Train of Tomorrow #2

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Train of Tomorrow #2


  • 1945-1947 (Creation)


1 film reel (200 ft.) : mos, col. ; 8 mm. positive
1 videodisc : mos, col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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(1909 September 19 - 1986 November 7)

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This 18-minute silent film documents the General Motors Train of Tomorrow. It shows model makers building the model, design sketches of the train's interior spaces, and then the train itself with its four cars: Star Dust, Sky View, Moon Glow, and Dream Cloud. After GM executives inspect the train, the test run is filmed from inside the locomotive, the Astra Dome, and the lounge cars.

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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.).

Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.

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The label on the DVD copy: Train of Tomorrow - part 2. Design, development & test run 1945-1947

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