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7/28/2017
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: Amtrak
Model:UNKNOWN TurbotrainBuilt As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:Order No:
Frame Number: Built:
Notes:United Aircraft Turbotrain, ex-CN 157
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Amtrak's United Aircraft "TurboTrain" rusts at Ivy City
Title:  Amtrak's United Aircraft "TurboTrain" rusts at Ivy City
Description:  Early in 1978, while on a business trip to Washington, DC, CKF took this Tri-X Pan exposure from a northbound Amtrak. It is of a recently retired TurboTrain (#57). Originally ordered by Montreal Locomotive Works for Canadian National in 1966 (delivered 1971?), this was one of two train sets cobbled together of leftover CN sets in 1973 for Amtrak (to compliment the sets they already owned). It ran in Boston to New York service and was powered by United Aircraft (Sikorsky) gas-turbine engines.
Photo Date:  2/22/1978  Upload Date: 3/17/2008 10:40:44 PM
Location:  Washington, DC
Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 57(Turbotrain)
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