Amtrak's United Aircraft "TurboTrain" rusts at Ivy City  Contributor's Pick!       
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.
Date: 2/22/1978 Location: Washington, DC   Map Show Washington on a rail map Views: 1941 Collection Of:   Charles Knox Freericks
Locomotives: AMTK 57(Turbotrain)    Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
Amtrak's United Aircraft "TurboTrain" rusts at Ivy City
Picture Categories: Yard This picture is part of album:  1970s and 1980s
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ian loasby General reminds me of the japonesse bullet trains. 3/18/2008 9:16:35 AM

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