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    The Silver Streak (RKO, 1934). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). America's first "streamlined" locomotive was The Pioneer Zephyr, built for the Burlington line out of Chicago in 1934. It was an innovative marvel of its time with a diesel engine and a stainless steel body. This film bears the famed train's nickname, "The Silver Streak," a moniker attached after a historic run from Denver to Chicago with the train averaging over 77 mph with speeds up to 112 mph! That's Charles Starrett at the helm of the train, shortly before he landed at Columbia and made 115 Westerns. Truly the "star" of the film, the Zephyr would remain in service until 1960, finally being restored and given a permanent home in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. An absolute "must have" for any real fan of American rail history. There is a faint Netherlands censor stamp on the cowl of the engine that looks as if it almost belongs there, pinpoint fold separations, slight fold wear, and pinholes. Along the right center fold line there is light staining. Folded, Fine/Very Fine.

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