0 Likes

Burlington Zephyr
USA

Wikipedia: The Pioneer Zephyr is a diesel-powered railroad train formed of railroad cars permanently articulated together with Jacobs bogies, built by the Budd Company in 1934 for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q), commonly known as the Burlington. The train featured extensive use of stainless steel, was originally named the Zephyr, and was meant as a promotional tool to advertise passenger rail service in the United States. The construction included innovations such as shotwelding (a specialized type of spot welding) to join the stainless steel, and articulation to reduce its weight.

On May 26, 1934, it set a speed record for travel between Denver, Colorado, and Chicago, Illinois, when it made a 1,015-mile (1,633 km) non-stop "Dawn-to-Dusk" dash in 13 hours 5 minutes at an average speed of 77 mph (124 km/h). For one section of the run it reached a speed of 112.5 mph (181 km/h), just short of the then US land speed record of 115 mph (185 km/h). The historic dash inspired two films and the train's nickname, "Silver Streak".

The train entered regular revenue service on November 11, 1934, between Kansas City, Missouri, Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska. It operated this and other routes until its retirement in 1960, when it was donated to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, where it remains on public display. The train is generally regarded as the first successful streamliner on American railroads

Copyright: Willy Kaemena
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Uploaded: 10/05/2010
Updated: 03/02/2012
Views:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

Willy Kaemena
Museum of Science and Industry - Boeing 727
Willy Kaemena
Museum of Science and Industry
Willy Kaemena
Museum of Science and Industry
total360
Transportation Gallery at Museum of Science and Industry
total360
The Museum of Science and Industry ticket counter
total360
WWII German U-505 submarine
total360
Train Street Model at Museum of Science and Industry USA, Chicago
total360
The Great Train Story at Museum of Science and Industry
total360
Transportation Gallery at Museum of Science and Industry
total360
History of the Train at Museum of Science and Industry
Willy Kaemena
Museum of Science and Industry - Rotunda
Willy Kaemena
Mercury Project
Adam Shomsky
Comerica Park left field
Martin Hertel
Arctic Research Station Runway - Kluane Lake - Yukon Territory - Canada
Martin Hertel
Start
Tom Sadowski
Bruny Island Neck Upper Lookout
Luciano Correa | Vista Panoramica
Pendulo na ponte gaviao gonzaga em campos do jordao sp
NT360 Sanal Tur
Eyup Sultan Mosque
Gregor Kervina
Panoramic view from Urslja Gora Mountain (Plesivec) Slovenia - Slovenj Gradec, Ravne na Koroskem, Prevalje... and Austria bedhind...
H. Adi Saputra
Sandanbeki Wakayama
Sergi March
Novodevichy Monastery. Moscva. Russia
Martin Hertel
Hand Tram
Martin Hertel
Arctic Circle
Adam Shomsky
Riley skatepark
Willy Kaemena
Gate
Willy Kaemena
Samoa
Willy Kaemena
DUBAI Burj Khalifa view from Observation Deck (AT THE TOP) after sand storm
Willy Kaemena
Oebb Restaurant Car
Willy Kaemena
Imanja1
Willy Kaemena
Berlin Hackesche Höfe
Willy Kaemena
Stropek Motorentechnik
Willy Kaemena
Amtrak Coach
Willy Kaemena
Innotrans 2012 Talgo Avril
Willy Kaemena
Watpo Temple
Willy Kaemena
Weser Tower Bremen Germany
Willy Kaemena
Zugspitzplatt
More About USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.