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TURBO UPDATE


We're sorry, all TurboTrains have sold out.

Keep an eye on our newsletter for news of possible future releases.

* Many New Haven fans do not actually know that the TurboTrain was, in fact, a New Haven initiative in the same vein as Train X in the previous decade. The bulk of testing of the TurboTrain was on the New Haven, and the TurboTrains were maintained in Providence, Rhode Island. The TurboTrain would make an interesting addition to your New Haven-themed model railroad.


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PDC-27 DETAIL

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PDC-28 DETAIL

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POWER TRUCK DETAIL

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INTERMEDIATE TRUCK DETAIL

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INTERMEDIATE CAR END DETAIL

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CAB DETAIL

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PDC-28 INTERIOR DETAIL

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PDC-26 INTERIOR DETAIL

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3 DIFFERENT TYPES OF SEATS

The first book ever to tell the story of the TurboTrain through history, stories and photographs, the majority of which have never been published before. One free 136 page copy included in every set. Additional copies can be ordered here. AVAILABLE NOW!

TurboTrain Book TURBOTRAIN: A JOURNEY by Jason Shron

It has been over 40 years since the TurboTrain first rocketed to its record-breaking speeds and touched the hearts of a new generation of railfans. Part train, part jet aircraft, the TurboTrain was the latest in ground transport innovation.
But the Turbo's promise of a new era of passenger travel sadly went unfulfilled. A gas turbine powered train introduced at a time of unprecedented hostility towards passenger train travel and unprecedented high fuel prices had little chance.

Despite its obstacles, the TurboTrain was a success with the traveling public and, by the time the last trains were retired in 1982, Turbo was running at over 98 percent efficiency. This made it one of the most reliable passenger trains in North America.

TurboTrain: A Journey is the first book ever to tell the story of the TurboTrain through history, stories and photographs, the majority of which have never been published before.

 



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