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President and Mrs. Nixon Boarding Metroliner (editor's title)

President and Mrs. Nixon boarding Metroliner
President and Mrs. Nixon boarding a Penn Central Metroliner in Washington, D.C., Union Station on January 24, 1970. The couple was traveling to Philadelphia for a concert marking the 113th anniversary of the Philadelphia Academy of Music. It was the first time in nearly eight years that a president had traveled by train, aside from campaigning or ceremonies.
Source Lake Forest College Library Special Collections
Coverage Spatial, Washington, D.C.; Temporal, January 24, 1970
Rights Lake Forest College
Date Created 1970-01-24
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location Washington, D.C., Union Station
Equipment, Locomotive Metroliner
Equipment: Cars Club Car
Builder, locomotive Budd Company
Comments Text at right: WAP-012403-1/24/70-WASHINGTON: President Nixon waves as he and Mrs. Nixon board a Penn-Central Metroliner train 1/24 for a trip to Philadelphia to attend a contest marking the 113th anniversary of the Philadelphia Academy of Music. This was the first train ride by a Chief Executive, other than for campaining or ceremonial rides, since the late President John F. Kennedy went from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia to attend the Army-Navy game in 1962. UPI
Collection Arthur Dubin
Train Name Metroliner
Where Published "More Classic Trains," by Arthur Dubin, p69. Kalmbach, 1974
Image ID Dubin.I.32.14
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