- For Ages: 14+
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $281.11
Item DescriptionThe re-equipped 1941 Empire State Express represented the finest in comfortable daytime travel at an affordable price. In addition to the conductor, a uniformed stewardess helped passengers to their reserved coach or parlor car seats. Dining car service was augmented by a tavern-lounge-baggage at the front of the train and a tavern-lounge-observation at the rear. Thirty-two brand-new, stainless steel Budd streamliner's were purchased by the New York Central to cover the service; 26 of the cars were named for New York governors, four of whom later became President, and one of whom — John Jay — was the first Chief Justice of the United States. To further the sense of pride in the history of the New York Central's home state, the cars' coral peach walls and blue-green upholstery were complemented by nearly 40 original mural paintings of historical scenes along the railroad's route.
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