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Title Timetable: Lackawanna R.R. long distance schedule, Aug. 1, 1942.
Object Name Timetable
Catalog Number 2012.007.0071
Collection Hoboken Railroad Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a Friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Timetable: Buy War Bonds. Lackawanna Railroad. The Route of Scenic Beauty Between New York and Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago. August 1, 1942. Form 10.

Booklet, 16 pp., 8" wide x 8-5/8" high folded in half to 4" wide. (As folded, front and back covers are page [16], with first opening to page [1].)

The U.S. entered World War II on Dec. 7, 1941 and this Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad schedule for long distance train service (although suburban stations will be found) reflects wartime considerations including the cover imperative to buy war bonds. Page [1] discusses some of the issues for wartime service noting the need to transport many armed services members by rail. See notes for text of this page. Page 12 has a Railway Express Agency ad that mentions their patriotic work.

While New York is the listed eastern terminal for some routes, the trains actually departed from or arrived at the Lackwanna Terminal in Hoboken. The Lackawanna Ferry service was the primary transportation to or from New York to the terminal as is noted in the schedule. Public Service bus service was available to and from the terminal. The Hudson & Manhattan Railroad (the 'Tubes') is also stated as a travel option.
Notes 2012.007.0071; text page [1] on wartime restrictions and considerations.

THANKS for your cooperation!

The railroads are cooperating with the military authorities in the movement of men and materials with the least possible inconvenience to civilian travel. The transportation requirements of Uncle Sam and his armed forces must come first. As a result there will be times when the types of Pullman and coach accommodations desired are not always available, or other inconveniences may arise which might never occur in peace times. We ask that you accept conditions as you find them with patience and understanding. It is our aim to serve all our patrons to the best of our ability and feel confident you will help in every way by following the six point program below, when making your travel plans:

* Make Pullman reservations well in advance and cancel them promptly should you change your plans.

* Plan your trips as far ahead as possible.

* Purchase tickets well in advance.

* When through your meal, please leave the diner promptly so that others may be served as soon as possible.

* Purchase round-trip tickets.

* Schedule your trips in the middle of the week instead of weekend and holiday periods.

Lackawanna Railroad.
Date 1942
Year Range from 1942
Year Range to 1942
Search Terms Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Lackawanna Railroad
Lackawanna Terminal
World War II
Caption front cover as folded (half of pg [16])
Imagefile 125\20120070071.TIF
Classification Railroads
Business & Commerce