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By:Lewis Schneider
Dates:8/4/1949 - 8/4/1949
Album Info:Our family went to the Fair during the summer of 1949 from St. Louis, but I don't know the date. I'll use my brother's birthday August 4. The weather wasn't too good, and my photography wasn't much better. Hope you'll enjoy what I was able to record.
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UP Big Boy
Title:  UP Big Boy
Description:  More successful technology for its time
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/22/2011 11:30:42 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  UP 4022(4-8-8-4)
Views:  1927   Comments: 2
C&O 500 at the Fair
Title:  C&O 500 at the Fair
Description:  Technology that failed
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/22/2011 11:28:10 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CO 500(John Henry)
Views:  1842   Comments: 6
B&O EM 1 on display
Title:  B&O EM 1 on display
Description:  More modern than the other B&O entry
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/23/2011 8:44:02 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  BO 7603(2-8-8-4)
Views:  2265   Comments: 4
PRR GG1 meets ATSF FT
Title:  PRR GG1 meets ATSF FT
Description:  Technology that succeeded
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/22/2011 11:29:47 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 4926(GG1)
Views:  713   Comments: 2
NYC Niagara
Title:  NYC Niagara
Description:  Technology too late
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/22/2011 11:31:44 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NYC 5500(4-8-4)
Views:  2498   Comments: 3
PRR T-1 5549
Title:  PRR T-1 5549
Description:  Technology that disappointed. To see the 5549 in action see my Album PRR in the 1950s
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/22/2011 11:29:06 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 5549(4-4-4-4)
Views:  2354   Comments: 4
GM Train of Tomorrow
Title:  GM Train of Tomorrow
Description:  Hard to believe that USA passenger service would almost disappear in 20 years
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/22/2011 11:27:27 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  EMDX 765(E7A)
Views:  1678   Comments: 3
B&O Streamlined 5302
Title:  B&O Streamlined 5302
Description:  1927 technology 20 years later
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/22/2011 11:33:52 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BO 5302(4-6-2)
Views:  1550   Comments: 2
Tom Thumb races the horse
Title:  Tom Thumb races the horse
Description:  Plenty of action in the Wheels a Rollin Pageant
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/23/2011 8:56:27 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  364   Comments: 1
End of the race
Title:  End of the race
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/23/2011 8:56:59 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  381   Comments: 1
PRR John Bull on stage
Title:  PRR John Bull on stage
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/23/2011 8:58:22 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR JOHNBULL(UNKNOWN)
Views:  746   Comments: 0
Grand Finale
Title:  Grand Finale
Description:  Can't tell whether that C&NW locomotive is an H or an E-4.
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/23/2011 9:06:50 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 1457(F3A)
Views:  1152   Comments: 1
PRR Reuben Wells steams by
Title:  PRR Reuben Wells steams by
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/23/2011 8:57:41 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR REUBENWELL(UNKNOWN)
Views:  929   Comments: 0
Time to eat before riding the narrow gauge
Title:  Time to eat before riding the narrow gauge
Description:  Not Disneyworld but still a lot of fun
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/22/2011 11:35:12 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  404   Comments: 1
Burlington Narrow Gauge Number 9
Title:  Burlington Narrow Gauge Number 9
Description:  Here is one of the real shuttle trains, not a Disneyworld special. The 1949 Fair featured two narrow gauge trains.
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/23/2011 12:28:05 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  CS 9(2-6-0)
Views:  955   Comments: 2
Rio Grande Number 268--the second narrow gauge shuttle
Title:  Rio Grande Number 268--the second narrow gauge shuttle
Description:  Beautiful locomotives in great condition. The Rio Grande must have been jealous of the Burlington No 9 in the 1948 Fair, therefore supplied 268 for the 1949 Fair. The shuttle was labeled Deadwood Central.
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/23/2011 12:28:58 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  DRGW 268(2-8-0)
Views:  660   Comments: 1
The Fastest Steam Locomotive in the World
Title:  The Fastest Steam Locomotive in the World
Description:  Not really. The real PRR 7002 had been scrapped, and the Brits will debate the speed claim. I still believe the PRR's Ada Ohio run is the winner
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/23/2011 12:31:23 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 7002(4-4-2)
Views:  1672   Comments: 1
Ornate Rock Island diner at the Fair
Title:  Ornate Rock Island diner at the Fair
Description:  Doesn't that viewer's dress match the decoration of the diner?
Photo Date:  8/4/1949  Upload Date: 1/23/2011 12:30:04 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Lew Schneider
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  499   Comments: 0


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