Welcome aboard the “Hudson River Limited,” a rare opportunity for you to experience the style and glamour of authentic mid-century rail travel. As you ride in one of our historic 1940’s rail cars traversing their original “Water Level Route” along the Hudson River, you’ll be treated to spectacular views.
Your ticket includes your round-trip from New York Penn to Albany and returns along the historic New York Central Railroad mainline, along with complimentary Mimosa to start the Trip, Wine, Beer, Coffee, Tea, Soft drinks, cheese & crackers, Hors D’oeuvres with Lunch also Served & desserts aboard the train.
The train will depart New York Penn Station at 11:20 AM. Train # 233. We ask that guests arrive at New York Penn Station no later than 10:50 AM for check-in and boarding. We will arrive at Albany at 1:50 PM, The train will depart Albany after the Train is turned and you can re-board as soon as the train is back in the station. The train will Depart at 4:05 PM, Train #244 arriving back in New York Penn Station at 6:45 PM.
This event is a Fundraiser for United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tickets for Saturday, October 21st are sold out. Only tickets for Sunday, October 22nd are still are Available.
About the Hickory Creek
In 1948, America was riding high after the end of World War II, and the “streamliner era” was in full swing. The New York Central Railroad unveiled a brand new modernized train set for its famed “20th Century Limited.” It featured all the amenities that any first-class traveler of the day could ask for and was the train was considered the pinnacle of rail transportation at the time. Everyday, its all-private room consist skated along the shore of the Hudson River, beginning with its streamlined E8 diesels and ending with its crown-jewel “lookout lounge” observation car: the Hickory Creek.
The Hickory Creek’s raised floor and over-sized windows made for a ride that was unparalleled by any train in the eastern United States. It was only natural that this train earned the name “The most famous train in the world!” The United Railroad Historical Society purchased this car and had it restored so that passengers can enjoy the classic 20th Century Limited experience in the 21st Century. Today, the Hickory Creek is fully restored and updated to modern Amtrak standards, but still retains the glory is its 1948 appearance inside and out.
On November 5th and 6th 2016 the URHS in conjunction with Boonton Station 1904 will be running a trip on November 5th and 6th from NY Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer, NY and return. Departure from NY Penn Station will be at 11:20 am with refreshments and appetizers being served to Albany-Rensselaer, NY.
We will arrive at Albany-Rensselaer, NY at 1:50 pm then disembark and proceed via shuttle bus to the CV Evens Brewery Pump Station Restaurant for a buffet lunch. We will then Board the bus again at 3:30 and travel back to the Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station for a 4:05 p.m. departure arriving at NY Penn at approximately 6:45 p.m. On the ride back, coffee and desserts will be offered. For those of you interested, the train numbers are 233 to Albany-Rensselaer and 244 to NYP.
Tickets prices are dependent on the car you would like to ride and are limited in seating.
NYC 43 – $175.00 | NYC Hickory Creek – $275.00
Again, this includes food and drinks (menu below) on the train, shuttle bus in Albany-Rensselaer to and from the restaurant and buffet lunch in Albany. Please click HERE to purchase tickets.
A round-trip bus from Boonton Station 1904 to NY Penn is offered for an additional $25.00 per person.
Thank you again for your continuing support and all proceeds go to the URHS of NJ, a 501(c)3, to help maintain the yard where NYC 43 and NYC Hickory Creek reside.