The 20th Century Limited's Last Run (December 3, 1967)

Discussion relating to the NYC and subsidiaries, up to 1968. Visit the NYCS Historical Society for more information.

Moderator: Otto Vondrak

The 20th Century Limited's Last Run (December 3, 1967)

Postby NH2060 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:45 pm

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the last run of the 20th Century Limited (as well as the beginning of the "Empire Service" brand that would continue under Penn Central and of course Amtrak).

The last westbound train to Chicago apparently took 9 hours longer than scheduled due to a derailment that resulted in the train making a detour over some Norfolk & Western trackage. This actually made the last run 6 hours longer than the first run took in June 1902.
Posts: 1506
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:44 pm

Re: The 20th Century Limited's Last Run (December 3, 1967)

Postby Otto Vondrak » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:02 am

NYC Empire Service 1967

The first Empire Service timetable, issued Dec. 3, 1967.

Moderator: New York State Railfan :: New York Central :: Toy Trains
NYW&B Fan Site :: A Magazine I Read Often :: A Museum I Volunteer At
User avatar
Otto Vondrak
Posts: 20263
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:47 pm
Location: New York

Return to New York Central

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests