one of the earliest examples of a train using head-end power.
were needed for powering the 3000 lights and 21 motors of the displays
-- not to mention the revolutionary new air-conditioning system.
Under-car generators or batteries could not have handled the demand.
car also held the switching hardware for the train's telephone system
-- the first train ever to have such a system. Each car had at least
one handset. There was even a phone in the locomotive.
least one source says the car contained a dynamo powered by the
locomotive, making the locomotive un-attachable during convention
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