Monday, January 2, 2012

Street Car Paces Plane -- January 2, 2012

From the November, 1930 issue of Flying Magazine. Car 126 of the Cincinnati and Lake Erie Railroad was a lightweight Red Devil built by the Cincinnati Car Company in 1929.  The Red Devils maintained high speed service, but the line had no block signals, so they were involved in several head-on collisions.  

Here is a plane which has to travel at its hight speed in order to keep up with a street car.

The fault is not with the plane. The electric car is traveling 90 m.p.h. and the "Pathe News" camera is trying to keep up with it in the plane overhead.

This electric car is reported to be the fastest in the world and is being used for interurban service near Dayton, Ohio.

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