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Though you might like a couple shots of the Turbostar test truck. These are copies of photos on plaques given to the Road Test driver from Fort Wayne after a session at the Phoenix Proving Grounds. Note that this had the raised cab long before the Transtar II came along with it.

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Herb is the one on the right, but I don't think the second photo is from Phoenix despite what the caption says.

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GLENN - From what I've read ALL the turbine powered trucks ( IH, Ford, & others) were terrible on fuel...made a lot of HP with little weight but not cost effective.

Denny, that's too bad :( I've been a fan of gas turbines for a long time. I'd think that with today's technology, someone could make one work ... maybe in a powertrain arrangement like a diesel-electric locomotive?

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