R.G. LeTourneau’s TC-497, or the Overland Train MkII, never saw production outside of one unit. It was the most engineered out of all of the Overland Trains. The model MkII seen below was one of the first steps in testing the S-curve ability of the design. This model was electrified and tested. You can see the toy Jeep for scale.
In March 1962, the TC-497 left LeTourneau's Longview, TX factory for the Army's Yuma Proving Ground (YPG). The Army had…Continue Reading
I have been communicating with the private seller of a new TC-497 8mm film. Even after the sale was complete,…Continue Reading
I acquired an 8mm film of the TC-497 in the Army's Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ. The process is extremely slow…Continue Reading
Project Mobility occurred from June 5-10, 1961 at Fort Eustis, Virginia. During the 6 day exercise, The United States Army…Continue Reading