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Namvet4 posted:

I have fond memories of my father and I riding the Delay, Linger and Wait (D.L& W)  to Hoboken and going to the train show that was held in the upper room(s) of the terminal. We would take a trip across on the ferry to NYC and eat lunch and walk about downtown. We would then buy a bunch of flowers from a street vendor to take home to my Mom. We would then take the ferry back to Hoboken and board the D.L& W for the ride home. That was over 60 years ago ... I miss my Dad and the good times we had together because we liked our trains, real and toy!

That was more than a train show at Hoboken.  It was one of the great O gauge model railroads of all time, the New York Society of Model Engineers.  They had a model of the Delaware Water Gap that must ahve been at least four feet high above the traks.  It included a model of the Hoboken terminal in which the layout was built.  They even had an MU branch line.  I live in Westchester and when I was in high school (1949-55) I woudlgo over to Hoboken when they had a show.  IO still have photos that I took in 1951/52 of the lst DL&W steam, a 4-6-2 waiting for a boonton Branch train.

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