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    1124.3 miles west of former AMF Monorail Station
  1. Two Luminaires Liberated

    Hi Mike, Kevin did the isometric drawings. I have the the 14 official colors used on the luminaires. Some of the color names are a stretch for the actual color, like the purpilish-red RED (G) and blue-green GREEN ©. The chart cross-references the NYWF color-code against the Plexiglas color number, the Pantone reference number, and the HTML color hexidecimal codes. NYWF Luminaire Color Chart Cross-reference The clear diffusers are also a standard Plexiglas item and P4 is the code for a miniature prism pattern used on one side of the panel. Have fun, Randy.
  2. Smoke Ring

    In 1964-65 the General Cigar "Hall of Magic" Pavilion offered free "Meet Me at the the Smoke Ring" buttons. I have a few of these I picked up in person. It was round and black with yellow lettering. Does it look like this one? Then 1964-65, no question. Regards, Randy.
  3. A Pavilion With An Identity Crisis

    That spot became part of the huge rowing lagoon for the Olympics. Maybe they were planning ahead for when the grounds were eventually to be removed and reconfigured? The location is underwater today.

    While the NY World's Fair 39-40 and 64-65 plates are OK, check this one out from Expo 86. Drew's Personal Favorite License Plates Don't forget these others: San Francisco 39-40 New Orleans '84 San Antonio '68 Montreal '67 Any more? Did Tennessee issue one for Knoxville; Washington State for Spokane; Illinois for Chicago?
  5. Poll: Favorite Expo Mascot

    Hey Urso, How come the Twins didn't make the cut? Weren't Peter and Wendy official? Is it because the fair was not "recognized" by the BIE? Trey, who is the blue "Gumby?" Can we put names and expos/dates to the "official" mascots? The yellow one looks like "Colonel Bleep." Thanks, Randy.
  6. Mail car at the 1939-40 NYWF

    Bill, You should check out Hollywood. Those CSI, Law & Order, FBI, NSA and other 3 letter agencies on TV can always take a severely pixilated image, make it crystal clear, zoom in and remove all blurs without blinking an eye! Whenever I see the show plot line start working with images I always think of the term GIGO, (Garbage in, Garbage Out). Too bad there isn't a magic restorer for the rest of us. Randy.
  7. Last Days of Shea

    Anyone wondering where Home Plate is from Shea Stadium? Well it is soon to be orbiting Earth on the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Hubble crew in training: Astronauts Mike Massimino ® and Mike Good with home plate from New York City's Shea Stadium. The plate will fly with the STS-125 crew aboard Atlantis.
  8. Mail car at the 1939-40 NYWF

    Got a before shot Bill? Or how about a series of then versus now shots showing the progress? That would be really neat Thanks for sharing this unique view, Randy.
  9. Trivia Question - ID This Item

    Could it be a piece of the Lusitania, hit at 2:10 PM, sunk in 18 minutes on May 7th, 1915? How did you get the piece Eric?
  10. Has anyone seen this boat?

    I found this series of photos at Flickr that were taken of the Mary Murray in March of 2009. One comment says it was sent to the scrappers in late March 2009. Former Staten Island Ferry "Mary Murray" Photos
  11. Pics for Virtual Reconstruction

    It is now. Beautiful Eric! Thanks, Randy.
  12. To endure for 5000 years

    Jeez, today one large iPhone could contain all this text, speech, programmed, video data and more. What would you put in a capsule if you could? Or conversely, what items would reflect society today?
  13. New York Public Library Pictures

    Eric, I agree the search engine leaves a lot to be desired. The "Advanced" search lets you limit the date to 100 year blocks (1600-1699 or 1900-1999), crazy and real helpful, eh? Try entering "Flushing Meadow Park" or "1964-65" instead. I get a lot more hits from 1964-65 that way. Here is one example, of a never-built Texas-NASA pavilion concept art. Have fun, Randy.
  14. Ssangyong Pavilion Concept Art

    It looks as if the whole Expo grounds were preserved. Amazing. This picture was taken in October 2006. The yellow circle plots the Ssangyong pavilion mentioned above.
  15. Seeking AMF Monorail Photos...

    Some recommendations Mary Ellen, just to name a few. I don't count the "elevated 2-rail guideways" in some US cities. See The Monorail Society for a full list worldwide. USA (these are true single beam monorails) ------ - Las Vegas, NV (recycled former Disney monorails traversing the famous strip) - Seattle, WA (be sure and sit in Elvis' seat made famous in "It Happened at the World's Fair." A couple of great tie-ins here. The 1962 fairgrounds are the northern terminus, and the renowned Albert Fischer from PTU and the 1964 NYWF took part in the production of the film. - Walt Disney World (THE monorail capitol of the USA. The portion from the Magic Kingdom to EPCoT is the best) Japan (monorail capitol of the world, lots more than the three listed below, though these are the ones not to miss) --------- - Shonan (south of Toyko, a beautiful 20 kilometer suspended monorail single-track ride with dual-track stations that glides through two tunnels on the way to the Pacific ocean. A licensee of SAFEGE, the French company which licensed AMF the rights in the USA for the 1964 NYWF monorail.) Here the train emerges from one of the tunnels. - Tokyo (to the old Haneda airport, a ride that drops down under the bay into tunnels twice to allow ships to pass overhead. This monorail is based on the ALWEG/Disney/Seattle above-beam method) - Chiba City (north of Tokyo, 40 kilometers of dual-beam track, another SAFEGE suspended monorail. As you are below the track, you can experience a flying sensation as you glide over streets and houses) Germany ------------ Wueppertal (the original suspended monorail in operation since the beginning of the 1900's. A fantastic ride down the Wuppertal valley with most of the trackage suspended over the river winding through the city) If you can't manage to travel outside the USA at present, Kim Pedersen has some nice videos he made which are available at the Monorail Society web site. Have fun!