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20th Century Limited

The 20th Century Limited was an express passenger train operated by the New York Central Railroad (NYC) from 1902 to 1967, during which time it would become known as a "National Institution" and advertised as "The Most Famous Train in the World".

The train traveled between Grand Central Terminal (GCT) in New York City and LaSalle Street Station in Chicago, Illinois, along the railroad's "Water Level Route".

Hitchcock's Films

North by Northwest (1959)

On the run from the police, Roger Thornhill boards the 20th Century Limited at Grand Central. On board, he meets Eve Kendall and they disembark together the following morning at LaSalle Street.

The 20th Century Limited also appears at the very end of the film, with censor-baiting second unit footage of it entering a tunnel.