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August 20, 2010

Streamliners

The Zephyr was powered by a revolutionary compact diesel engine, covering 1,015 miles in 13 hours. By the 1940s, fleets of streamliners crisscrossed the US, but within two decades, their era was over, routes discontinued, and the cars sold.
Originally broadcast on PBS television in 2001 as a segment of: American Experience.

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Posted by mcmike at August 20, 2010 03:56 PM

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