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  1. Otto Vondrak says:

    Wonderful illustrations! The name “Empire State Express” was used by the New York Central for other fast express trains after the 999 and its kin were retired. In fact, the New York Central re-equipped the ESE with all new Budd stainless steel streamlined coaches and streamlined Hudson steam locomotives… Unfortunately, the debut of this new train was upstaged by another event that took place on the same day, December 7, 1941. In an odd twist, some of those coaches from the 1941 debut were acquired from Metro-North in 1987 and preserved and operated by the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum in Rochester, NY!

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