The TC-497 Overland Train MkII was the final Overland Train produced. In early 1958, the United States Army requested a quote from R.G. LeTourneau, Inc. to research and develop a large Overland Train. The project was divided into 4 phases. At the end of Phase I, the concept art below showed the Army what LeTourneau had in mind. Other drawings included in the Phase I book were engineering diagrams, power car, and cargo car diagrams, and over 200 pages of typed text describing the project. The Overland Train concept began in 1955, with a variety of conceptual tests. It was not until 1958, that it got real!
In April 1954, visitors from TRADCOM inspect the 120x48x68 tires. These tires were designed by LeTourneau and built by Firestone.Continue Reading
There was a request of Facebook for drawings of the suspension on the Overland Mark II, or as the military…Continue Reading
As part of researching "The Overland Trains Project," I have been able to take use some of my technical background…Continue Reading