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1964 - original power plant for the Burlington Railroad’s famed Pioneer Zephyr

PIONEER ZEPHYR

CD 2055084 E&MP10.002

Dynamos

January 30, 1964

The Diesel engine that spelled doom for steam locomotives - original power plant for the Burlington Railroad’s famed “Pioneer Zephyr” when it sped non-stop in 14 hours from Denver, Colorado, to Chicago on May 26, 1934 -- is presented to Smithsonian Institution’s new Museum of History and Technology* by Richard L. Terrell, right, vice-president of General Motors and general manager of Electro-Motive Division. At left is Frank A. Taylor, director of the museum. 

*re-named the National Museum of American History

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