World's fair wonder

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Posted by M636C on Thursday, February 07, 2019 6:39 AM

Jones1945

I guess the SAL added the nose door on 3014, year unknown...

https://www.shorpy.com/node/19490

 

 

The photo I had wasn't that clear...

So there must have been a door in the unwashed area....

So both 3013 and 3014 lacked the nose doors at the World's Fair and had them added later (assuming that the earlier posted photo was of 3013 at the Fair.)

I had seen that entry on Shorpy but had forgotten it...

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Posted by Jones1945 on Sunday, February 10, 2019 5:33 AM

M636C

 

The photo I had wasn't that clear...

So there must have been a door in the unwashed area....

So both 3013 and 3014 lacked the nose doors at the World's Fair and had them added later (assuming that the earlier posted photo was of 3013 at the Fair.)

I had seen that entry on Shorpy but had forgotten it...

Peter

I believe the doors were added on them after they were built, therefore there was a brass model for the "smooth nose" version of # 3014. Speaking of SAL's nose door, I guess it was a safety measure for the crews wasn't it? The original nose door design on SAL #4500 was in the line of their needs! 

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, February 10, 2019 5:02 PM

M636C
 
Jones1945

I guess the SAL added the nose door on 3014, year unknown...

https://www.shorpy.com/node/19490 

The photo I had wasn't that clear...

So there must have been a door in the unwashed area....

So both 3013 and 3014 lacked the nose doors at the World's Fair and had them added later (assuming that the earlier posted photo was of 3013 at the Fair.)

I had seen that entry on Shorpy but had forgotten it...

Peter

My belief is that all the early SAL E-3's had nose doors - configured to push out to be opened.  Otherwise they stayed recessed in the shape of the nose.

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Posted by seppburgh2 on Monday, February 18, 2019 8:04 PM
A little off topic, but why are there no more World Fairs? Was at the NYC and the Montreal fairs when I was a kid. Sad to think what kids are missing out on.
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Posted by MidlandMike on Monday, February 18, 2019 9:37 PM

World's Fairs are money losers so none have happened in the US for decades.  It seems only losing sporting events are supported.

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