The entrance to the $3,000,000 railroad exhibit of the New York World’s Fair 1939 appears very much like a glorified and modernistic roundhouse for steam locomotives. The lobby contains 20,000 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 Presidents’ Conference of the railroads, the exhibit includes a building nearly a quarter of a mile long, an outdoor exposition occupying 3,600 feet of tracks, a colorful pageant telling the history of American railroads and the largest working miniature railroad ever constructed. The building contains 150,000 square feet of floor space and is the largest at the Fair.
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