The New York Central's bullet-nosed J-3a Hudson, with its vertical bisecting fin, soon became an iconic "art deco" design which the railroad proudly displayed at the New York World's Fair of 1940. This view from the fair by an anonymous lensman features No. 5449, last of the first 1938 group of Twentieth Century Limited streamlined 4-6-4s with Boxpok drivers and solid-bearing siderods. Introduction of the J-3s shortened the schedule of the legendary train between Chicago and New York to 16 hours. After a run of some 922 miles from Chicago's La Salle Street Station to the steam terminal at Harmon, New York, the train would proceed under electric power into Grand Central Station, where its elite consist of passengers would receive the famous "red carpet treatment." No. 5449 was de-streamlined in 1947 and retired in 1956.