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Aerotrain no. 2, Rock Island Line
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No: 5052   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2003   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: United States of America
Aerotrain no. 2, Rock Island Line

Photographed on 1 August 2003 at the National Railroad Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Electro-Motive Division, Chicago, this Rock Island & Pacific LWT12 streamlined diesel locomotive was modified from an EMD SW1200 switcher, and was able to reach 102 mph. It was built in 1955 and remained in service until 1966, when it was donated to the museum.
Picture added on 23 November 2008
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National Railroad Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
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Wonderfull! I didn't know that one of these still existed. is it a full rake?

Added by Chris Hall Teesside. on 01 March 2009.
Hi Chris! My visit was 5 years ago, and I don't remember whether it was just the locomotive section or if coaches were there too. The space is so limited in that shed that I don't think any more of the train was present.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 01 March 2009.
It's very 1950's isnt it? Look at the Areo styling on the front end, and those lovely Panoramic wind screens. These were quite modern in the Railway Books of my youth. Can't remember if it was Gas Turbine though?
It's also hard to believe it was a former Switcher. An equivelent here would be to make a High Speed train from one of our Class 20's!

Added by Chris Hall Teesside. on 01 March 2009.
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