GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Mar. 24, 1952


Streamliners. The Pennsylvania Railroad this week put four new diesel and electric streamliners, costing nearly $11 million, on the New York-Washington and New York-Boston runs. With some reason, Pennsy calls its new Congressional and Senator trains the "finest ever developed for daytime travel." The cars are decorated in red, white and blue, highlighted with American colonial scenes, and have drawing rooms with folding partitions that can be expanded into big (16½-ft.-long) conference rooms. The coffee-shop cars serve counter meals from electronic Radaranges, which cook food in less than a minute. Other features: cocktail bars and yellow toilet bowls.


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