THE VANDERBILT EXPERIENCE

Travel through the Champlain Valley onboard a luxurious private business car, the New York Central 3, built for Harold S. Vanderbilt

PRIVATE ACCOMMODATIONS

ALL INCLUSIVE DINING

AMAZING HISTORY

Enjoy three hours of private accommodations for you and your party onboard the NYC3 Private Car.
Indulge in a delicious seven course dinner prepared by your very own private chef and delicious cocktails.
Step back in time and travel like a real VIP while taking in the landscape of Vermont & the NYC3 History.

TICKETS

$500/person

TICKETS INCLUDE: 
- Three-hour round trip train ride onboard the NYC3 Private Car
- Seven-course dinner prepared by a private chef 
- All Beverages & Gratuity (specialty bottles of wine available by request for additional cost)
- Amazing views and luxurious accommodations 

MINIMUM PARTY OF 4 REQUIRED TO RESERVE
MAXIMUM PARTY OF 8 
AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED TO ONE PARTY PER TRAIN RIDE

MENU

Chefs Choice Soup

Harvest Greens Salad tossed in Dijon Vinaigrette with Apples, Candied Grapes, Parsnip-Carrot Shredd and a warm, crisp Goat Cheese & Honey Fritter

Seared Crab Cake; Southern Style with a sweet corn sauce and Creole Remoulade

Sorbet Intermezzo

Choice of Entree: 
 - Beef Wellington with Dutchess Potato, Sauce Bordelaise, and Asparagus
 - Alaskan Halibut with Seafood Risotto, Lobster Sauce and Baby Vegetables
 - Surf & Turf - Grilled Filet Mignon, Lobster Tail, and Truffle Whipped Potato 

Chefs Choice Dessert

Gourmet Cheese Board for the table featuring a variety of Vermont and Imported Cheeses with fruit accompaniment 

SCHEDULE

SATURDAY & SUNDAY EVENINGS UNTIL OCTOBER 27th 2019

BOARDING BEGINS: 3:30 pm
DEPART BURLINGTON: 4:00 pm
ARRIVE BURLINGTON: 7:00 pm

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HISTORY
"The mid to late 1800s was an age of great Westward expansion and the founding of industry in the United States led first by the steel industrialists and the great railroad builders and followed closely by the first oil industrialists. Huge fortunes were built in these industries as well as in the financial support industries. Names of multi-millionaires like Vanderbilt, Carnegie and Rockefeller became household words that are still well known today.

This railroad car, New York Central 3, was built for Harold Sterling Vanderbilt, who worked as a director of the railroad founded by his family three generations previously. The car, built in 1928, was a typical executive car of this grand era. Such cars were called "private varnish" because of their varnished woodwork and exclusive uses; they served as traveling offices and hotels and were used for railroad inspections as well as for personal travel and for business entertainment. NYC 3 frequently played host to film celebrities, wealthy tycoons, and even presidential campaigners in what politicians of the day called "whistle-stop" tours: Trains would stop in small towns and politicians would give speeches from the back platform before waving goodbye as the train departed. Adlai Stevenson campaigned on NYC 3 in this manner in his 1956 campaign against President Eisenhower and, far more recently, opera singer Cecilia Bartoli enjoyed its comforts between New York and her West Coast debut in Los Angeles.

The present owner obtained the car in 1992, and, with the aid of original Pullman builders photographs supplied with the car, remodeled it to "approximately 1930's appearance with Y2K mechanics and conveniences." The floor plan is as originally designed with the exception that the working tile fireplace in the dining room was removed during a major renovation following World War II."

- VarChandra Inc.