The New 20th Century Limited Train

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The 20th Century Limited was a New York Central Railroad express passenger train from 1902 to 1967. It traveled between Grand Central Terminal in New York City and LaSalle Street Station in Chicago, Illinois, along the railroad’s “Water Level Route”.

This postcard was issued after the train got new streamlined equipment in 1938.  The back of this postcard described the train as follows:

Overnight every night between the heart of New York and the heart of Chicago . . . this first and finest of New York Central’s great all-private-room “Dreamliner fleet — new from its streamlined Diesel to it raised “Lookout Lounge” — speed you on an overnight vacation without a business hour lost.

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It must have been an exciting experience traveling on the “All-New” New York Central 20th Century Limited. The train traveled 958 miles in 16 hours, averaging 60 miles per hour. It left New York City at 6:00 P.M. Eastern Time and arrived at Chicago’s LaSalle Street Station the following morning at 9:00 A.M. Central Time. (source: Wikipedia)

All Aboard!

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I am a longtime postcard collector who has been creating websites and blogs based on my postcard collection since 1998.
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