Nicknamed “Black Beetle”, the New York Central’s M-497 was a jet-powered train tested during 1966. Powered by a pair J47-GE-19 in a jet pod taken from a retired Convair B-36H. This train exceeded in its day more than 183 mph, still a U.S record today.
Burnin’ “coal” between Butler, Indiana and Stryker, Ohio. Certainly a very mean-looking beast.