Transport: Railroader

For nearly half a century William Vincent Astor, biggest, richest U. S. landlord, friend and fellow-fisherman of Frank-lin Roosevelt, has tinkered with trains— toy and real. On his Rhinebeck, N. Y. farm a foot-high locomotive chuffs over 600 yd. of miniature track, while its owner potently sits on the boards of such full-sized lines as Great Northern and Illinois Central. Five years ago Railroader Astor purchased five acres of Bermuda's 19 square miles of tax free soil,* began to build a lordly tropical house, "Ferry Reach," and meantime extended his land along the...