NYC Hickory Creek
The New York Central’s 20th Century Limited was billed, for years, as “The Most Famous Train in the World.” The railroad’s most esteemed train sped along the 958-mile “Water Level Route” between New York, averaging 60 MPH, for sixty-five years – making the trip in just sixteen hours. The train was exclusive and sophisticated; boarding passengers walked along a crimson red carpet. In 1948, General Dwight D. Eisenhower ceremoniously inaugurated a new set of cars for the New York Central’s most famous train. Among them was the Hickory Creek, an observation sleeper lounge. The car was acquired by URHS in 1991. The car has been meticulously restored to its historic appearance. An Amtrak-certified car, the URHS has made the Hickory Creek available for charter through Luxury Rail Vacations.