Lincoln Zephyr Automobile with the Diesel-Powered "Burlington Zephyr" Streamlined Train, December 1935

Summary

This publicity photo has a Lincoln Zephyr automobile posed beside the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad's Pioneer Zephyr. In 1934 the streamlined train made a widely-publicized run from Denver to Chicago in just under 13 hours, maintaining an average speed of 77 miles per hour. It's no coincidence that Lincoln gave its streamlined car, introduced in 1935, a similar name.

This publicity photo has a Lincoln Zephyr automobile posed beside the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad's Pioneer Zephyr. In 1934 the streamlined train made a widely-publicized run from Denver to Chicago in just under 13 hours, maintaining an average speed of 77 miles per hour. It's no coincidence that Lincoln gave its streamlined car, introduced in 1935, a similar name.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

20 December 1935

Subject Date

20 December 1935

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.P.64913

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 8 in

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