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Old 10-25-2007, 07:54 AM   #1
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Default A Different Kind Of Liner



This one is off topic, but I loved the history and the visuals... The Flying Yankee was built as an answer to the Great Depression. When Americans fall on hard times, they fight back with techn...

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Old 10-25-2007, 08:02 AM   #2
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Thanks Ryan,,,Man,,what a project,,HRP
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for posting this. Brings back "Lionel" memories of simpler times.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:21 AM   #4
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Gotta love that "New" diesel electric "Hybrid" technology...huh?
Thanks boss, that is beautiful.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:46 AM   #5
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Wow... wonder how many of those Bluto owns?
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:47 AM   #6
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Wow... wonder how many of those Bluto owns?
Prolly at least one, I wonder how much it cost to ship THAT to Poland?

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Old 10-25-2007, 08:47 AM   #7
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we have a old steamliner that runs in and out of our town... kind of off topic, but still on the same
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:03 AM   #8
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i think the front of that looks like the 'rocketeers' helmet
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:21 AM   #9
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The 20's through the 30's was an awesome are for style and design- some other great trains are the Hiawatha, the M10000, the Commodore Vanderbilt and Raymond (as in '53 Studebaker) Loewy's GG1, T1 and Stramlined Pacific for the Pennsylvania RR!
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:22 AM   #10
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thanks!
ive been staring at ALOT of trains trying to pick up cues for my track roadster
I want that going fast sitting still look!
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:38 AM   #11
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Mrs Bluto's Dad is the one that collects locomotives

At the risk of pissing off I don't collect Railroad (much) stuff
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:28 AM   #12
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Wow! Even the hat racks are cool!

http://www.flyingyankee.com/49.html
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:48 AM   #13
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As a kid from Framingham, MA my family used to go to the Edaville Museum every summer. Somewhere here I have a bunch of old B&W photos of this train and others from there. Just love the style & grace of these beauties.
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:06 AM   #14
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That thing was right in my backyard a few years ago and I never even knew it. Good job bringing this to our attention Ryan. It's not completely off topic. That's a hotrod of a different sort and it's definately beind done in a traditional style. I couldn't imagne going from Boston to Portland in 51 minutes! That's a hotrod!
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:28 AM   #15
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My dad is a toy train collector-
which had absolutely NO affect on me

I will try to post some pics of the streamliners that Lionel and American Flyer copied- as well as some of the less-known manufacturers when I get home from work- if that's okay Ryan?
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:23 PM   #16
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Kinda reminds me of Art Himsl's Zeppelin bus.
Beautiful work of art and function.
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:01 PM   #17
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Cool, I too like those old streamline trains.

This is one that my grandfather worked on, not quite as streamlined, but still cool. I think the date was 1945 on the back of the pic.
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:53 PM   #18
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I was always really impressed by the Burlington Zephyr, which looks very similar if not identical to the Yankee. Were they sister trains, or just coincidentally similar?
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:12 PM   #19
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IIRC the Burlington Zephryr was the very first D-E "streamliner"....all these Art Deco designs are fascinating. The detailing is exceptional, true functional "eye candy"! DFO
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:01 PM   #20
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I was always really impressed by the Burlington Zephyr, which looks very similar if not identical to the Yankee. Were they sister trains, or just coincidentally similar?
All of the Zephyrs (including the Flying Yankee) were built as a collaboration between GM Electromotive in LaGrange Illinois and Budd in Pennsylvania. The Pioneer Zephyr was the first and made it's debut on April 18, 1934. On May 26, 1934 it set a speed record by traveling the 1000+ route from Denver to Chicago in 13 hours at an average of 77.6 MPH and at times topping 115 MPH. Then it was exhibited at the 1934 Century of Progress Worlds Fair in Chicago. I think they made somewhere around 12 of them. 9 were bought by The Burlington Line (Zephyrs) and the others were in the east (Flying Yankee among others). Growing up, my friends grandfather worked for GM Electromotive back in the day and he was full of stories and photos of these revolutionary trains.
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