Classic Streamliners - TRAINCYCLOPEDIA
PRR E8A No. 5892 with Eastbound Train No. 48, The General, through Valpariso, IN at sunset on November 26, 1965. Photo by Roger Puta.
Pennsylvania Railroad EMD E7A No. 5880 with the General, Englewood Union Station, Chicago, IL on April 21, 1965. Photo by Roger Puta.
The General (train numbers 48 and 49) was the Pennsylvania Railroad's number two train between New York and Chicago. Only a bit slower than the Broadway Limited, it had no extra fare and for a time before World War Two, carried more passengers than the Broadway Limited or the New York Central's Twentieth Century Limited.
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