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Old 27 Jun 2003, 02:57 pm
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The "original" PT Cruiser has come a "long way"--1934 Chrysler Airflow... [8D]
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Old 27 Jun 2003, 03:43 pm
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Suicide doors are cool. But that train looks pretty mean, like it can't wait to run over some innocent track walker. Show the picture to your PT so it knows it has a father.
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Old 27 Jun 2003, 04:45 pm
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quote:Show the picture to your PT so it knows it has a father.
...and, don't forget "Mom" ...
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FYI Chrysler made 212 of these, there are only 9 known survivors
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Old 30 Jun 2003, 10:44 am
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That train is the M-10000, the first streamliner passenger train ever made. It had a gasoline engine (later changed to diesel) and was articulated, meaning the cars shared trucks (the wheel assemblies) rather than having thier own. The resultant weight savings from that plus the streamlining made the train very light and fast. Streamliners were all the rage then and their stylistic influence carried over to cars and such things as those streamlined silver toasters and irons and other appliances. Back then, streamlined meant modern, and these trains would bring thousands of folks to the stations to view them, so associating your product with them was a good way to get visibility. Not that it worked in this case.

I know all this because I'm a train buff and a volunteer for the Flying Yankee restoration project, http://www.flyingyankee.com , another streamliner coming soon to a track near you (hopefully). The FY was the third streamliner on the rails (after the M-10000 and Burlington Zephyr, which is now on display at Chicago's Museum of Industry).
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wasn't the M-10000 built by EMD in La Grange ill. ?

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Here's another Airflow
With MODS!!![8D]
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Gotta love the PT's heritage!
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