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The Train of Tomorrow

July 15, 2013

I took my first trip to the Danbury Railway Museum (about an hour away for me).  With time to myself to walk around the display yard, I got a lot of shots (and not enough time to play with them).  Its a great place for photo opportunities, but it is a bit unfortunate that all the railcars and engines are outside – New England weather really takes its toll.

This is the first of the pictures I’m posting, but will hopefully be posting more over the coming days.  I’m no train historian, so I’ll post what the Danbury Railway Museum website says about this engine: “.. this was an E-7 diesel-electric demonstrator unit which was labeled “The Train of Tomorrow”, a four-car domed streamliner.”  Built in 1947, it was used on the Chicago/West Coast passenger route before finishing up with Amtrak on the Auto Train from Virginia to Florida.


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  1. Looks like a fascinating place to visit.
    I like the head on view of this train.


    • I definitely could have spent hours there! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


  2. To me, the more weathered they become, the more interesting they are. Are you only able to view the outside or can you still go onboard and sit on the seats and pretend you are taking a trip?


    • You are able to go in some of them, and they offer rides around the rail yard on one of the trains (I didn’t take that ride). Most of the cars are viewable from the outside only, though. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


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