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 1961, the Overland MkII was being fabricated and tested, prior to handing it over to the United States Army…Continue Reading
During my trip to Texas last week, I interviewed a man who drafted the suspension components for the Overland Train…Continue Reading
In the late 1950's, the United States Army Nuclear Power Program (ANPP) was exploring a number of nuclear reactor types.…Continue Reading