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20th Century Limited

The 20th Century Limited was considered the most luxurious way to travel by train in the early 1900s. The passenger train ran between New York City and Chicago and offered amenities from barbers and air-conditioning to fine dining. The 20th Century Limited made its last run on December 3, 1967.

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