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The year is 1968. Intercity passenger service has been receding for years. Much of what is left is a shadow of it's former self. Railroads generally cannot get out from intercity fast enough. It is a bad year for those of us that can remember what we had.
One Railroad decided to buck the trend. Out of no-where, a new intercity passenger service is introduced. 25 brand new cars are built. 5 club/galley cars, 5 coach cafe cars and 15 coaches that seat 80.
6 locomotives are extensively rebuilt are assigned to this train, with an unique non standard paint scheme for the locomotives and a different look for the cars. New innovations too!...coaches had large overhead luggage racks eliminating the need for a baggage car, the cafe and club cars eliminated the need for a diner. Also newer concepts such as HEP, all electric and outside disc brakes on the cars. They looked very good with those disc brakes! 5 trips a day to one city, 1 trip to another. The train sets and service are given a new name and marketed extensively.
Fast forward 20 years and much of the equipment can be found newly arrived on a very famous train in the USA. Not the locomotives however.
Full circle another 20 years and they are back with the original owner on yet another somewhat less famous train but back in service nontheless.
What is the name of the train and the service rolled out in 1968? What 3 cities were the trains start/end points?
What were the rebuilt locomotives? What was the new colour scheme?
What was the famous train they were sold to?
Where are they now?