The US President's Bulletproof Railcar

  • Published on Apr 2, 2018
  • US Car Number 1, the Ferdinand Magellan, sits in the Gold Coast Railway Museum in Miami. It's 120 tonnes of bulletproof, armoured railcar: a train carriage designed to move the President of the United States around the country in safety and style. At least, it was, until other transport came along to do a better job.
    Thanks to all the team at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum: they're at, or on Facebook at ! [looks like their main site's down at the moment!]
    Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin)
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Comments • 943

  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott  11 months ago +2352

    I realise I said "railway" instead of "railroad" at the end. Apparently I haven't picked up too many American dialect words yet...!

    • Ashton Grist
      Ashton Grist 2 months ago

      Serious question. WHY NO HDR CONTENT?

    • Jacob Thomas
      Jacob Thomas 6 months ago

      Please never say railroad!

    • 33kaus holokaust
      33kaus holokaust 9 months ago

      Tom Scott british commonwealth of nation calls it railway... as usual americans use a misnomer

    • Rafa YouTube
      Rafa YouTube 9 months ago

      Tom Scott continue doing what you do

    • Commmander 64
      Commmander 64 10 months ago

      We get it your british XD

  • famas
    famas 4 days ago

    that guy was great

  • MrATN800
    MrATN800 8 days ago

    So the wild wild west evil train ?

  • Sir Rounded
    Sir Rounded 21 day ago

    It's interesting that we, near enough, depend on trains in the UK, while in the US it's all about driving hundreds of miles to the next state

  • justingt3rs
    justingt3rs Month ago

    japanese bearings, wow !

  • Maher Zain's Fan
    Maher Zain's Fan Month ago

    This is highly confidential
    I, Kim Jung Un Watching you and learning your secrets

  • bob brown
    bob brown Month ago

    Put Rump in there and see if you can blow it up.

  • cole kottkee
    cole kottkee 2 months ago

    Thanks Kanye very cool!

  • Satan
    Satan 2 months ago

    nice to see where the President took a poo

  • Kashif Nawaz
    Kashif Nawaz 2 months ago

    What the Presidential Rail car looks like if they decided to built one today?

  • Greenid Guy
    Greenid Guy 2 months ago

    Where does the poop go once you flush?

  • Jack Soley
    Jack Soley 2 months ago

    Is it a bit odd that the surname of a railway museum guide is "Waggoner"?

  • Gods2ndFavoriteBassPlyr

    A great book: FDR's Funeral Train by Robert Klara - Tons of history .. well documented.. Worth the read.

  • Brain Stem
    Brain Stem 2 months ago

    Great video !

  • Old Hollywood- NBC Mr. Hahn

    We are still a proud nation 🇺🇸

  • Jason Kim
    Jason Kim 2 months ago

    Air Force one isn’t a thing but a name given to the vehicle that the president rides in. Air Force one is the plane. There would be Marine one for the helicopter. One is President and two is Vice President. They would never ride on the same vehicle.

  • Andrew Stirling
    Andrew Stirling 2 months ago

    I want one!

  • Johnmark VanderZee
    Johnmark VanderZee 3 months ago

    13 or 30?

  • Trumpenstein
    Trumpenstein 3 months ago

    WTF's an "Awfose"?

  • noirre99
    noirre99 3 months ago

    Am I the only one who came to the video having seen racecar instead of railcar?

  • Evenios
    Evenios 3 months ago

    would it be possible to get er up to say .90?

  • Sage Channel
    Sage Channel 3 months ago

    Oh, no special thanks for Cully Waggoner at the end. The guy did a good job showing you, & us, around the train.

  • 71502
    71502 3 months ago

    I understand you would want to armored a car or a house but why would you armored a train?

  • orange70383
    orange70383 3 months ago

    Screw you and your opinions ya GOOF.

  • Alek Zeng
    Alek Zeng 3 months ago +1

    Just don’t get too political mate

  • adelgado75
    adelgado75 3 months ago

    I agree, I wish we could get back a little of the old days.

  • James Ricker
    James Ricker 3 months ago

    Herbert Hoover needed the bullet proof rail car

  • Rich 91
    Rich 91 3 months ago

    5/8 thick steel isnt stopping a 50bmg two stage round

  • United Detinu
    United Detinu 3 months ago +1

    Oooh, tommy boi just called trumps train not "real" enough?
    What's dumpy trumpy gonna do about that boyee?
    Choo choo donatello, gotta deliver a steamy comeback sooooon right? ;)
    Pwease don't let us down again, k? You'd make sumboedy vewwy sad ;(

  • DrumtotheBass Woop
    DrumtotheBass Woop 4 months ago

    Train Force One

  • RaketenKuhGewehr
    RaketenKuhGewehr 4 months ago

    "I wish we could go back to that. Still keep our cellphones though, I ain't giving that up."

  • Edward Dieffenbach
    Edward Dieffenbach 4 months ago +1

    Hard to say that I have actually been to the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. I live right by it!

  • JMan C de la Barrera
    JMan C de la Barrera 4 months ago

    The name must have been written in Portuguese or Spanish, more correctly.
    It's as if we call, Uiliam Checaspeare in Spanish.

  • London 64
    London 64 4 months ago

    Great video

  • XxFazbearGaming
    XxFazbearGaming 5 months ago

    Ayyyy I was there yesterday! :D

  • richard maughan
    richard maughan 5 months ago

    Trump must have a new version of a rail train across the USA with bullet proof train at last.

  • Daniel Young
    Daniel Young 5 months ago


  • Entropy
    Entropy 6 months ago

    The guy that was giving the tour is the kind of person ppl from the past would imagine. Love it!

  • JohnnyDaPrankstaGangsta

    I could definitely see that guy explaining the train as a conductor.

  • Martin Gardner
    Martin Gardner 6 months ago

    Was it used by Lovelace in Wild Wild West?

  • brad
    brad 6 months ago

    If I was President I'd would totally travel by train

  • Tenacious Dean
    Tenacious Dean 6 months ago

    "I'm Scruffy, the janitor"

  • "Punished" Venom Charlierw

    Damn that guy loves trains

  • Ghost Tank
    Ghost Tank 7 months ago

    The president should ride in a train, not that stupid airplane.

    • whiteknightcat
      whiteknightcat 3 months ago

      That would make it just a tad difficult to go to places like ... oh, IDK ... London maybe? Or Paris?

  • mspenrice
    mspenrice 7 months ago

    So, Rail Force One?

  • Vitor Madeira
    Vitor Madeira 8 months ago

    Precious video, but why would you spell "MaJelan"?
    That name derives from the Portuguese word Magalhães which is spelled "MaGAllaes".
    So, no "gi" or "je" sound. It would be a "ga" sound.

  • Zachary Richards
    Zachary Richards 8 months ago

    Bullet resistant


    Derail it via destroying the rail

  • TheLeo Lordz
    TheLeo Lordz 8 months ago

    If it was 100% Bulletroof I wanna Put a bomb here

    • 007Cat24
      007Cat24 6 months ago

      pentagon Rush Bulletproof doesn‘t equal blastproof.

  • The Weird Part of Youtube

    Do why you hear yanny or laurel

  • Yusuf Nasihi
    Yusuf Nasihi 9 months ago

    Truman campaigned for reelection by travelling in that train? Surely state resources were not able to be used for partisan use...

    • Logan Barney
      Logan Barney 8 months ago

      Incumbent advantage. Some resources were used.

  • Smart Idea
    Smart Idea 9 months ago

    I thought Ferdinand Magellan Died in Cebu,Philippines.

  • 33kaus holokaust
    33kaus holokaust 9 months ago

    So cosy... i like it

  • DrunkMouse2030
    DrunkMouse2030 9 months ago


  • J
    J 9 months ago

    The museum rep reminds me of Tom Skerritt of "Top Gun" fame.
    The President would never be allowed to travel by rail in the US nowadays... the tracks are in too poor of repair for the Secret Service to trust them with the President's life.

    • whiteknightcat
      whiteknightcat 3 months ago

      Your second sentence shows you know nothing about American railroads.

  • Rehan Murtaza
    Rehan Murtaza 9 months ago

    666k views baby

  • TheMan WithThePlan
    TheMan WithThePlan 9 months ago

    666,666th view

  • Flourishing Jam
    Flourishing Jam 9 months ago

    666k views and 222 dislikes. Interesting...

  • Koyakonsta
    Koyakonsta 9 months ago

    there are 666k views... more than worrying

  • Buynot
    Buynot 9 months ago

    They should have put this on the back of the American Freedom Train when it toured the country back in the 70's.

  • The Victorian Gamer
    The Victorian Gamer 9 months ago

    So, could a president request this be reinstated? That'd be 100% amazing to see back in somewhat action

  • erwinderdoofe
    erwinderdoofe 9 months ago

    I like the guide, he seems like a nice guy.

  • Daniel Newsome
    Daniel Newsome 9 months ago

    Anyone else pick up on the origin of the phrase "whistle stop tour"?

  • Devin Henderson
    Devin Henderson 9 months ago

    Could you explain what a Double NAT is?

  • asif Khan
    asif Khan 9 months ago

    Cully waggoner is drunk

  • Adam Filinovich
    Adam Filinovich 9 months ago

    Did you say president? Oh no. Hide from the comments!

  • Supriya  Chhetri
    Supriya Chhetri 9 months ago

    *_this is the presidential toilet_*

  • MR Rehman
    MR Rehman 9 months ago

    MUST watch DAVID ICKE now
    must see for yourself

  • Wixard H
    Wixard H 9 months ago

    Wow, Ferdinand Magellan is one of our heroes in Philippines

  • Scriptminer
    Scriptminer 9 months ago

    Thank you for the video!

  • Nozyspy
    Nozyspy 9 months ago

    Well... Americans do have a penchant for killing their Presidents...

  • Martin Rantala
    Martin Rantala 9 months ago

    Rail Force One

  • Peaceistheanswer27
    Peaceistheanswer27 9 months ago


  • Nick Gillotti
    Nick Gillotti 9 months ago

    Always cool to see where some of the most important leaders in history spent their time.

  • Kurean
    Kurean 9 months ago

    Doesn’t Kim Jong Un have one of these?

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  • N4vizZ
    N4vizZ 10 months ago

    You could just said "There was Air Force None." Missed The oppurtunity there

  • Joyce Ebert
    Joyce Ebert 10 months ago

    Thoroughly enjoyed the video. Don't be so self-conscious of speaking proper English. I thought you did a great job.

  • Scoutdy
    Scoutdy 10 months ago

    If I was president I would use this.

  • yakikadafi
    yakikadafi 10 months ago

    this is awesome thanks for uploading!

  • Johnny James
    Johnny James 10 months ago

    Eisenhower traveled by train also, his wife would not fly. They came to Palm Springs each year by train so Ike could play golf.

  • SupaEMT134
    SupaEMT134 10 months ago +1

    Wait. Did he just say *eighteen* miles per hour???

  • Steve Riddle
    Steve Riddle 10 months ago +1

    Very very cool a bank vault on wheels I love history

  • coolsatpalsingh2
    coolsatpalsingh2 10 months ago

    Toilet beside bed? Prison style

    BLUE MOXIE 10 months ago

    And when It hit 80-MPH it could TIME TRAVEL

  • bfjb70
    bfjb70 10 months ago


  • Jason B
    Jason B 10 months ago

    Love the Trump Train, and this one. Thanks for doing this.

  • Chet
    Chet 10 months ago

    Air Force One isn't Red, White and Blue.

  • Hagjon 13
    Hagjon 13 10 months ago

    R A I L R O A D

  • Gyro Simulation
    Gyro Simulation 10 months ago

    Trump train crash

  • caomhan84
    caomhan84 10 months ago

    It's amazing, really, all they did to both accommodate FDR's disability, and hide it from the public. We have to remind ourselves that this was the 1930's and 40's, and he was POTUS for 13 years. So many things had to be modified for him and it all worked like a well-oiled machine for so long. The media was kinder too, always respecting his wishes to never be photographed being carried, while the Secret Service set up ramps to move him, etc. Could you imagine the media respecting that today? Hell no.

  • gary miller
    gary miller 10 months ago


  • dannypeck666
    dannypeck666 10 months ago

    Bulletproof train in the 1920's, so they obviously learned their lesson about leaders of countries riding around in open topped cars...
    oh hello 1963.....

  • Song Daniel
    Song Daniel 10 months ago

    Well it's gonna be useful when the Chinese invade America

  • Go Away
    Go Away 10 months ago

    I'd like more information about the whole train. I know it had more cars that went with it.

  • TPew
    TPew 10 months ago

    I rate inside the train a 5 star hotel

  • Valletta Meme Master
    Valletta Meme Master 10 months ago +1

    All aboard the trump train.

  • a998
    a998 10 months ago

    How common was that radio telephone?

  • Floris Fiedeldij Dop
    Floris Fiedeldij Dop 10 months ago

    That glass though, wow :D

  • Linux Begginer
    Linux Begginer 10 months ago

    tour videos are awesome Tom,thank You for sharing