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September 19, 2012 - M.T.H. HO New York Central Empire State Express Passenger Cars have begun shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers. Available in a 5-car set configuration and in additional 2-car and single car add-ons, these cars make a great complement to the M.T.H. Empire State Express Hudson shipped in 2010. Check out the car's details in the photos below or click on the video icon to the left to see it in action with the Empire State Express Hudson. The re-equipped 1941 Empire State Express represented the finest in comfortable daytime travel at an affordable price. In addition to the conductor, a uniformed stewardess helped passengers to their reserved coach or parlor car seats. Dining car service was augmented by a tavern-lounge-baggage at the front of the train and a tavern-lounge-observation at the rear. Thirty-two brand-new, stainless steel Budd streamliners were purchased by the New York Central to cover the service; 26 of the cars were named for New York governors, four of whom later became President, and one of whom — John Jay — was the first Chief Justice of the United States. To further the sense of pride in the history of the New York Central's home state, the cars' coral peach walls and blue-green upholstery were complemented by nearly 40 original mural paintings of historical scenes along the railroad's route.