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    These pictures are of my wife (she's leaning against the train in one picture) with the AeroTrain but the dates don't seem right. The slides these are from came from a reel shot in 1958-9 (there's person pictures in the batch that identify the period).

    I looked this up and it seems this train didn't exist back then.

    ?????

    AeroTrain-1959-aerotrain-expo-1.jpg

    AeroTrain-1959-aerotrain-expo-2.jpg

    AeroTrain-1959-aerotrain-expo-3.jpg

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    Thanks for posting! Odd thing in the pic seems to be that the hearse-like rear end doesn't carry the Chevy logo as in this one:

    AeroTrain-chevy-emblem.jpg

    Some time in 1956 #1001 seems to have been put in between Cleveland & Chicago in the NYC livery:
    http://www.trainweb.org/willstrainar...ne/1001nyc.gif

    Quote: "The cars each rode on two axles with an air suspension system, which was intended to give a smooth ride, but had the opposite effect."
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerotrain_(GM)
    https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/...erican-public/

    "The mystery deepens as the plot thickens..."

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    The rear end is quite a bit different between the two. Also, my wife thinks this would have been in San Jose, California. They didn't have much money so travel was very limited. But a trip to the local train station to see this would have been something they would have done.



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