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Holidate for two! on New York Central’s New Luxury Coaches. Ad 1948

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Hi-res digital file. A New York Central ad published in Life Magazine, May 31, 1948.

…We Couldn’t Budge on Our Budget! Water Level Route scenery’s a swell background for dining car meals. It makes great sightseeing, too, from the wide windows of our air-cooled coach. We’ll Have More to Spend at the Other End! Coach fares save us enough for extra vacation fun of our trip aboard the world’s largest new luxury coach fleet

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