CD 2055084 E&MP10.002
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
Original Caption by Science Service