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Re: PC: 20th Century Limited
- Subject: Re: PC: 20th Century Limited
- From: "Rick" <rtkiefer@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 14:42:24 -0500
I too saw the Lake Shore and the cars commemorating the 20th Century. Be sure to
read the article in Saturday's NY Times about how the participants were not allowed
to have the cars moved to and from Grand Central to truly commemorate the event.
Apparently the commuter RR felt the event didn't warrant their involvement.
On 17 Jun 2002 at 0:44, Rob Carlo wrote:
> Hello All,
> After braving a rare Connecticut Tornado Warning for my home town
> Waterbury CT (third time this season.. I think I'm in Kansas), I
> ventured to Croton Harmon NY to witness the arrival of Amtrak's Lake
> Shore Limited on the 100'th anniversary of the New York Central's 20th
> CENTURY LIMITED.
> At the rear were L&N private car "Ohio River" and New York Central
> #3. A
> woman in victorian dress boarded the #3 at Croton.
> I photographed her boarding the train. A couple other railfan
> photographers were on hand. Lots of photos taken from those on the
> platform as well as those on the beautifully restored cars. The true
> appreciation for this event for this train was apparent, however I was
> sadly disappointed by the lack of interest outside of the couple of us
> on the platform. This was the train of trains...up there with the
> Super Chief of the West coast. A few departed the private cars of
> the Lake Shore (20th CENTURY) at Croton. I expected more railfans at
> this event. It was published in Railpace, but for what it was at
> least the greatest train of all time, the 20TH CENTURY LIMITED was
> acknowledged by a few railfans at it's point of power change and had a
> memorable sendoff. I am equally fond of the BROADWAY LIMITED which
> survived the PC merger so don't fret PRR fans. I have ridden the
> Broadway and wish it was still in operation.
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