World's Fastest Locomotive

World's Fastest Locomotive 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair

Stock #: 32673
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The world's fastest run by a railroad train was made by the Broadway Limited of the Pennsylvania Railroad on Monday, June 12, 1905, when it ran 127.1 miles an hour between AY tower and Elida, Ohio. The Broadway Limited was pulled by coal-burning steam Locomotive 7002, and although many swift runs have been made in recent years by steam, electric and diesel locomotives, none has equaled the 127.1 mile an hour record run established in 1905. At the Chicago Railroad Fair of 1949, Locomotive 7002 stands on a section of P. R.R. standard roadbed with rails weighing 155 - pounds to the yard - heaviest in the world.
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