During the waning days of the Central Railroad of New Jersey, NJ DOT acquired numerous passenger cars, from across the country, to replace the bankrupt railroad’s aged fleet. Several of these cars came from the Great Northern Railway, still wearing their Empire Builder paint scheme – earning them the “Jersey Builder” moniker. These cars were retired by NJ Transit and donated to URHS. Restored to operation, the cars saw several years in excursion service for URHS – each named for a railroad significant to New Jersey. The cars are now leased to several tourist railroad operators throughout the country.