#3 "Aerotrain"

#3 "Aerotrain" (HM2G73)

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N 38° 34.384', W 90° 27.888'

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Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific

—1955 —

One of the two experimental demonstrator "Aerotrains" (#2 and #3) built by GM with a new light weigh construction and low center of gravity concept, powered by 1,200 h.p. futuristic locomotives. Initially in mainline service, they rode poorly at high speeds and had very high noise levels. Purchased by the Rock Island Railroad, they were in suburban Chicago passenger service until 1965. The locomotive and two cars were donated in 1966 by the Rock Island Railroad.
HM NumberHM2G73
Placed ByMuseum of Transportation
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Date Added Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 720856 N 4272448
Decimal Degrees38.57306667, -90.46480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.384', W 90° 27.888'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 23.04" N, 90° 27' 53.28" W
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