Railroad Exhibit Building

Railroad Exhibit Building 1939 NY World's Fair


Stock #: 261280
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
Publisher: American Art Post Card Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The entrance to the railroad exhibit at the New York World's Fair 1939 appears very much like a glorified and modernistic roundhouse for locomotives. The Rotunda above contains 25,500 square feet of floor space leading to a circular theme hall 180 feet in diameter surmounted by a dome approximately eight stories in height. Sponsored by the Eastern President's Conference of the railroads, the exhibit includes a building nearly a quarter of a mile long, an outdoor exposition including nearly a mile of track, a colorful pageant telling the history of American railroads and the largest working miniature railroad ever constructed. The building contains 110,000 square feet of floor space and is the largest at the Fair