ABOUT THE TRAIN


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TRAIN CONSIST
EQUIPMENT & PHOTOS

The Lehigh Limited consisted of 16 passenger cars featuring several privately owned, restored streamlined first class cars, heritage coaches, and standard commuter coaches. Norfolk Southern and Morristown & Erie employees and their families occupied railcars provided exclusively for their use.  Power for the train will be provided by Morristown & Erie ALCO C424 #18, Norfolk Southern EMD GP40-2 #3031, and NJ Transit GE P40BH #4802.



FARES & CLASSES

Passengers were able to select the class of ticket as well as which specific passenger car they wanted to ride in.

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Deluxe First Class
Bedroom Suites
First Class
  
--- DELUXE FIRST CLASS ---
$499.00 per ticket

Deluxe First Class passengers enjoyed the finest accommodations ever available on the rails.  With the expansive view from the observation lounge and attentive, personal service by professional staff, Deluxe First Class passengers enjoyed all of the luxuries of rail travel for the duration of the trip.  The Deluxe First Class seats in the Kitchi Gammi Club were at the very rear of the train on the westbound trip on the Norfolk Southern Lehigh Line, while the Babbling Brook's Deluxe First Class seats brought up the rear of the eastbound trip on Norfolk Southern's Washington Secondary and NJ Transit's Morristown Line.  The price of a Deluxe First Class ticket included a complimentary breakfast on board, the catered lunch in Bethlehem, and unlimited snacks and drinks throughout the journey, served to Deluxe First Class passengers in their plush, comfortable lounge seats by the professional wait staff.

--- BEDROOM SUITES ---
$1,250.00 per room
(each room seats up to 4 people)

Passengers in a Bedroom Suite enjoyed the privacy of a three-person room.  These rooms sat three people on a comfortable built-in couch and a fourth person on a built-in armchair.  Each bedroom suite was equipped with two private restrooms exclusively for the four occupants, as well as fans and other unique amenities.  These historic bedrooms, only available in limited quantities on the Babbling Brook and the Mount Vernon, were the preferred method of luxury travel in the United States between the 1930s and 1960s. The price of the room included a complimentary breakfast on board, catered lunch for all occupants in Bethlehem, and unlimited snacks and drinks throughout the journey, served to Bedroom Suite passengers in their seats by the car attendants.

--- FIRST CLASS ---
$389.00 per ticket

First Class passengers enjoyed lounge accommodations only available on the railcars of a bygone era.  With tables, chairs, and open spaces, First Class passengers were afforded the perfect environment to sit back, relax, and converse with fellow riders.  First class seating was available as section seating in the Kitchi Gammi Club and in the lounges of the Braddock InnMorris County, Mount Vernon, and New York Central #38.  The price of a First Class ticket included a complimentary breakfast on board, the catered lunch in Bethlehem, and unlimited snacks and drinks throughout the journey, served to First Class passengers in their seats by the car attendants.

--- DELUXE COACH CLASS ---
$279.00 per ticket

Deluxe Coach Class passengers traveled in individual reclining coach seats that were designed for exceptional comfort during long-distance and cross-country trips.  The historic passenger cars Pine and Magnolia provided this seating, and Deluxe Coach Class passengers also enjoyed access to the Deluxe Coach Class lounge in the Braddock Inn.  The price of a Deluxe Coach Class ticket included the catered lunch in Bethlehem.  Breakfast, snacks, and drinks could be purchased during the trip in the Birken

--- COACH CLASS ---
$199.00 per ticket

Coach Class passengers were afforded all of the comforts of modern NJ Transit commuter coaches.  The two modern Comet V cars (68 seats each) represented the newest technologies in rail passenger travel, with comfortable bench seating that could be oriented to face either direction to accommodate larger parties.  The price of a Coach Class ticket included the catered lunch in Bethlehem.  Breakfast, snacks, and drinks could be purchased during the trip in the Birken.



TRAIN CONSIST
Consist subject to change without notice

The following consist shows how the train was assembled leaving Hoboken in the morning, with NS #3031 leading. The Kitchi Gammi Club was against the bumper in Hoboken Terminal and was the rear car on the westbound trip over the Lehigh Line. In Bethlehem, the locomotives ran around the train, and NJT P40BH #4802 was shifted to couple to the Kitchi Gammi Club.  Morristown & Erie #18 led the eastbound trip with the Babbling Brook on the rear for the trip over the Washington Secondary and the Morristown Line.

            POSITION   CAR/LOCOMOTIVE          SERVICES                             

                       NS GP40-2 #3031
                       M&E C424 #18
                       NJT P40BH #4802               
            1          Babbling Brook          Deluxe First Class & Bedroom Suites
            2          Mount Vernon            First Class & Bedroom Suites
            3          Alexander Hamilton      M&E Employees & Families Only
            4          New York (NS #26)       NS Employees & Families Only
            5          Powhatan Arrow (NS #28) NS Employees & Families Only
            6          Powhatan Arrow (NS #29) NS Employees & Families Only
            7          NJT Comet V (NS)        NS Employees & Families Only
            8          NJT Comet V (1)         Coach Class
            9          NJT Comet V (2)         Coach Class
            10         Magnolia                Deluxe Coach Class
            11         Pine                    Deluxe Coach Class
            12         Birken                  Snack Car & Gift Shop
            13         Braddock Inn            First Class & Deluxe Coach Lounge
            14         New York Central #38    First Class
            15         Morris County           First Class
            16         Kitchi Gammi Club       Deluxe First Class & First Class



EQUIPMENT & PHOTOS

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NS GP40-2 #3031
M&E C424 #18
NJT P40BH #4802
NS Coaches
Magnolia
Braddock Inn
Morris County
Kitchi Gammi Club

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Norfolk Southern GP40-2 #3031
Built 1977 by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors (EMD)
Owned by Conrail, to Norfolk Southern
Currently owned and operated by Norfolk Southern


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Morristown & Erie C424 #18
Built 1964 by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO)
Owned by the Toledo, Peoria & Western, to the Morristown & Erie
Currently owned and operated by the Morristown & Erie


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NJ Transit P40BH #4802
Built 1993 by General Electric (GE)
Owned by Amtrak, to NJ Transit
Currently owned and operated by NJ Transit


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Babbling Brook
Built 1949 by the Budd Company
Owned by the New York Central, to CP Rail, to Cartier Mining, to private owner
Currently owned and operated by Webb Rail, LLC


Deluxe First Class            Bedroom Suite .

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Mount Vernon
Built 1950 by the Budd Company
Owned by Union Pacific, to Amtrak, to Dominion Rail Voyages
Currently owned and operated by Dominion Rail Voyages


First Class                       Bedroom Suite  .
  

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Alexander Hamilton
Built 1952 by the Budd Company
Owned by the Pennsylvania, to Penn Central, to Amtrak, to private owner
Currently privately owned, operated by the Morristown & Erie


Deluxe Coach Class Lounge

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Norfolk Southern Coaches
Built 1950 by the Pullman Company
Owned by the Chesapeake & Ohio, to Connecticut Department of Transportation, to Norfolk Southern
Currently owned and operated by Norfolk Southern


NS Employees

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NJ Transit Comet V's
Built 2002-2003 by Alstom
Currently owned and operated by NJ Transit


Coach Class

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Magnolia
Built 1946 by the Budd Company
Owned by Florida East Coast, to Seaboard Air Line, to Seaboard Coast Line, to Amtrak, to private owner
Currently privately owned, operated by the Maine Eastern Railroad


Deluxe Coach Class

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Pine
Built 1953 by the Budd Company
Owned by Santa Fe, to Amtrak, to private owner
Currently owned by the Morristown & Erie, operated by the Maine Eastern Railroad


Deluxe Coach Class

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Birken
Built 1954 by Canadian Car & Foundry
Owned by Canadian National, to VIA Rail, to British Columbia Rail, to private owner
 Currently privately owned, operated by the Morristown & Erie


Snack Car & Gift Shop

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Braddock Inn
Built 1949 by the Budd Company
Owned by the Pennsylvania, to Penn Central, to NJ Transit, to MARC, to Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society
Currently owned and operated by the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society


First Class

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New York Central #38
Built 1944 by the Budd Company
Owned by the New York Central, to Penn Central, to Amtrak, to Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society
Currently owned and operated by the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society


First Class

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Morris County
Built 1946 by the Budd Company
Owned by the New York Central, to Penn Central, to High Iron Co., to Chessie System, to Morristown & Erie
Currently owned and operated by the Morristown & Erie


First Class

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Kitchi Gammi Club
Built 1923 by the Pullman Company
Owned by Pullman, to the Nickel Plate Road, to Norfolk & Western, to Norfolk Southern, to Virginia Rail Investment
Currently owned and operated by Virginia Rail Investment


Deluxe First Class               First Class    .