Model train

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I have a small batch of images from the Century 21 Expo, and this one was included. Does anybody know anything about it? I might guess it is from the Hall of Industry, but am probably wrong!

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My guess would be the Transport '21 pavilion, which was focused on railroads. Nice slide! Let us know when you put these on your blog.

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That model car top left looks like my dad's 1960 Rambler station wagon- maroon with white top.

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Those Milwaukee Road cars lower left presaged containerization!
Trains with 4 Vista-Domes in the consist never came to pass, alas.

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OK, here's another mystery... check out this beautiful, extremely futuristic car model! You can see that the Philco exhibit was next door, but presumably the car belonged to some other exhibit (Ford?).

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Ford had a major display there, so that makes sense. What an odd looking car!

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It kind of reminds me of the GM Firebird concept cars too, though it is certainly different from those.

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Philco was acquired by Ford on December 11, 1961, according to an internet search.

I have a Philco brochure from the Ford exhibit at the '64-'64 fair.

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What 1963 World's Fair was this again?

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Mike, they're probably members of the same Procrastinator's Club who showed up in New York for the World's Fair in 1966. :)

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Ah, gotcha. I like those guys!

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