1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

LONG ISLAND
RAIL ROAD

Two open-sided tents, a pond stocked with Long Island ducks, and a variety of railroad exhibits give this display the air of an old-fashioned fair. The railroad exhibits come in all sizes: visitors can board a real locomotive cab and observation car, take a ride around the exhibit area in a miniature train or view an elaborate scale model train layout in operation

* Admission: free to exhibit area; 25 cents for miniature-train ride.

 Highlights 
TOUR OF THE TENTS. In one of the tents, HO-guage model trains run continuously on a 10-by-50-foot relief map of Long Island. The map has models of more than 30 historic, recreational and scenic points of interest, including Jones Beach, Montauk Lighthouse, Kennedy Airport and Theodore Roosevelt's home, Sagamore Hill. The other tent has showcase displays from the four counties that make up Long Island: Kings (Brooklyn) and Queens, which are part of New York City, and Nassau and Suffolk, which are not.
A TOWER AND A WINDMILL. Through the glass walls of a switching tower, visitors can observe the intricate process of routing trains entering and leaving the Long Island Rail Road's nearby World's Fair station. A replica of a weathered windmill serves as the railroad's center for tour and timetable information; it also has souvenirs for sale.
LITTLE TRAIN RIDE. The miniature train carries adults and children around the landscaped one-acre exhibit area.

LONG ISLAND
RAIL ROAD

Open-sided tents, a duck pond and a variety of railroad displays give this exhibit the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair.

"Photo Junction" offers the cab of a real locomotive and the rear of an observation car as picture props, and visitors can ride around the area on a tiny train.

TOUR OF THE TENTS. In one tent all of Long Island is displayed on a relief map dotted with models of Jones Beach, Montauk Light, Kennedy Airport and other points of interest. Another tent feature exhibits of Long Island's four counties, and a third houses a miniature hatchery for long Island ducks.

RAILROAD AT WORK. At a railroad switching "tower," visitors can watch the actual routing of trains at the busy World's Fair station.

LITTLE TRAIN RIDE. The miniature train carries adults and children around the exhibit area. 

Admission: free to exhibits; 25 cents for miniature train ride.

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