This picture shows the exhibit area within the Futurliner. The
display is an Electro-Motive Division exhibit which was intended to provide a quick
history of how the Diesel locomotive got on the rails and what is was doing for the people
of the United States.
This was "Old Scout," a 1902 Oldsmobile Runabout.
It's purpose was to show the contrast between new and old automobiles.
Notice the tall light-bar that projects up from the Futurliner
to light the area at night. Literature we have describes the "lighting tower" as
follows: "Rising from the roof of each Futurliner is a steel-aluminum fin 15 feet
long. These fins are the show-lot's principal lighting fixtures when the Parade is on a
show location. Shaped like an inverted canoe, each fin, when not in use, nests in a trough
atop a Futurliner, becoming part of the top of the vehicle. When in use, the fin rises 18
feet above the ground, throwing down a broad canopy of light. The towers are raised and
lowered by 1/2-horsepower motors. The light comes from thirty-six 40-watt fluorescent
tubes arranged in six banks of six tubes each plus two 250-watt incandescent lamps at the
ends of each fin.