what is it?

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by jim currie, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    all i know it's UP might be from 40's.
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    Clerk Active Member

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    Holy cow Jim. Where did you come up with that monster. It looks somewhat fimiliar but can't place it.
  3. Russ Bellinis

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    I answered this one in the "photography" forum, but I was mistaken. I knew I had a picture of the train somewhere, and I just found it. I think it is the M-10003 locomotive pulling the "City of Denver." The M-10001 was also very similar and pulled the "City of Portland." Both of these streamliners debuted in 1934. It might also be the M-1000 which was similar in design, but ran a "distillate" engine ( I presume they mean gasoline). It was assigned to a short run between Salina and Kansas City. I just found a pic of the "City of Salina" with the M-1000, and this one isn't it. It must be either the "City of Denver" or the "City of Portland."
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    thanks Russ have info on thoes engines but no pic's with it :)
  5. RailRon

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    Russ,

    it is definitely the 'City of Denver', M-10005. The 'City of Portland' M-10001 looks totally different.

    Have a look at this thread in the photo section where I put my pics, before I saw that the same theme is treated here also.

    BTW: What do you think of the styling of these streamliners? Art deco style, I think - crossbreeded between a luxury car of the time and a bomber plane. :D :D :D

    Ron
  6. Russ Bellinis

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    I like the Santa Fe "spot motors" of the same era. The first time I saw one, I thought it looked like George Barris had done some custom work including "frenching" the headlights on an E8!