To my best knowledge, PRR trains ran directly to the '39 Fair. To the '64 that I was around to attend, only the LIRR and the NYCTA IRT Queensboro Line served.
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Gilbert B Norman wrote:To my best knowledge, PRR trains ran directly to the '39 Fair. To the '64 that I was around to attend, only the LIRR and the NYCTA IRT Queensboro Line served.I would guess you're right. I wasn't around then --- nor were you Gil (LOL) --- but I have a faint recollection of reading someplace that PRR pressed a DD1 or two into service in 1939 in order to provide direct service to the Fair Grounds. This is a plausible story since I know for sure that at least one operable DD1 was still stored in Sunnyside many years after that.
JoeG wrote:I looked at a 1926 timetable and, in one direction, the Pennsy had about 30 trains between NYP and WAS.Yeah, the 2/26 Guide reprint lists many (all?) the thru trains to Florida etc on the NY-Washington timetable-- I didn't think you ever could ride from NY to Washington on the Orange Blossom Special or the Crescent, but it seems you could then. In later years (maybe even in 1927) the long-distance trains quit carrying short-haul riders, and a traveler from NY to Washington could only choose from 16 trains or so.
Vincent wrote:Were there any extra trains added for any of the other recent World's Fairs? (Montreal '67,................For Expo '67, CN added several new trains and expanded existing schedules with additional equipment they borrowed and bought from US railroads. CP even got into the act and added a second Transcontinental train: The Expo Limited”