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  Photograph
Extent  3" x 5.25" B&W Photograph
Notes  - located on Zimmerman Ave, Niagara Falls, Ont.
Collection  General Photograph Collection
Old Call Number  419724
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
Rights  Niagara Falls ( Ontario ) Public Library
Subject  Transportation
  Post Office
  Niagara Falls - History
  Business Districts - Downtown Niagara Falls
Place Name  Niagara Falls (inhabited place)
Record ID  99592
Digital image 
Format image/jpeg
Size  750px X 427px
Resolution  150ppi X 150ppi
Digitization B&W Scan
Equipment HP ScanJet 7400
Date 2004-07-05
Physical items 
Filing No.   Format       
D419724  Photograph     

 

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