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'STEEL THROUGHWAY to the FAIR GATEWAY'

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Just as the Long Island Railroad played an important part in transporting sightseers to the 39/40 exposition, so did it for 64/65 with service from Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan through special spurs directly to its own terminal at the fairgrounds, and boasted a short twelve minute ride each way.

Seen below is fleet number 1525 and one of thirty cars (1500 to 1529) custom built for the fair in 1962 by the Pullman Car Works division of the Pullman Standard Car Company of Chicago, Illinois.

These 'Multiple Unit' (MU) electric cars were very fast, quiet and comfortable with amenities usually found only in pricier long haul parlor coaches.

Certainly a memorable chapter in the history of a railroad that dates back to 1834.

Photo courtesy of Ron Zeal.

Mr. Linsky - Green Bus Lines, Inc., Jamaica, New York

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Very nice! Are there photos of the interior somewhere?

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