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Hickory Creek

  • Builder: Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing - Chicago
  • Built: 1948
  • Type: Sleeper/Lounge/Observation
  • Capacity: At seat light meals: 25 | Dining table meals: 16
  • Night Capacity: Six guests + two crew (see floor plan for configuration)


  • Note: Does your group size exceed the capacity above? Contact Us to discuss using additional cars that we partner with.

Floor Plan

Hickory Creek Floorplan

Bedroom Configurations

  • Bedroom A: Master bedroom featuring a full-size bed with private toilet and shower annex
  • Bedroom B: Double bedroom with lower and upper Pullman style berths sharing a toilet and shower annex with the adjoining room
  • Bedroom C: Double bedroom with lower and upper Pullman style berths sharing a toilet and shower annex with the adjoining room
  • Bedroom D: Master bedroom featuring a full-size bed with private toilet and shower annex

Lounge Area

  • The "Lookout" lounge features 14 comfortable seating positions.
  • The lower lounge (cocktail lounge) doubles as a dining area for 8 guests at a time.

About Capacities

The capacites of the Hickory Creek depends on whether the car is being used for daytime or overnight travel and the meal service desired. For example, when operating during the daytime where full meal service is desired, the daytime capacity is 16 guests. This allows for two seatings of eight for dining.

Photo Gallery

Babbling Brook, NYC #43 and Hickory Creek on Amtrak #281
Babbling Brook, NYC #43 and Hickory Creek on Amtrak #281
Babbling Brook, NYC #43 and Hickory Creek on Amtrak #281
Hickory Creek on Amtrak Empire Serivce Hudson
Hickory Creek famout lookout lounge
Hickory Creek Denver Red Carpet Treatment
Hickory Creek ready to depart Denver
Hickory Creek in Denver with Raymond Clauss
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History

The Hickory Creek was built in 1948 by the Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company for the New York Central System's 20th Century Limited. The unique configuration by renowned industrial designer Henry Dreyfus, included five double-bedrooms, a buffet and an observation lounge. The lounge was divided into two sections - an upper and lower, with the upper being raised approximately 12 inches higher than the rest of the car. This area had comfortable New York club seating with oversized windows.

New York Central #43

  • Builder: Budd Company - Philadelphia
  • Type: Tavern-Lounge
  • Built: 1947
  • Day Capacity: 47 (see floor plan for configuration)

Floor Plan

NYC #43 Floorplan

Lounge Section

  • The lounge section has seating for 25 guests in comfortable club style chairs with drinks stands and side tables.

Tavern Section

  • The tavern section features seating for 22 guests to enjoy a light meal.

Photo Gallery

Babbling Brook, NYC #43 and Hickory Creek on Amtrak #281
Babbling Brook, NYC #43 and Hickory Creek on Amtrak #281
Babbling Brook, NYC #43 and Hickory Creek on Amtrak #281
New York Central 43 Lounge
New York Central 43 Lounge
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History

Tavern Lounge #43 was built in 1947 by the Edward G. Budd Company in Philadelphia, Pa. The car was used on daytime trains like the Ohio State Limited.

Crystal Stream - Coming Soon

  • Builder: Budd Company - Philadelphia
  • Built: 1949
  • Type: 6 double-bedroom / buffet / lounge
  • Day Capacity: Day: 36 (including rooms)
  • Night Capacity: 10 guests + two crew (see floor plan for configuration)


  • Note: Does your group size exceed the capacity above? Contact Us to discuss using additional cars that we partner with.

Floor Plan

NYC Stream Series Floorplan

Lounge Section

  • The lounge section has seating for 22 guests in comfortable club style setting.

Bedrooms

  • The bedrooms can also be used for daytime riders, seating 2-3 guests in each room depending on room configuration.

History

Crystal Stream was one of eleven cars built to plan 9505 as a six-double bedroom, buffet lounge for the New York Central's New England States.