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Art Deco/Streamliner Trains of the 30s
Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 07/14/2014 3:27:36 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican



New York Central's 20th Century Limited  (photo: Wikipedia)



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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Science
KEYWORDS: steam; streamlined; streamliners; trains

1 posted on 07/14/2014 3:27:37 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: AdvisorB; ken5050; sten; paythefiddler; gattaca; bayliving; SeminoleCounty; chesley; Vendome; ...

***ping***


2 posted on 07/14/2014 3:28:24 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican; Willie Green

WillieGreen ping, en memorium.


3 posted on 07/14/2014 3:45:55 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

en memorium?


4 posted on 07/14/2014 3:50:43 AM PDT by major-pelham
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To: major-pelham

Willie been en zotted.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 4:02:20 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Wow - they certainly had personality!


6 posted on 07/14/2014 4:07:44 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Reaganite Republican

RR Thank you for posting such great pics.


7 posted on 07/14/2014 4:10:23 AM PDT by raisincane (I'm a resident of Realville.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Nice pics, but when I tried to it the “back” button to return to FR, I got some links labeled “Looking for a red hot conservative chick? Go to _____.com!”

Aside from that, those pics make me want to look into getting new engines for my model train set.


8 posted on 07/14/2014 4:18:28 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: raisincane

My pleasure- I love this stuff and have ridden a # of steam trains


9 posted on 07/14/2014 4:24:46 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: exDemMom

Sorry about that, ExDemMom- it was nothing naughty, just innocent shots of the Fox News girls, heh

But glad u liked the train pix!


10 posted on 07/14/2014 4:26:47 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican; flaglady47; Chigirl 26; Eden Scout
My grandpa had a popular German bakery in Berwyn, Illinois (western suburb of Chicago). It was located across the street from the Berwyn Burlington RR station where I often watched during the forties what we kids called "the streamliner" pull into the station.

I remember being completely entranced by the silver beauty of the trains gleaming in the sunlight and the "Flash Gordon" aura of the trains.

From the photos, the trains looked like the "Zephyr" pictured, but whether they were actually "Zephyrs" or "Streamliners" I can't remember. Maybe a freeper railroad buff would know.

Leni

11 posted on 07/14/2014 4:35:36 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Reaganite Republican

Pure Dieselpunk. Not hard to see why these things have a certain fanbase.


12 posted on 07/14/2014 4:47:11 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Just beautiful, Thanks for posting.


13 posted on 07/14/2014 4:50:01 AM PDT by verga (Conservative, leaning libertarian)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Thanks for posting! These are great.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 4:58:30 AM PDT by NCjim (Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Some of the great streamline trains were the work of Raymond Loewy; one of the greats of industrial design for many decades.

(Loewy's Studebaker "Avanti" design)

15 posted on 07/14/2014 5:00:34 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Reaganite Republican

As a railfan, those trains were nice. Thanks for posting...


16 posted on 07/14/2014 5:46:57 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: exDemMom
Aside from that, those pics make me want to look into getting new engines for my model train set.

I have an HO scale model of the 20th Century Ltd. NYCentral 4-6-4 that I bought in 1978 and paid $29.99 for. I think the same item today is $300.

17 posted on 07/14/2014 5:56:52 AM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Great photos, thanks.

Those guys had immense imagination and style.

18 posted on 07/14/2014 6:25:22 AM PDT by virgil283 (When attacked by clowns go for the juggler)
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To: Flick Lives

Oddly enough,my first thought viewing this was about the lack of notable Loewy designs or contributions. For example, PRRs K1, S1, and T1 and some aesthetic contributions to the electric GG1. One of the amazing things about Mr. Loewy’s designs is that we still see many of them every day, especially since he designed many of the logos for gas stations, the shape Coca-Cola still uses for it’s glass bottles (though his design wasn’t the first “hobble skirt” Coke bottle). I still see his logo for the US Postal Service in use from time to time, he designed the liveries for Air Force One and the Coast Guard as well.

Anyway, back to locomotives. . . I also noticed for the absence of the Southern Pacific Daylights, many diesels were streamlined too, though perhaps only a few were included because most streamlined diesels don’t have quite as much of an art deco influence.


19 posted on 07/14/2014 6:52:49 AM PDT by Bill93
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To: Reaganite Republican

Kewel.

Luv’d the observation cab.

I use to ride the train on the east coast and while we occasionally rode 1st class, finding the seating a little bit exclusive.

I had no problem, generally, riding regular train. Seating on the weekend is generally not full and few people ride each car.


20 posted on 07/14/2014 9:36:18 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Rodamala

bump

Willie would love it


21 posted on 07/14/2014 9:37:41 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Reaganite Republican
...have ridden a # of steam trains

Any favorites?

I did the Durango/Silverton route a couple of times. I also remember years ago while taking Amtrak L.A./Chicago we stopped in Denver and on the tracks next to us there were several rail cars that were set up like something out of the late 1800's, very fancy, very cool...wondered if it might have been an "Orient Express" type of touring outfit.

Love the old steam engine locomotives.

22 posted on 07/14/2014 9:50:40 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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