National Geographic : 1949 Aug
GONE are the "good old days" when mother put up the lunch and father wore a duster to protect his Sunday suit on the accommodation train. Gone, too, are the smoke and cinders, and the bone-shaking jolts when pulling into and leaving the station. HERE, now, are the grand new days when smart, semi-local trains such as the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Whippoorwill are headed by General Motors Diesel locomotives - with diners and coaches such as once were found only on sleek, streamlined, long-distance trains. Modern and attractive diner of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois semi-local Whippoorwill, which makes a round trip daily between Chi cago and Evansville, Ind., making 12 stops en route with an over-all time of only five hours and thirty minutes. Yes, a great many better trains now follow General Motors locomotives in semi-local service as well as in long-distance service - working toward the not too dis tant day when all railroad travel will be "first class." A good thing to remember when you plan a trip anywhere. ELE CTRO -MOTIVE DIVISION OF GENIAL MOTORS * LA GRANGE, ILL. Home of the Diesel Locomotive "Better Trains Follow General Motors Locomotivesl "