NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Following his funeral at Park Avenue Synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s casket was brought to the train station that bears his name in Secaucus for one last ride on the rails that he loved so much.
Lautenberg’s casket was placed aboard a D.C.-bound Amtrak train at the Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station.
A brief ceremony in the station’s rotunda honored him, and then an honor guard of police officers, bagpipers and drummers escorted the casket to a platform. Officers stood at attention as his flag-draped casket was pushed onto the baggage car of a private Amtrak train. Lautenberg’s widow looked into the car where her husband’s casket was loaded, and finally his family boarded two passenger cars.