This past weekend, we headed to the Railroad Museum of Long Island. The museum, houses the original (and restored) G-16, or 16" gauge amusement train. The train made its debut as part of the Long Island Railroad pavilion at the fair. Don Fisher, the president of the museum explained the train ended up in a private park for Grumman, before making its way to the museum, where it was restored to its original livery in 2001.
Taking a ride in the train is truly taking a trip through history, and into one of the most authentic World's Fair experiences remaining. And if you're a train buff, I'd suggest a trip to the museum, preferably after the relocated Lionel visitor's center layout debuts at the museum in April of 2011.
We'll have a clip or two from our visit up in a bit.