This history-making train, below, was originally designed (pre-engineered) by Harley Earl. It won him the contract to pioneer, formulate and construct the inner workings of how all GM’s trains would roll off the Elctro-Motive assembly line in the future (1935-60). Naturally, the process entailed H. J. Earl’s more advanced engineering methodology first used to build GM’s automobiles in a more modern way. After proving so successful there, his hybrid engineering technique (creating the forms using his new invention of the styling bridge and forms of clay models) completely eradicated old-fashioned engineer’s building techniques—thus allowing new processes and new machine techniques to be used building General Motors locomotives complete from rails to roof.
It's all written in history, but was just never before properly deciphered and translated...since HJE couldn't, and wouldn't, tell his important story while he was alive. (More evidence will be released soon why HJE made internal GM patent attorneys and many other execs keep all his futuristic patents highly confidential under a veil of secrecy.)
The magazine copy from the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild 1935 magazine directly below, along with numerous ads by GM below help further chronicle (make the abstract more recognizable in today's times) the important story behind this Renaissance man who is the epitome of American Style and Engineering. Trying to stop or contest all the indisputable evidence finally coming forward will be like someone trying to stand in front of swiftly moving locomotive.
page ad, below, in The Saturday Evening Post, Jan. 15, 1935 tells
the true story where this train, with such an advanced design, actually came
Trying to stop or contest all the indisputable evidence finally coming forward will be like some dimwit physically trying to stand in front of a swiftly moving train supported by the counterweight of Harley Earl's professional virtues and the instinct this man had for form and good taste.
"Brother Earl started streamlining before the word was invented," said the writer of an important magazine article on Harley Earl from 1949 (featured at bottom of this section).
Above demonstration shows a, 'Stunning Level Of Progress'
New York magazine article from 1949; notice HJE's story listed in the Contents right underneath a feature story on JAZZ
"As in the case of the automobile, mechanical improvements, too, have contributed to improved appearance. In fact, it is rather an accepted principle that as a product is improved functionally, it tends to become better artistically." Of course Mr. Earl axiom related directly to all transportation products GM was building at this time in history!
Read how these matchless trains, below, got their start