General Motors' Aerotrain and Union Pacific

This page was last updated on May 12, 2022.

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Overview

EMD's Aerotrain was displayed at Ogden on Sunday March 11, 1956. While in Ogden, 4,000 people visited and toured the train in its six hours of display. The train was en route to Southern Pacific in California. A reporter for the Ogden newspaper rode the train between Ogden and Carlin, Nevada. (Ogden Standard Examiner, March 4, 1956; April 8, 1956)

The Aero-Train was leased from General Motors from December 18, 1956 to September 15, 1957.

Operated as UP's "City of Las Vegas"

1001 1200 HP motor  
1 40 seat coach  
2 40 seat coach  
3 40 seat coach  
4 40 seat coach  
5 40 seat coach to Chuck Wagon buffet 12-56
6 40 seat coach to Howdy Podner club/lounge 12-56
7 40 seat coach  
8 40 seat coach  
9 40 seat coach  
10 40 seat obs coach  

More Information

"General Motors' Aerotrain" in The Streamliner, Volume 17, Number 1, pages 9-13, with B&W and color photos

Aerotrain on Wikipedia

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