The New York Central was among the major rail lines in the New York – New Jersey Metropolitan area during the last century. The company vied with the Pennsylvania Railroad for dominance throughout the Northeast and Midwest. The NYC employed several tavern lounge cars over its long distance passenger runs. The 43, built in 1947 by the Budd Company, was frequently used on runs between New York and Washington, DC. The 43 was donated to URHS in 1991 by NJ Transit. The car has been meticulously restored to its historic appearance. An Amtrak-certified car, the URHS has made 43 available for charter through Luxury Rail Vacations.