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A Train of Tomorrow publicity photo.
The GM Train of Tomorrow
GM however, was not interested constructing passenger railcars themselves, having already a successful locomotive business. In 1945 they collaborated with Pullman-Standard and an order was placed with P-S for four cars, all of which were designed to be the most modern railroad equipment available. Each car was a dome car; a dome coach, a dome diner, a dome sleeper, and a dome lounge. The cars were painted in a unique bluish-green livery with stainless steel fluting, and an E7 locomotive was decorated to match. The set was completed in May of 1947 and GM named it the Train of Tomorrow. The Train of Tomorrow soon embarked on a 29-month tour across the United States and Canada.
The Train of Tomorrow Equipment Roster
Dome Coach Star Dust
Dome Diner Sky View
Dome Sleeper Dream Cloud
Dome Observation Lounge Moon Glow
GM Train of Tomorrow Locomotive No. 765
Baggage Dorm Blue Goose
An Original General Motors Train of Tomorrow promotional booklet, 1947. Courtesy David Kwechansky, Toronto, ON, Canada.
A Train of Tomorrow Slideshow.
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