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American Orient Express
Lounge/Observation
NEW YORK
800321

Built in 1948 by Pullman Standard as New York Central SANDY CREEK, a 5-bedroom/buffet/lounge-observation for NYC's 20th Century Limited. Number 10571 added in 1952, renumbered 10634 in 1958.

Pictured is the American-European Express/Greenbrier Limited observation car NEW YORK at Manassas, VA September 22, 1991. Note the Greenbrier Limited tail herald.

Image: George W. Hamlin collection

American-European Express

 
 

Seen here years later as American Orient Express NEW YORK in 2002.

Image: CC Rails

American Orient Express Lounge Observation New York  
 

The car was privately owned before being purchased by AEE. In regular GLR service to the end.

Image: Todd Schannuth May 8, 2002

American Orient Express Lounge Observation New York

 
 

Tail herald while on the AOE.

If you have images of the tail herald in AEE, Neiman Marcus, or GrandLuxe Express service (or any other service), please email.

Image: Todd Schannuth

American Orient Express Lounge Observation New York  
 

At Los Angeles, May 8, 2002.

Image: Todd Schannuth

American Orient Express Lounge Observation New York  
 

Lounge interor with the car's defining feature -- oversized windows on the tail.

Image: Todd Schannuth

American Orient Express Lounge Observation New York

 
  Image: Todd Schannuth May 8, 2002

American Orient Express Lounge Observation New York

 
 

NEW YORK as part of the American European Express/Greenbrier Limited.

Image: Mary Jayne & John Z. Rowe

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