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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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The most popular and influential source of the new aesthetic was the Zephyr highspeed train. First designed by engineer Edward G. Budd, the stainless steel, lightweight 1932 Zephyr translated the aerodynamic principles of modern airplanes to ground transportation. The Zephyr's smooth curves, rounded corners, and powerful diesel engines replaced the older square steel and wooden trains. This generation of high-speed trains, which also included the Super Chief and the M-10001, reached speeds of 120 miles per hour while using a fraction of the fuel consumed by earlier trains. With their speed and efficiency, trains such as the Zephyr embodied the future and futuristic longings for wealth and a society freed from scarcity.

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