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The 1947 - 1949 Freedom Train Story
 
 
 
 
The Locomotive - history of the train's ALCO PA.

Why a Freedom Train? - the train's purpose in 1947 America.

Giving Wheels to the Dream - railroad equipment logistics.

Specialized Personnel - maintaining the train.

The Train's Journey Across America - statistics, milestones.

U.S. Marines: The Train's Proud Staff - their vital role.

A Precious and Unique Cargo - the train's historic contents.

More Than a Symbol: Upholding a Creed - confronting racial prejudice in 1940's America.

The Epilogue: Part 1 - Disposition of the Train's Equipment.

The Epilogue: Part 2 - Dispersal of the Train's Contents.

The Epilogue: Part 3 - A Second Freedom Train for the Bicentennial.

Text by Mr. Larry Wines.

Photo: Mr. Carroll Long, Pullman Conductor - 1947 Freedom Train at New Orleans.

Locomotive art: Mr. Dick Hurley.

 
     
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