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Silver Slipper

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:41 am
by dhogan
Had it been successful this T&P train set would have trumped the Burlington's [i]Pioneer Zephyr [/i]for the honors of the first streamlined Budd train.
Lots of stories of what went wrong! It quickly lost any publicity and was forgotten.
Most of the photos you see of the [i]Silver Slipper [/i]were taken around Philadelphia or Chicago on test runs. There must have been stories (with photos) about it in the papers for Fort Worth, Dallas, Sherman, Bonham, Paris, and Texarkana. I have a nice Budd publication which describes the train.