RailPictures.Net Photo: NH 0402 New Haven Alco FA1 at Oyster Bay, New York by Ronnie Schnepf
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Oyster Bay, New York, USA (more..)
September 28, 2013
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What you're looking at here is the cab of former New Haven FA1 #0402, known today as the "World's Fair Cab". The locomotive was built by ALCO in 1947, and served on the New Haven until the early 60's, when it was sent back to Alco in exchange for updated equipment. Following this, the cab was severed from the rest of the locomotive, and sold to the Long Island Railroad to serve as part of their exhibit at the 1964 World's Fair. After the fair ended, the cab found a new home at a daycamp in Lynbrook, NY, where it served as a piece of playground equipment, until the camp's closure in 1988. With the piece now abandoned and awaiting inevitable scrap, the efforts of the Friends of Locomotive #35 (now the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum) saved the cab for a new generation to enjoy. Seen here, the cab sits today in its LIRR "World's Fair" scheme at the entrance to the museum site. The numberboards now display the years 1834 and 1964, reflecting the birth of the LIRR and the World's Fair respectively.
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