The Overland Train Mark 2 performance standards were proposed in 1958 to R. G. LeTourneau, Inc. Engineers had to work backwards to determine how to best meet the Army’s needs for self support, cargo capacity, and resiliency. In total, the Mark 2 was able to carry 7,794 gallons of fuel. The control car, power generating car number 1 and 2 all had space heaters with 150 gallon tanks, adding on an additional 450 gallons of fuel.
From time to time, I come across some historical gems. I recently purchased a small magazine called Rubber. It appears…Continue Reading
More specifically, the TC-497 appears to be at the previously known Red Hill. The photograph is dated February 23, 1962.…Continue Reading
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