Golden Rocket (Train)

Golden Rocket (Train)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Golden Rocket was a proposed named passenger train of the Rock Island and Southern Pacific railroads. In the 1940s, the Rock Island and Southern Pacific Railroads planned on jointly-introducing a high-speed, tri-weekly passenger train that would run between Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California. Two 11-car consists were to have been placed into service on the new line, one owned by the CRIP and the other by the SP. However, just as Pullman-Standard neared completion on the Rock Island trainset in 1947, and in the midst of an aggressive advertising campaign, the Southern Pacific abruptly withdrew from the project. Rock Island took delivery of its rolling stock: a baggage-dormitory car, three coaches, a coffee shop-bar-lounge car, four sleeping cars, and a sleeper-lounge-observation car.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135681540
  • 9786135681543