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New Haven's Comet by markkarvon New Haven's Comet by markkarvon
The Comet was a streamlined interurban train set manufactured by the Goodyear-Zeppelin Company in 1935 for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. The train featured three cars and was double-ended so it could operate in both directions without having to turn the train at each destination. It initially went into service on a route between Boston, MA and Providence, RI. The train covered the route in 44 minutes and was advertised as "44 miles in 44 minutes". It was very fast regularly operating at speeds of 90 MPH. The train was clocked at over 110 MPH in an early test. The train was withdrawn from service in 1951 and scrapped. This print is a tribute to the New Haven Railroad's beautiful Comet.
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work :)
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zippy5 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Love the stream lined craze
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
They tried some really neat stuff back then.
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Wordworker Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Writer
Great series. The locos of the 30s through the 50s were works of art, weren't they? Such flair and imagination! Gorgeous.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I love the classic stuff. So many innovations and alot of new ideas.
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Railwaywerewolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very sleek and fast!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes it was.
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome train! I wish the ones today looked this classy.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It was an amazing little train. I had no idea about it before but I fell in love with it during this commission.
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RailroadNutjob Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Hmm, cool.
:D
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