original 1949 PRR ad, F. J. Payne collection

Experience the Past

July 12-14, 2019

With its renowned on-board meal service, luxurious Pullman-staffed sleeping accommodations, and rapid transit time between New York and Chicago, the Pennsylvania Railroad’s famous Broadway Limited represented the pinnacle of cross-country rail travel. Between 1912 and 1995, the Broadway carried millions of passengers across America’s steel-railed highways. The train reached its peak of opulence with the 1949 delivery of all-new streamlined passenger cars, sporting the latest in mid-century design and postwar style.

To celebrate the 70th birthday of the 1949 equipment, three of the original railcars took to home rails for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A total of 46 passengers had the unique opportunity to travel along the original route of the Broadway from New York to Pittsburgh and return in these meticulously-restored railcars, while being served authentic Pennsylvania Railroad recipes from the original Broadway Limited menus. Limited space was available to sleep aboard these historic railcars while weekending in Pittsburgh.

Read more about this amazing experience, learn about the railcars, view the itinerary, or check out the tickets aboard this rolling piece of history.