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Union Pacific Streamline Train Original American Railroad Poster

Union Pacific Streamline Train Original American Railroad Poster

  • ca 1934
  • 21 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches ~ (53 x 38 cm)
  • Linen backed

    Linen backing is the industry standard of conservation. Canvas is stretchered and a sheet of acid free barrier paper is laid down. The poster is then pasted to the acid free paper using an acid free paste. This process is fully reversible and gives support to the poster. A border of linen is left around the poster and can be used by a framer to mount the poster so that nothing touches the poster itself.

    The price of this poster includes linen backing.

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  • The Union Pacific Railroad‘s M-10000, delivered to the railroad on February 12, 1934, at a cost of $230,997, was the first internal combustion engine, lightweight streamlined express passenger train in the United States. The carbodies and interior fittings were built by Pullman-Standard. The 600 hp (450 kW) V12 distillate engine was from General Motors’ Cleveland subsidiary, the Winton Engine Company — not, as is usually reported, the Electro-Motive Corporation, which merely supervised installation of the engine into the Pullman-built body. This engine design was not related to the later 201 or 201A Winton diesels. As for EMC, being primarily a marketing organization at this time, it did not manufacture any component parts of the M-10000[citation needed]. The air brake compressor, main generator, traction motors and control equipment were manufactured by the General Electric Company.

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