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Union Pacific Shrouded steam locomotives appeared in the - pure Art Deco design.

RailPictures.Net Photo: PRR 4879 Pennsylvania Railroad GG-1 at Boonton, New Jersey by Carl Perelman

Net Photo: PRR 4879 Pennsylvania Railroad at Boonton, New Jersey by Carl Perelman

Following the success of streamline Mercury trains*, the New York Central decided to launch all-new trainsets on its Chicago line. In 1938, industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss was commissioned by the New York Central to design streamlined train sets in Art Deco style, with the locomotive and passenger cars rendered in blues and grays (the colors of the New York Central).

In industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss was commissioned by the New York Central to design streamlined train sets in Art Deco style, with the locomotive and passenger cars rendered in blues and grays (the colors of the New York Central).

A Little of Everything.

“City of San Francisco,” San Francisco, California Historic 1938 Photo, San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection

T1 Duplex - one of the greatest steam locomotives ever produced. I realize diesel was clearly better but it never had the same character.

Duplex - one of the greatest steam locomotives ever produced. I realize diesel was clearly better but it never had the same character.

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