It could be an optical illusion, but in the photo of the pod that held the turbine, the head room looks a little low for the window seat.
Lrail wrote: Does anyone have any photos from the fantrip mentioned on http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/odds_ends/garett2.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Yeah, an old thread, but I have photos. Click on photos to enlarge.
November 13, 1977 - ERA Fantrip
JG and BM: Good interior pictures of the Garrett Turboliners. I had never previously seen any good
interior pictures of cars 4001-4004 - and that ceiling is definitely no optical illusion - what I would
like to know if that low side ceiling to accommodate the turbine unit was padded in some regard
and it probably was substantially insulated to keep heat out of the passenger compartment...
Another feature that I have not seen is the moveable floor panel that opens along with half a door
for the low level platform stairs - the stainless steel grab iron is a tip off along with the door open
warning to stay behind the yellow line...Today this likely would be much better marked with bright
warning striping along with the text on the second door which would be more noticeable. Likely it
would require specific announcements at each station to note which side that the doors will open
on along with repeated mention not to stand in this specific area...MACTRAXX
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS