RAILROADS: Will All Go to Talgo?

For several hours in Manhattan last week, the presidents of the four biggest eastern railroads met with the train builders of ACF Industries to discuss a radical train. The roads: New York Central, New York, New Haven & Hartford, Baltimore & Ohio and the Pennsylvania. The train the railroaders had in mind was similar to ACF's swift "Talgo" express, which has been running for four years on Spanish railroads (TIME, April 18, 1949).

Built of aluminum and other lightweight metals, Talgo's cars are only 7 ft. 6 in. from floor to ceiling, 4...

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