President Harry Truman embarked on a Whistle Stop Tour in 1948 to bolster his re-election efforts, stopping in small cities and rural communities where he would deliver speeches from the train platform to large audiences.
Truman Presidential Library. "President Truman on the platform of a train to Fulton, Missouri." March 5, 1946. (24 January 2006); also Truman Presidential Library. "President Harry S. Truman speaking from a train on the campaign trail in 1948." 1948. .(24 January 2006).