Below, the Overland Train MkII rolls along with a Cargo Car and Power Car in Yuma, AZ. There is no backstory for this image and the source is unknown. This week was largely spent working on the TC-497 chapter. Phase I of the Army’s contract for R.G. LeTourneau, Inc. to create the Overland Train, was to build out the preliminary design. Using data from the Sno-Train (LCC-1), LeTourneau engineers worked out the gaps and started work on the machine you see below.
In the late 1950's, the United States Army Nuclear Power Program (ANPP) was exploring a number of nuclear reactor types.…Continue Reading
The TC-497 Overland Train MkII was the final Overland Train produced. In early 1958, the United States Army requested a…Continue Reading
Beginning April 13 and extending until June 12, 2021, the Gregg County Historical Museum will host an R.G. LeTourneau exhibit.…Continue Reading