|Title||Conductor's ticket blank, Erie-Lackawanna Railway, between Hoboken & Chicago, n.d., ca. 1968-1969.|
|Object Name||Ticket, Transportation|
|Collection||Hoboken Railroad Collection|
|Credit||Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.|
|Scope & Content||
Conductor's ticket blank, Erie-Lackawanna Railway, between Hoboken and Chicago, no date, circa 1968-1969. Form CS. Single sheet, bond weight paper, printed one side, 8-1/4" high x 5-1/4" wide folded to 2-5/8" wide and perforated at fold. Reverse of unfolded sheet is blank.
A ticket that would have been sold onboard a long-distance train that operated to or from Hoboken. The conductor would make many punches to record information. When separated at the fold, one half was the passenger receipt and the other the conductor's stub.
Such a ticket could also be used for travel to or between the many intermediate stops on the lines, so Hoboken or Chicago was not necessarily the origin or destination of a rider's passage.
Note the change in the name from 'Railroad' to Railway'; this took effect in the spring of 1968. Long distance service ended in the first week of January 1970. Note also that Donald Campbell was listed as Manager, Suburban Traffic, and who was in this position as least by 1967. See notes.
Also notable is that New York is no longer the eastern terminus for the trip as the Lackawanna Ferry service had been discontinued in 1967.
Erie-Lackawanna Railroad created in the 1960 merger became the Erie Lackawanna Railway which was formed March 1, 1968 as a subsidiary of Dereco, the holding company of the Norfolk and Western Railway, which had bought the railroad. On April 1 the assets were transferred as a condition of the proposed but never consummated merger between the N&W and Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. Dereco also owned the Delaware & Hudson Railway at the time.
The Erie-Lackawanna discontinued long-distance passenger train service to Chicago with the last run on Jan. 5-6, 1970.
|Year Range from||1968|
|Year Range to||1969|
Erie Lackawanna Railway
|Caption||side 1: passenger receipt / train ticket|