RAILROADS: The Devil & Dan'l Webster

RAILROADS The Devil & Dan'l Webster On a preinaugural demonstration of his new, light, low-gravity-center train, New Haven President George Alpert last week savored the unaccustomed compliments of 225 guests, mostly newsmen, along for the ride. The Dan'l Webster, a nine-car, $1,500,000 train, powered by low-slung diesel locomotives fore and aft, was noticeably smoother and quieter than standard equipment though it cost only $1,650 per seat v. $2,850 for the conventional type. As the train from Boston rolled into the outskirts of Manhattan, it was right on time—in itself a subject for congratulations on the oft-late New Haven.*...

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