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Interview of Holman Lenhart who discusses his involvement with the 1939 "Cavalcade of the Gold West" and the 1940 "Cavalcade of the Americas". Lenhart worked under Gilbert Kneiss with the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Pacific Coast Chapter. Lenhart took lots of photographs of the trains and of the Cavalcade, but his official job was Promotions Manager. Lenhart explains that many layers of paint needed to be stripped off the trains because they previously belonged to different railroads. The Cavalcade organizers wanted the paint job to represent what the trains would have looked like when they were first built. The work done to restore the trains was completed at the Oakland Railroad Shops. Lenhart stated that most of the refurbishing got done because Cecil B. DeMille was making a movie called ‚ÄúUnion Pacific‚Äù in which he wanted historical accuracy. Due to the importance of historically accurate restoration, the locomotives were in operating condition.
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Fairs--California--20th Century Trains
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