Chicago: Green Duck Company, 1934. 1934 witnessed the headline-grabbing debut of Union Pacific's streamlined M-10001, a 900-horsepower diesel-electric train and the first North American passenger train equipped with Pullman sleeper cars. Item #47044
Commemorative medallion, 1¼" diameter. Very good. Mild average wear. Recto shows the M-10001 locomotive roaring, with "UNION PACIFIC" around the border in large typeface -- "1934" much smaller at upper left and "Lucky Piece" likewise small just below the locomotive. Verso features the ALCOA (Aluminum Company of America) shield at center. Above this the text reads: "A Sample / of the Aluminum / in the New / UNION PACIFIC TRAIN / Built by / PULLMAN CAR & MFG. CORP." And below the shield the text continues: "Aluminum Co. / of America."