1947 - 1949 FREEDOM TRAIN
TRAIN'S JOURNEY ACROSS AMERICA
Train was all that Harry Truman and Tom Clark envisioned. Its great
success was demonstrated in the media of the time, which featured
both promotion and accounts of the train and its impact upon visitors.
Its 37,160 mile
tour lasted from September 17, 1947 to January 22, 1949. It was
the only trainset ever to operate in every state, and it did so
using 52 different railroads. Over 3 million people (officially,
3,521,841) went aboard the Train during its display stops in 326
cities and towns across the land. At many sites, people waited in
line more than six hours to go aboard. The highest single-day attendance
Text by Mr.Larry
to Freedom Train...