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Yes, Mike. The Aerotrain's cars were derived from the GMC Coach Division's PD-4104 bus body. This was GM's most successful intercity bus operated by many companies including Greyhound and Trailways from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s and beyond.Did I read the it was adapted from buses?
Michael: Just looking at the Aertrain's locomotive, it obviously was not built as a powerhouse, but to pull those light weight, 2-axled coaches. So it was probably short on both torque and horsepower.The real deal Rock Island Aerotrain can be seen at the St Louis Transportation Museum along with dozens of other locos and rolling stock.
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What kind of history is up for grabs.So, this one established quite a history in its short time as a demonstrator.
Obviously the kind of history that showed the railroads it wasn't suitable for sustained, long-term passenger service.What kind of history is up for grabs.