Video Find: When Ferdinand Magellan Reached Rail

The US President's Bulletproof Railcar

Thorough documentary on the Ferdinand Magellan: "US Car Number 1, the Ferdinand Magellan, sits in the Gold Coast Railway Museum in Miami. It's 120 tonnes of bulletproof, armoured railcar: a train carriage designed to move the President of the United States around the country in safety and style. At least, it was, until other transport came along to do a better job."

Related Links:

National Park Service, U.S. Car No. 1

Wikipedia, Ferdinand Magellan (railcar)

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