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NYC Commodore Vanderbilt

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The Commodore Vanderbilt, was named and famous for New York Central's most famous leader.
The Commodore Vanderbilt was similar to Pennsylvania's General, a train nearly as luxurious as its flagship and for many railroads would have been considered its top service.
Cornelius Vanderbilt was known as Commodore and he built his wealth in shipping and railroads.
The Commodore was a shrewd businessman and is patriarch to the well-known Vanderbilt family. Vanderbilt purchased controlling interests in several railroads including the Hudson River Railroad, the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway and also the New York Central.
On December 27, 1934 the Commodore Vanderbilt debuted at Grand Central Station and kicked off an exhibition tour of major NYC route cities. It then was placed in service hauling the 20th Century Limited.
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