American Flyer Displays

New York - 2nd Floor Layout - The Boys' Railroad Club

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Left Tunnel Area Left Tunnel Area
at Night
Oil Derrick Area
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Freight Station Drawbridge Drawbridge in Action
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Central Tunnel Area 3 Level Crossing Elevated Station
from Above
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Arrival at
Elevated Station
Elevated Station Close up Elevated Station
at Night
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Industrial Area with Backdrop Industrial Area
with 1 Factory
Industrial Area
with 2 Factories
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Although the 2nd Floor layout at the New York Hall of Science was not open to the public, it was often used for advertising photos throughout the years of its existence.  The layout was constructed in late 1949 and early 1950 and the Boys' Railroad Club television show was probably the first such use of it.  While a studio layout was also used in that production, most of the train action took place on the 2nd floor layout.  What we can see in those shows is the layout as the finishing touches were being added.  These photos are probably earlier even than the photographs in the Buckage Collection.  With the permission of John Huster, who produced a videotape of all 6 episodes, I present a few still shots of various locations on the 2nd floor layout in this section.