for the Bicentennial journey of the American Freedom Train,
the four-car Preamble Express was dispatched to scout the route
and court host city officials.
For five months
in the summer and fall of 1974 the Preamble Express made calls in
all 48 contiguous states. Dozens of display sites were evaluated
and hundreds of local officials and law enforcement were informed
of the requirements to host America's largest Bicentennial event.
||In December 1974,
President Ford inaugurated the American Freedom Train from the rear
platform of the Preamble Express.
photo: Keith Muldowney. At Rutland, VT with Jay Wulfson, president
of the Vermont Railway, in the cab.
photo: Keith Muldowney. At Sacramento, CA.