- Railroads at the New York World Fair 1939 DVD
Railroads at the New York World Fair 1939 DVD
This black and white video opens with scenes of the Long Island Railroad station and arriving LIRR electric trains. We then tour the Fairgrounds with its fountains and manicured lawns before focusing on the 16 scene open air stage play drama; "Railroads on Parade". Depression era Americans were thrilled to see the story of the development of transportation from the opening of the Erie Canal up to the "modern era" streamlined steam locomotives of 1939.