Railfan.net Home Railfan Photos ABPR Archives Staff Safari Photos Railfan Links

Railfan.net Forums Railfan.net Forums Railfan.net Forums
Welcome, Guest. Please Sign In or Register. Apr 26th, 2017, 10:04am
Categories •  FastIndex •  LongIndex •  Help •  Search •  Members  •  Sign In •  Register


Morristown & Erie 110th Anniversary Excursion
   Railfan.net Web Forums
   Regionals and Short Lines
   Short Lines
(Moderators: rob216, DNatureofDTrain, NS3360)
   Morristown & Erie 110th Anniversary Excursion
« Previous topic | Next topic »
Pages: 1  ReplyReply     EMail TopicEMail Topic   PrintPrint
   Author  Topic: Morristown & Erie 110th Anniversary Excursion  (Read 226 times)
Rudy Garbely
Enthusiast
Posts: 31
Morristown & Erie 110th Anniversary Excursion
 
« on: May 8th, 2013, 2:57pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

Official Press Release:
 
MORRISTOWN & ERIE RAILWAY ANNOUNCES 110TH ANNIVERSARY EXCURSION
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
 
MORRISTOWN, NJ Ė The Morristown & Erie Railway announced today that it has partnered with Norfolk Southern and NJ Transit to operate a special excursion on Saturday, August 24, 2013 celebrating the M&Eís 110th year of operation. This trip will be operated in conjunction with Norfolk Southernís employee appreciation program, and will be the first major mainline public rail excursion operated in the region in over a decade.
 
The train, named the Lehigh Limited, will depart from NJ Transitís Hoboken Terminal, with one station stop at Newark Penn Station before continuing on Norfolk Southernís Lehigh Line to Bethlehem, PA, where the train will stop and allow passengers off the train for a catered lunch at Norfolk Southernís piggyback facility.  After lunch, the train will return east via Phillipsburg and Hackettstown on Norfolk Southernís Washington Secondary and NJ Transitís Morristown Line.  The train will stop at Newark Broad Street Station before completing its journey back to Hoboken Terminal.
 
The Lehigh Limited will consist of 18 passenger cars featuring several privately owned and restored first class cars, heritage coaches, and standard commuter coaches. Norfolk Southern and Morristown & Erie employees and their families will occupy railcars provided exclusively for their use.
 
The Lehigh Limitedís two first class observation cars (the Kitchi Gammi Club and the Babbling Brook) and the trainís snack car (the Birken) will be on display at Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th during the Parade of Trains exhibit for the Terminalís Centennial Celebration.  The cars will be open for public display from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on both days, and M&E representatives will be on hand to answer any questions.
 
Tickets for the August 24th excursion will be available for sale online on May 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM at http://www.anniversary.merail.com.  Both coach seats and first class seats will be available to the general public.
 
For further information on the trip, please visit http://www.anniversary.merail.com.
 
- - - - - - - - - - - -
 
For general information about the Morristown & Erie Railway, please visit http://www.merail.com for freight information or http://www.mepassenger.com for passenger information.  
 
Official Trip Flier:
 


Logged

- Rudy Garbely
Repairs & Service, Atlas Model Railroad Company
Owner & Editor-in-Chief, The Garbely Publishing Company
TAB
Historian
Posts: 1907
Re: Morristown & Erie 110th Anniversary Excursion
 
« Reply #1 on: May 8th, 2013, 7:05pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

....and of note, the least expensive ticket is a prohibitive
$199.00....see http://www.anniversary.merail.com/tickets....Tom


« Last Edit: May 8th, 2013, 7:16pm by TAB » Logged

Moderator...Scratchbuilding and Kitbashing
CHESSIEMIKE
Historian
View Profile  

Posts: 4291
Re: Morristown & Erie 110th Anniversary Excursion
 
« Reply #2 on: May 8th, 2013, 9:23pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

Oh, just get the Bedroom Suite!  
CHESSIEMIKE


Logged


Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.
565fan
Historian
Posts: 1023
Re: Morristown & Erie 110th Anniversary Excursion
 
« Reply #3 on: May 11th, 2013, 11:12pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

I wouldn't call $200 prohibitive, since the routes are about 100 miles in each direction.  That ain't shabby. And only about 20 or so miles is duplicated.
That train will be moving quickly on those lines, I imagine, to get back in a reasonable amount of time.  
If you want a less expensive trip, Steamtown will be running from Scranton to Moscow on that day for $24 an adult.  


Logged

www.project3713.com

Rudy Garbely
Enthusiast
Posts: 31
Re: Morristown & Erie 110th Anniversary Excursion
 
« Reply #4 on: Aug 14th, 2013, 9:41pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

The Morristown & Erie's Lehigh Limited (http://www.anniversary.merail.com) is only a week and a half away!  There are a very limited number of tickets remaining in the Magnolia (4) and the New York Central #38 (5).  There are also a limited number of standard coach seats still available.  These will not last for the rest of this week - grab them while you can!  Due to the late date, all tickets sold from this point forward will be held for pickup on the date of the trip.
 
The on-board gift shop is going to be set up in the Birken, and will feature a limited number of Morristown & Erie souvenir items including t-shirts, mugs, magnets, and mouse pads.  A brand new book, Morristown & Erie, Vol. #1 Ė The Early Years: 1895-1952 ( http://www.garbelypublishing.com/publications/coming-soon/morristown-erie-vol-1---the-early-years-1895-1952 ), is scheduled for release on August 24th and will be available for the first time on board the train.  Additionally, a limited number of the out-of-print book The Morristown & Erie by Bob Pennisi will also be available.  Other railroad books, both in and out-of-print, will be available.  Railroad mugs, decorative signs, postcards, timetables, and train-related toys will complete the list of items for sale.
 
The commissary, also located in the Birken, will feature breakfast items, snacks, and beverages for sale throughout the trip.
 
Please remember that both the commissary and gift shop are not equipped to handle credit or debit cards and will be CASH ONLY.
 
Lunch for the trip will be catered by That's Amore, an Italian restaurant in Bethlehem, PA (http://www.thatsamorebethlehem.com/).
 
If you are interested in joining the Morristown & Erie for this historic 110th anniversary trip, please visit http://www.anniversary.merail.com or call us at 973-267-6537.


Logged

- Rudy Garbely
Repairs & Service, Atlas Model Railroad Company
Owner & Editor-in-Chief, The Garbely Publishing Company
Pages: 1  ReplyReply     EMail TopicEMail Topic   PrintPrint

« Previous topic | Next topic »