Express Locomotive #2312
Express was initially lead by Delaware & Hudson #2312, repainted
for service on this special train.
Artist Bob Lorenz
designed the paint scheme.
U23B was built by General Electric and pulled the four cars of the
Preamble Express to two dozen eastern and mid-western cities in
the summer of 1974 to pave the way for the American Freedom Train
the following year.
But when General
Motors signed on as one of the first million-dollar sponsors of
the AFT, a change was inevitable...
was replaced ~ August 10 at Omaha by Union Pacific E-9A number 951,
a GM-built locomotive, which pulled the Preamble Express for the
rest of its 48-state tour.
Muldowney. Lebanon, NJ. July 1974. Keith Muldowney collection.