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MTH 30-20319-1 - Aerotrain Diesel Passenger Set "New York Central" w/ PS3

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  • Road Name: New York Central
  • Product Line: RailKing
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: Feb. 2016
  • Two-Motored Lead Unit
  • 3-Car Consist
  • Operates On O-31 Track
  • Measures: 45 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"

Like Budd's RDC car, GM's Aerotrain was a postwar attempt to help railroads turn a profit on passenger service. But the Aerotrain promised a lot more and delivered much less. In June 1955, while the Aerotrain was still being designed, a General Motors press release predicted that "this crack new 100-mile-an-hour streamliner" would run from New York to Boston in 2 hours - faster than today's Acela. Even before it was delivered, a New York Central magazine ad claimed "This Train Will Save an Industry," and the Pennsylvania Railroad's 1956 calendar featured a painting of the Aerotrain titled "Dynamic Progress."

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