Chamber train by the numbers

The annual New Jersey Chamber of Commerce “Walk to Washington” is under way.  Here is the trip, by the numbers:

1937: The first Chamber train leaves New Jersey full of business leaders on their way to meet the state’s congressional delegation.

700: Approximate number of tickets sold by the chamber

11: Number of cars on the train.

11:35: time train pulled out of Newark

1: Former governors on the train. Only Democrat Brendan Byrne made the trip

$265: Cost of a ticket for media to ride the train and attend the dinner

$660: Cost for non-chamber members to ride the train and attend the delegation dinner

$280: Discounted rate at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel where congressional dinner is held

$6.50 Cost of a Bloody Mary while riding the train

$5 cost of a can of Budweiser