Re: Army - Navy game ... The rest of the story!
Author: Dave Buccolo
Date: 12-18-2010 - 00:58
2010 Game and the 2010 train ran on December 11 2010 Mr. Levin does this every year so yes it ran in 2005 but it ran again in 2010. See article from the December 13 2010 Trains news wire.
This a great thing Mr. Levin does for some of our service men and women each year.
[b]Army-Navy game train 'Liberty Limited' returns to the rails
By Alex Mayes
Published: December 13, 2010
The Philadelphia-bound Liberty Limited passes Bowie, Md., with 19 cars enroute to the Army-Navy game.
Photo by Alex MayesWASHINGTON — Wounded veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars rode a classic passenger train to the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia Saturday. The “Liberty Limited” operated this year following a year off owing to a death in the family of the train’s hosts [see “News Wire,” Dec. 9, 2009].
The train transports the vets from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington and Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md., to the game. The train first operated in 2005.
Restored Pennsylvania Railroad E8s 5711 and 5809 pulled the train. The engines are owned by the train’s hosts, Bennett and Vivian Levin. Private cars on the train included Caritas, Southern No. 1, C&O No. 33 Chapel Hill, Dover Harbor, Northern Dreams, J. Pinckney Henderson, Golden Tower, Golden Moon, Imperial Leaf, Birken, Silver Shore, Silver Express, Oliver Hazard Perry, Greenwich Harbor, Greenwich Estate, Mount Vernon, Kitchie Gammi Club, Pony Express, and Pennsylvania 120.
The Navy won the game 31-17.