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J
05-22-2006, 02:30 PM
From a Ford Press Release

FORD F-250 SUPER CHIEF CONCEPT: A BOLD, AMERICAN FLEX FUEL PICKUP THAT DELIVERS TOMORROW'S FUEL TODAY

"The F-250 Super Chief’s bold, American design, first-class comfort and exceptional traveling range were inspired by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway’s Super Chief locomotive."





SOURCE http://media.ford.com/newsroom/release_display.cfm?release=22295

David Telesha
05-23-2006, 04:28 AM
Bah. Pfffff.

What makes an ALCO PA a "Super Chief" locomotive...?

The New Haven had a whole fleet - as did other roads..

The pictures I've seen of that train powered by an ALCO is far outweighed by the pics of it with EMD's...

Super Chief... Ha, how over-rated.

DTT - the New Englander

Warren
05-23-2006, 02:49 PM
I was expecting something like this.
http://www.boomspeed.com/ua1678/bnsfcamper.jpg

Frederick
05-23-2006, 09:28 PM
That truck looks like something straight out of a sci-fi film.

BNSF_SD40-2B
05-24-2006, 01:16 AM
Interesting look. I watched the Chicago Auto Show and heard them talk about how the truck was inspired by the Santa Fe Super Chief

Jaypee_Logger
05-27-2006, 04:51 PM
now thats my type of motorhome

J
06-03-2006, 05:37 PM
Maybe they were thinking about this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:ATSF_1.jpg

Warren
06-03-2006, 09:43 PM
That is a cool looking loco from the 30's! However, I wouldn't want to be sitting in that window if a dump truck pulled out in front of you.

J
06-05-2006, 01:20 PM
That is a cool looking loco from the 30's! However, I wouldn't want to be sitting in that window if a dump truck pulled out in front of you.

ATSF came to the same conclusion. When the locomotive was rebuilt (with an oddball outboard idler axle on each truck) they added a pug nose.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:ATSF_10.jpg

bnsfnut4924
06-06-2006, 12:39 AM
I like that truck. Nice to see that there are some railfans in the auto industry. I would love to have that as my first car. I would also like that RV.