The Tournatrain was the first produced Overland Train by R. G. LeTourneau, Inc. In the 1953 annual report, it was described as being “developed for remote regions, primitive roads.” R. G. LeTourneau’s recently re-engineered Electric Drive were one of the highlights of the new machine. The description goes on to say that “The resulting driving power and traction make the train well suited to rugged terrain”
The later VC-12 Tournatrain featured two engines, instead of the single engine Tournatrain. These were two completely different machines and only shared a similar physical appearance.