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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: 723513

Boarding passengers await as VIA's afternoon nonstop TurboTrain run between Montreal and Toronto slows for the pickup at suburban Dorval, Quebec. From here the speedy train would make no further p... (more)

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: Dorval, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 151
Train ID: #67, Turbo
Photo Date: September 26, 1979


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 23, 2020

Views: 4,780
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 722073

One of Amtrak's United Aircraft Turbotrains poses at Washington Union Station while working what had to be its strangest assignment, the Washington-Parkersburg (WV) Potomac Special over the B&O. T... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: District of Columbia
Locomotive #: AMTK 50
Train ID: Potomac Special
Photo Date: March, 1972


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 08, 2020

Views: 6,927
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Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 713768

At dusk, a United Aircraft TurboTrain races through Milford, CT, as it makes its way from Grand Central Terminal to Boston as Penn Central train 3002. This was the original three-car configuration... (more)

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


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 21, 2019

Views: 1,869
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 697219

Looking the worse for wear and nearing the end of its career, a VIA Turbotrain prepares to depart Toronto Union Station for Montreal as train 66. Stopping only at suburban Guildwood and Dorval, it... (more)

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 154
Train ID: #66
Photo Date: August 14, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 16, 2019

Views: 3,225
Comments: 2

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 693495

Near the end of its career, one of VIA's United Aircraft TurboTrains pauses at suburban Dorval, Quebec, 12 miles into its 335-mile Montreal-Toronto journey. The Turbos were mechanically challengin... (more)

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: Dorval, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 08, 2019

Views: 6,815
Comments: 1

Favorited: 18


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Photo ID: 692620

Pausing for its stop at Rye, on the way to New York City

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: United Aircraft Turbotrain
Location: Rye, New York, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 53
Train ID: AMTK 151
Photo Date: May 25, 1976


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Mar 31, 2019

Views: 4,331
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Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 683371

CN Turbo set 129 enters Montreal Central Station trainshed for a late-afternoon departure for Toronto on August 19, 1970

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: UA/MLW Turbo
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 129
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 19, 1970


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Jan 08, 2019

Views: 7,040
Comments: 2

Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 673199

In its first weeks of revenue service for Penn Central, a United Aircraft TurboTrain that still wears its original DOT colors speeds through the station at Stratford, CT, bound for Grand Central T... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: Stratford, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 3001
Photo Date: April, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 08, 2018

Views: 4,393
Comments: 0

Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 673198

On its way from Boston to New York, one of Amtrak's three United Aircraft TurboTrains glides across the Canton Viaduct in Canton, MA, on a summer day. These high speed pioneers operated from 1969 ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: Canton, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 57
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: August, 1974


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 08, 2018

Views: 2,248
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Favorited: 16
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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: 2,587
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14


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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: 2,598
Comments: 2

Favorited: 15
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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: 3,982
Comments: 3

Favorited: 25
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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: 3,254
Comments: 3

Favorited: 22
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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: 5,814
Comments: 2

Favorited: 32
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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: 3,289
Comments: 1

Favorited: 18
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