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SUSQUEHANNA NO. 142 MAKES TRACKS INTO NORH?ERN NEW JERSEY; NYS&W RAILWAY UNVEILS 1993 STEAM TRAIN RIDE SCHEDULE

 HAWTHORNE, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Susquehanna & Western Railway (NYS&W) will once again bring the famous steam engine No. 142 to the Northern New Jersey area...this year for an extended schedule. No. 142 and the vintage railcars will depart on various Wednesdays through Sundays through October during the 1993 schedule.
 Historic Hawthorne Station (Diamond Bridge and Grand avenues) will be the boarding site, with a renovation of the station complete by July 4th weekend. There is scheduled to be a grand opening of the station that weekend also.
 "We were able to offer more trips this year because of the success of last year's excursions. Departing from Hawthorne only is definitely a benefit and will help with our commitment to being an important community resident. We look forward to a great season because everyone is always looking for affordable family entertainment and we feel we offer that," said K.C. Smith, passenger train master, at Hawthorne Station.
 The trips will depart at noon and 2 p.m. during the weekdays, and at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The 75-minute round- trip will travel from Hawthorne to Franklin Lakes, N.J.
 Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tickets are available for rides throughout the season by calling or visiting Hawthorne Station, 201-427-7866, or by calling 1-800-366-NYSW (6979). MasterCard and Visa are accepted through the 1-800 number.
 The train also carries a Gift Shop Car which offers a large selection of souvenirs and memorabilia from the early days of railroading. A variety of snacks and refreshments are also available in the Gift Shop Car.


OTHER FEATURES
 In addition to the popular steam excursions, the railway hosts the famous MURDER EXPRESS '93. On selected days, departing from Hawthorne Station as well, the Murder Express creates a rail adventure with professional theatrical productions and gourmet menus that change monthly. These elegant trips feature a "not-to-be-missed" dessert sampler, hors d'oeuvres party and open bar. The Murder Express trips, conducted by Twentieth Century Limited Tours, are available through December.
 The gourmet dinner train also features a live Cabaret Dinner Show and dancing, and departs on selected days through December. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 908-417-9345.
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 /CONTACT: Stephanie Burns of Hanbury & Associates, Inc., 315-422-4902, for The NYS&W Railway/


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