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17784 - A Railway Exhibit in the Transportation Palace,
Panama-Pacific Int. Exp., San Francisco, Calif.

The Palace of Transportation, which stands just off the northeast section of the Court of the Universe, has every method of locomotion on display. Its four great divisions of display are navigation, auto transportation, air-craft and railway equipment. Each of these represents the various stages of development from the earliest to the latest. In the auto display, for example, there is a great relief map of the Lincoln Highway from ocean to ocean.

The view here shown is an exhibit of the Western Pacific, Denver and Rio Grande, Missouri Pacific, and the Iron Mountain Railways-"The Scenic Lines of the world." The proportions of this "world" globe may be gauged by the height of the locomotive on the level of the floor. The exhibit shows the main lines and the short lines of each of these railroads, and gives to each system a relief map showing the configuration of the country over which the roads pass, the location of the main cities touched, thus giving visual demonstration of the commercial importance on this particular railway system.

Original Stereograph


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