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Last Updated:    May 4, 2006      New page.

The Streamliners!
From the 19th-century, clunky-looking steam engines to the sleek, streamlined 20th-century look, emoting speed and progress in the machine age! Initially the streamline steel was put over the older steam engines, then later oil and diesel units were built. Designers Raymond Loewy and Henry Dreyfus were instrumental in some of the designs.

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NYC (New York Central System)

20th Century Limited ...








Empire State Express ...




Commodore Vanderbilt, Rexall, Mercury...





The Milwuakee Road - Hiawathas










Burlington Route - Zephyrs

Diesel versions (introduced late 1934 - 1936) ...


General Pershing Zephyr

Pioneer Zephyr

Texas Rocket Zephyr
Steam back-ups to the Zephyrs. Named, Aeolus - Greek god of Wind ...





B&O






C&NW (Chicago & North Western)






C&O (Chesapeake & Ohio)






N&W (Norfolk & Western)






New Haven






PRR (Pennsylvania RR)


1939

Designer, Raymond Loewy







Reading - Crusader (1938)






Sante Fe - Blue Goose (1937)






Union Pacific

The caterpillar-like M-10000 ...








Other Union Pacific streamliners ...







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