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Chicago Railroad Fair

By | November 21, 2017

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an illustrated red and orange official guide book cover for the chicago railroad fair
Tour the Chicago Railroad Fair through the pages of the 1948 Official Guide Book.

Read about the Chicago Railroad Fair in “The Last Great Railroad Show,” an article from August 1998 Trains magazine.

Download the story by clicking on the underlined PDF below.

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  1. Does anyone here remember Expo 86 in Vancouver BC? Theme was transportation. They had an impressive train parade in a railyard where you could see quite a bit including a replica of one of the first locos in North America. I found a video tonight of the Great Steam parade; great memories I’d long since stopped thinking of. I lived in NYC at the time; it was amazingly difficult to get Expo and flight info, let alone a hotel, but well worth the effort.

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