16.1.03

MAKING THE TRAINS RELIABLE. Where Worlds Collide publishes his business plan, were he ever a passenger service operator. Mostly sound ideas. I disagree, however, with "I will paint my trains in a livery that cries 'train', rather than try to pretend that my trains are buses or aircraft. I will also make every effort to keep them clean both inside and out." The successes of the Flying Yankee, the Burlington Zephyrs, the New Haven's Comet, and the Electroliner owed much to their NOT looking like trains. You don't want a train to look like a bus. The 140 and 141 series nodding donkeys and the General Motors Aerotrain bear that out.

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