Builder: Budd Company, Philadelphia, PA
Build Date: December 1946
Built for: New York Central Railroad
Originally: 56-seat coach #2936
Served on: NYC Empire State Express
Capacity: 28 day
Top Speed: 110 MPH
The Morris County is a parlor car capable of seating 28 passengers in reclining swivel chairs at spacious picture windows. The nostalgic railroad environment is the perfect setting to watch the picturesque view of the passing scenery. With a full industrial-grade kitchen equipped with a stove, oven, freezer, and refrigeration, this car is outfitted to prepare exquisite on-board meals. The comfortable chairs, picture windows, and full service kitchen make the Morris County the perfect standalone car for both a short day trip and long distance travel. The car was overhauled in 2013 and features two restrooms, a self-contained power generator, and heat & air conditioning throughout. The atmosphere and amenities provided in this car will exceed your expectations for hosting a business meeting, corporate event, social gathering, or family outing. The Morris County is fully certified by Amtrak and VIA Rail to operate anywhere the rails lead it.
The Morris County was built in 1946 as New York Central Railroad coach #2936. The car served on the famous Empire State Express trains between New York City and Buffalo, NY through its transfer to the Penn Central Transportation Company in 1968. In 1971, the car was sold into private ownership, and was rebuilt into a 28-seat parlor car in 1977. The Morristown & Erie Railway acquired the car in the mid-1980s and renamed it Morris County. It was upgraded to full Amtrak standards in the early 2000s, and is now operated by the Morristown & Erie Railway and based at the railroad’s private car storage facility in Whippany, NJ.