First " Trackless Train ", in front of the old Post Office, ca 1925 - Details
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   First " Trackless Train ", in front of the old Post Office, ca 1925 (image/jpeg)
Title First " Trackless Train ", in front of the old Post Office, ca 1925
Medium  Black and white photograph
Extent  3" x 5.25"
Notes  - located on Zimmerman Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont.
Collection  Francis J. Petrie Collection
Old Call Number  419739
Notes  "Funded by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and the U.S. Tire Company, the Trackless Train operated like a truck, but outwardly looked like a locomotive train. It featured an engine, cab, and a combination dining and sleeping car.
The trackless train made a cross-country trip from New York City to Los Angeles from March 1925 through March 1926, in order to promote the development of a national highway system as advocated by Herbert Hoover. In Dayton the National Cash Register Company allowed its 6500 employees time off to view the train. The Sandusky Register, June 24, 1925, reported that the rubber tires on the novel vehicle had been driven for 5850 miles without going flat."

Details provided by Sandusky Library Archives
Subject  Transportation
  Railways - General
  Niagara Falls - History
  Streets
  Business Districts - Downtown Niagara Falls
Place Name  Niagara Falls (waterfall)
Record ID  99576
Digital image 
Format image/jpeg
Size  750px X 429px
Resolution  150ppi X 150ppi
Digitization B&W Scan
Equipment HP ScanJet 7400
Date 2004-07-06
Physical items 
Filing No.   Format       
D419739  Photograph     

 

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