Early to mid 50s High Rail Automobile

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Early to mid 50s High Rail Automobile

Postby Roger Hensley » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:46 am

High Rail Automobile sits by an Alco FA.
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Photo supplied by Wayne Koch
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Re: Early to mid 50s High Rail Automobile

Postby rlsteam » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:32 am

I took this photo of president's car M-100 (a 1954 Chrysler Imperial) at Pittsfield, Mass. in August 1955. Possibly Alfred Perlman was in the car at the time.
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Re: Early to mid 50s High Rail Automobile

Postby Allen Hazen » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:23 pm

Discrete oval New York Centrallogo on the passenger door, and (below the chrome strip) lettering I can't quite make out but which probably says "M-100." But no tiger-stripes on the ends: clearly a non-standard color scheme for an M-series car! (Grin!)
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Re: Early to mid 50s High Rail Automobile

Postby BR&P » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:27 pm

*discreet
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Re: Early to mid 50s High Rail Automobile

Postby rlsteam » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:07 pm

Discrete: "apart or detached from others; separate; distinct." I think that was the right word.
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Re: Early to mid 50s High Rail Automobile

Postby BR&P » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:28 pm

rlsteam wrote:Discrete: "apart or detached from others; separate; distinct." I think that was the right word.


Discreet: "Intentionally unobtrusive" A small dark oval on a large dark car could certainly be considered discreet, as well.
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Re: Early to mid 50s High Rail Automobile

Postby BR&P » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:38 pm

rlsteam wrote:I took this photo of president's car M-100 (a 1954 Chrysler Imperial) at Pittsfield, Mass. in August 1955. Possibly Alfred Perlman was in the car at the time.


Almost certainly. In Borntrager's book 'keeping The Railroad Running", he states "In mid-August [1955] Mr. Perlman and I again took a trip on that auto rail car from New York to Chicago. We stopped in all the yards in route."

While Pittsfield is not on the NYC-Chicago main line, it's quite logical that they covered the B&A as a side trip as well.
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Re: Early to mid 50s High Rail Automobile

Postby Allen Hazen » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:37 pm

I intended the sense of deliberately unshowy. Sorry for the mis-spelling.
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