Welcome to our special section on the Pueblo Railway Museum’s high-speed transportation prototypes.
These three vehicles are all one-of-a-kind, found nowhere else in the world. Although these vehicles were never rocket-propelled, we call them our “Rocket Cars” – a nickname given to them by one of our Museum members because of their futuristic design. Many of our Museum visitors who see these vehicles for the first time actually wonder if they are spaceships!
Meet our Rocket Cars
One of these three Rocket Cars holds a speed record. Can you guess which one?
Because we at the Pueblo Railway Museum are the custodians of these historic artifacts, our goal is to make this website the “place to go” for information about these vehicles. So there is a lot of information here, in the form of text, pictures and videos. Click on the links below to start learning more about the history of each of the Rocket Cars, and the spirit of innovation that created them.
- The High Speed Ground Test Center (now the Transportation Technology Center)
- The Grumman Tracked Levitated Research Vehicle
- The Garrett Linear Induction Motor Research Vehicle
- The Rohr Aerotrain Tracked Air Cushioned Vehicle
- References and Further Reading
Video: Hovertrains of Yesterday’s Tomorrow
This 11-minute 2014 short film by Jérôme Tillier shows unnarrated video footage of all three Rocket Cars, with Mozart music for dramatic effect!
Video: Pueblo Railway Museum on C-SPAN
Click here to view a 5-minute C-SPAN video where Museum Tour Guide Ron Roach talks about our three Rocket Cars.
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