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Personal note from the Railroads exhibit
Personal note from the Railroads exhibit.
Courtesy of Hilary Rossen

Railroad building at the 1939 New York World's Fair
Courtesy of the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, New York.

Railroad building at the 1939 New York World's Fair
Railroad building at the 1939 New York World's Fair

Night photo of the Railroad building at the 1939 New York World's Fair
Railroad Building at night From the Gottscho-Schleisner
Collection (Library of Congress)

Railroad building at the 1939 New York World's Fair
photo MO97 - from the collection taken by John Ott courtesy of his grandson Michael Ott.
Trylon Tidbits

Trylon Tidbits for Railroads

Small pieces of news and interesting informaton compiled by David J. Cope.

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  • Canadian Pacific Railway Locomotive No. 2850 that made the westbound run for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth's visit to Canada arrived at the Railroad pavilion in full splendor. The locomotive impressed everyone with its shining stainless steel and royal blue paint, trimmed in silver and gold. The semi-streamlined front bore the royal arms over the head lights and imperial crowns decorated the running boards.
  • For the first time in history, a Catholic mass was held in a Pullman car. The Rt. Rev. John H, Clarke performed the service before a specially constructed altar at the Railroads building.
  • The three dispatchers for the "Railroads at Work" exhibit went through their longest stretch of sixteen performances without a hitch until a train uncoupled and broke in two.

Railroad Building in the Transportation Zone
Railroad building - Photo wf-262r - Courtesy of the World's Fair Historical Society

Railroad building at the 1939 New York World's Fair
Railroad building - Photo RM05 - captured with permission from Robert Martens from a film taken by his grandfather, Gustave Martens.

Pullman Cover
Pullman Exhibit Booklet.

1939 Railroads on Parade brochure cover
Railroads at the 1939 New York World's Fair
Courtesy of Bob Catania
1940 Railroad on Parade brochure cover
Railroads at the 1940 New York World's Fair brochure, (cover only) courtesy of Bob Catania

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