3.12 in HIGH x 8.25 in WIDE
(7.92 cm HIGH x 20.95 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

An experimental railroad passenger car, Railplane, developed by the Pullman Co, with operating controls and cab at each end of the car. The Associated Press teletype release, dated 10/8/1933, affixed to the back of the photo reads "Railplane Bids for Travel Supremacy/Combining the best points of the airplane and advanced railroad car construction, this new car of the Pullman Co. is the latest bid for increased speed and comfort on the rails. Two motors, one driving the front axle and the other the rear, provide the power. The engine is the automotive type. The car can seat 50 persons and weighs about 25,000 pounds. It was built in Stout Engineering Laboratories, Inc. in Detroit with the best minds of the rail, auto, and airplane industry len[d]ing their views./ Caution--release for AM's Oct. 25 and thereafter."

Used: Oakland Tribune

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