by Jeff Smith
https://www.american-rails.com/aero.htm ... OuY73Gi4NU
The company had a very good idea, which was envisioned by its vice president of styling, although it seems not enough research and development was spent on the train.
Its general problems included a rough ride and under-powered locomotive. As a result, not a single railroad ordered a trainset despite extensive testing on both the New York Central and Pennsylvania. They were eventually purchased by the Rock Island and used in commuter service until 1966.
The first concepts for what became the Aerotrain appeared to the public in the June, 1955 issue of Look Magazine.
At first, it was described as "Train Y" to readers and the article looked to awe them by stating that it could operate at speeds greater than 100 mph and be able to connect New York and Chicago in 10 1/2 hours or run along the NYC-Boston corridor in just 2 1/2 hours.