The public has always been fond of special trains. Since the very first time some now unknown public relations employee thought of the idea, special trains, those that stand out from the everyday freight and passenger trains that help move America and its economy, have been crowd pleasers, attention getters, and wonderful sales tools. Throughout the history of railroading, somebody has always thought of using the rails to deliver a message. Think about it. Nothing but footnotes in the pages of history books, railfans can almost instantly remember some of the hundreds that have burnished the rails. Let's see, off the top of my head, there is The Baldwin Locomotive Works Prosperity Special of the 1920's, the Rexall Train of the 1930's, and General Motor's Train of Tomorrow in the 1940's. On the more sobering side, not to be forgotten, there are those that brought fallen presidents home for the last time.
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