South Shore Electric to New York Central Museum

South Shore Electric to New York Central Museum
Saturday, July 18, 2015
South Shore Electric
New York Central E8 diesel #4085.
Founded in 1987, the National New York Central
Museum preserves artifacts and equipment from “The
Water Level Route.” A box lunch is served at the Museum
(make your sandwich choice on the Trip Order Form). The
Museum sits across the NS main from Elkhart's Amtrak
stop. This sturdy stone station was built in 1900 for the
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern. In the onetime freight
house, the Museum has 6,000 square feet of displays,
including an O gauge model train layout. Stars of the
outdoor collection are three classic locomotives. NYC 4-82 Mohawk L-3a steam locomotive #3001 was built in 1942
to pull both passenger and freight trains. Go inside the cab
and engine room of E8 diesel #4085. Now restored to its
lightening stripe livery, it led the last eastbound 20th
Century Limited from LaSalle St. Station on Dec. 2, 1967.
The tall-nosed GG1 electric #4882 pulled trains from 1939
until being retired on Oct. 29, 1983, the last of its kind to
run. Though built for the Pennsylvania, it’s here in Penn
Central black. Another relic from that time is the roundend observation car from the 1938 streamlined Century.
Compare the 1926 version of a South Shore car to the ones
we ride today! As our motorcoach returns to the South
Bend Airport a fast food stop is made on the way. Our
westbound South Shore train is due out late this afternoon
with an early evening return to Randolph Street.
Round trip Chicago South Shore & South Bend rail
Onboard route narrator/guide
Charter motorcoach transfers to/from Elkhart, IN
Admission to National New York Central Museum
Box lunch with preorder sandwich choice
Ride with us on the nation’s last electric interurban and
track down relics of the New York Central Railroad in
Elkhart, IN.
Meet at the inside waiting area of Chicago’s lakefront
Millennium Station (Randolph St.) for the morning
eastbound to South Bend. The Chicago South Shore &
South Bend predecessor was started in 1903. It reached
Randolph St. in 1912. At 8:40 we begin our 85-mile electric
odyssey through neighborhoods, factories, farms and sand
dunes. As we go, our special onboard guide points out the
sights. There’s no diesel smoke as the train draws power
through its pantographs from the overhead electric lines.
Watch for Class I freights as we parallel both the CSX and
Norfolk Southern main lines through Gary, IN. See the
forested inland side of the Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore and adjoining state park. Experience a bygone
era as we ride tracks down the middle of Michigan City, IN
streets. The houses and factories fade as we roll across rural
Porter and LaPorte counties. The end of the line was
relocated to the South Bend Airport in 1992. Board our
chartered motorcoach for the 30-minute ride to Elkhart.
July 18, 2015
$99 per person
Full Payment Due: June 18
20th Century Railroad Club  P.O. Box 247  Arlington Heights, IL 60006-0247
312-829-4500 
20th Century Railroad Club
P.O. Box 247
Arlington Heights, IL 60006
Phone: 312-829-4500
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South Shore to NYC Museum– Trip 15-H
Saturday, July 18, 2015
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ORDERING: Please mail your orders to us, on the original form mailed to you, or the one you printed from
the PDF file on our Web site.
CHANGES: To avoid misunderstandings, requests for changes to any tour reservation must be made in
writing, mailed to “Trip Manager,” PO Box 247, Arlington Heights IL 60006-0247.
PRICES & DEPOSITS: All tours are priced per person as based on double occupancy of one hotel room, if
A tour price includes: All common carrier transportation, admissions and meals listed in the itinerary as
being included,(CB=continental breakfast, B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), hotel accommodations,
luggage handling for one suitcase, services of a tour escort, and all taxes for included features. Tips for tour
guides and drivers are standard industry practice and are encouraged.
Tour prices and/or departure dates are subject to change at any time. Fuel surcharges added by common
carriers, taxes added by governments, or other fees not included at time of printing will be added to the final
balance as they are imposed, unless final payment has already been received.
All travel booked through 20th Century is priced at special group fares. No additional discounts of any kind
are applicable, except for children ages 2–15, via Amtrak,
If you’re looking for a roommate, write us a note, and we’ll notify you if anyone else is looking.
A deposit per person (amount specified on trip order form) is due with a completed reservation form, unless
stated otherwise. Final payment is due upon the date specified on the trip order form.
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expiration date, and your signature. We may call you for the three-digit security code on the back of your
card. We’ll mail a receipt to you.
Trip documents, including instructions, baggage tags, etc., will arrive by mail 10 to 12 days before departure.
NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE: Items of a personal nature, meals and admissions not listed in the
itinerary, and customary gratuities for the tour escort and motorcoach driver. Guidelines for gratuities are
provided with tour tickets.
ENTRY INTO CANADA or OUTSIDE of the UNITED STATES: A passport, or passport card, valid six months
after tour return date, is required for all tour travelers going to/from Canada. For application information, call
877-487-2778, or visit Give yourself enough time before departure!
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you choose to cancel your trip reservation, you must notify 20th Century
Railroad Club in writing — either by mail (Trip Manager, PO Box 247, Arlington Heights, IL 60006-0247). or
by email ([email protected]). Your cancellation will be effective on the postmark date of your letter or
the date of your email.
REFUNDS: Each trip description page has a “final payment due” date and on the trip order form. If you
cancel before the due date, 20th Century will retain $25.00 per person and refund your remaining collected
balance. Some trips may charge a higher cancellation fee.
If you cancel after the final payment date, there will be no refund.
We strongly recommend the purchase of trip insurance, available on selected trips. Please call our office at
312-829-4500 for details.
LUGGAGE: Each trip member is allowed one large suitcase (weighing less than 50 pounds) and one small
carry-on bag that fits in the overhead rack. Please attach the supplied baggage tag before departure. The
20th Century Railroad Club does not assume any liability for loss of or damage to your luggage or any other
personal property.
SMOKING: Unless you specify otherwise on your order form, all hotel rooms are non-smoking. Every effort
will be made to reserve a smoking room if you so request, however most facilities are entirely non-smoking.
Smoking is not allowed on board any train, plane or motorcoach.
SLEEPING CARS: Sleeping accommodations aboard Amtrak trains are an extra cost option, priced
separately going and returning. All Amtrak rooms accommodate one or two persons (in upper and lower
berths) and are priced per room. Meals in the diner are included in the cost of an Amtrak sleeping
DELUXE MOTORCOACH: Many of our trips include travel on a deluxe motorcoach, in addition to train(s) or
plane(s). A deluxe motorcoach is a large, comfortable, restroom-equipped bus designed to transport
travelers and their luggage over long distances — it is not a city transit bus or a school bus.
MOBILITY: All of our trips involve some degree of walking and stair-climbing. If your mobility is limited in any
way, please consult us before you reserve space.
CONDITIONS: The 20th Century Railroad Club reserves the right to decline to accept or to retain any
person as a passenger on any of our trips. We reserve the right to alter a published itinerary if conditions
beyond our control require such alterations.
We also reserve the right to cancel a trip prior to departure, in which case your entire payment to us will be
refunded without further obligation on our part.
Some of the trips in this Catalog are arranged through professional tour operators which are in turn booking
agents for various travel vendors. No liability shall be incurred by 20th Century Railroad Club, its agents or
tour operators because of personal injury or sickness, death, loss of or damage to property, delay,
inconvenience or other irregularity experienced by trip members.
What You Need To Know about traveling with "The Century"
WHAT WE ARE… If you enjoy trains and travel, we have a lot to offer you! The 20th Century Railroad Club
is an educational and historical organization (incorporated not-for-profit) dedicated to promoting the
advantages — and celebrating the history — of travel by rail.
WHAT WE DO… Since 1971, the 20th Century Railroad Club has specialized in planning unique railoriented trips for its members, their guests and the public. Most of our trips include at least one ride on a
train or trolley.
In recent years, 20th Century has teamed up with tour providers for some of our trips, to offer superbly
structured tours all around the U.S., with professional escorts.
Some of our trips are loosely-structured to allow our passengers to choose exactly how and where they will
spend their time at a destination, In such cases we will provide information on available destination options.
You should think of traveling with “the Century” as an adventure — a unique experience that may not be
entirely predictable, but is nearly always much more fun than you'd have on your own! WHO CAN GO? YOU
CAN! Unless a trip is marked “for Club members only,” anyone may travel with us. Of course, our members
receive advance notice of all our trips in our monthly newsletter, THE FAST MAIL, and are always first in
line for the limited space available. If you’re not yet a member, we invite you to sample our public trips and
our members meetings before deciding to join our Club.
TYPES OF TRIPS… We offer five categories.
First are One-Day Adventures by various modes.
Second are Getaway trips: These are two to four-day trips via Amtrak and/or other carriers. They usually
span weekends and are open to the public.
Third are “Vacations with the Century”: These special five- to ten-day trips, which are open to the public, are
the most elaborate we offer. While the ideas come from our Trip Committee, all travel and lodging
arrangements are made by a professional tour operator with special expertise in group travel by rail and
other carriers. These vacation packages are among the finest available to the train-oriented traveler, and are
designed to offer the highest value for your travel dollar.
Fourth are chartered trains, which are open to the public and usually travel to destinations not accessible by
regularly scheduled service.
Fifth, we may offer trips available only to our members. Other trips may not be listed in this Catalog, and
instead will be advertised in our monthly newsletter for members, THE FAST MAIL, or posted to our website.
Sixth are Private Varnish (PV) tours. What are they? Travel on special or historic railcars, rebuilt and
upgraded to ride the rails in wood paneled luxury, complete with first class accommodations. Vista domes,
observation cars, and meals cooked on board fit for royalty. Best of all, upon reaching your destination city
the train itself is your hotel, centrally located for touring. Our PV train sets are quite possibly the finest rail
passenger cars to ride American rails. Absolute elegance! We have taken the service, and rail cars of the
past and upgraded everything to today's far higher standards ... for you!
WHY WE DO IT: There is still a special magic to traveling by train. It's a chance to travel in comfort and
style; to slow down, settle back, watch the scenery and enjoy a journey the carefree, car-free way.
As Agatha Christie wrote, “Trains are wonderful… To travel by train is to see nature and human beings,
towns and churches and rivers…in fact, to see life.”
So, come on along for a ride on the railroad — it’s the most civilized form of land transportation.