for the photo and you end up in the Hudson river!

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Rohr Turbo
Location: Rhinecliff, New York, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 152
Train ID: AMTK 259
Photo Date: June 24, 1991


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By: E Garrett

Added: Dec 16, 2006

Views: 2,310
Comments: 0

Favorited: 1
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Photo ID: 158262

GTEL's (gast turbine electrics) on the Oyster Bay branch approaching Roslyn Station. LIRR had 2 versions in the 1970's, built by GE and Garrett. Only 8 of the M1's were built/modified this way.

Railroad: Long Island Railroad
Locomotive: Budd M1 gas turbine
Location: Roslyn, New York, USA
Locomotive #: LIRR 4008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1976


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By: Oscawana

Added: Sep 14, 2006

Views: 7,736
Comments: 3

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 142216

The incredible UA Turbotrain, current US and Canadian speed record holder for a production trainset at 170.8 mph built in the late 60's by United Aircraft, Sikorsky and Pullman. No examples survi... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: UA Turbo Train
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1981


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Apr 26, 2006

Views: 18,384
Comments: 4

Favorited: 29
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