Through sleepers and coaches between Chicago and Boston on the Lake Shore Limited resumed operation last week after being absent for more than a year.
Through Boston cars were dropped during a track reconstruction program in Albany-Rensselaer.
The resumption of Boston through cars coincided with the introduction of business class service between Chicago and Boston.
That service is being provided in 2-1 seating in one end of the café car that operates between the two cities. Business class seating is not yet available between Chicago and New York on Nos. 48 and 49, but is offered on the Chicago-New York Cardinal via Cincinnati and Indianapolis.
Food service between New York and Albany-Rensselaer is being provided by an Amfleet II “diner-lite” car.
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