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Title The Lackawanna. December, 1957. Volume 4, No. 5.
Object Name Newsletter
Catalog Number 2010.007.0207
Collection Hoboken Railroad Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content The Lackawanna. December, 1957. Volume 4, No. 5. Published by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, New York, N.Y.

Booklet, 8-1/4" x 11" high, 28 pp. including covers; illustrated. Four punched holes in left margin.

House organ for employees of the D.L.& W. which included those at the Lackawanna Terminal and related operations in Hoboken. Main offices were in New York and to which passengers could be ticketed for travel to or from, but the rail part of the trip would begin or end at Hoboken.

Issue has some content about Hoboken.

Page [2]: 4 photos with caption


AMONG the visitors to the Lackawanna at Hoboken recently was a group of grade school teachers of that city. The occasion was the annual Business-Industry-Education Day, which is sponsored by the local Chambers of Commerce and during which school teachers visit various in dustries to learn first hand of their operations.
The pictures on this page show some of the highlights of their visit
They also were among the honored guests at the dedication of the new Railway Express facility at Hoboken (see page 17) where they met Alfred L. Hammell, president of the Express Agency (bottom).

The teachers visited the MU Repair Shop (above), a tugboat (below) and the diesel service area (right). Above, left to right: Miss Genevieve Bach, Sister Anita Louise, S.C., Miss Virginia M. Tallon, Sister Ellen Clare, S.C., Sister Cecilia Winifred, S. C., Miss Catherine Lovett, with Joe Cunningham, foreman of the MU shop. [end page 2 caption.]

Page 17: article "Railway Express Open New Facility at Hoboken" with 2 photos. Text is in notes.

Noteworthy is Daniel F. Carmody in the top photo which is decribed as "acting mayor of Hoboken."

Page 19: article "LACKAWANNA DINING CARS AWARDED NEW "A" RATING" with 2 photos; includes Phoebe Snow.

Other significant articles:
United Fruit Company and bananas as freight.
Scanton - Buffalo Divisions Combined
mention of paper drinking cups on Phoebe Snow.
Notes Transcriptions of two articles from The Lackawanna. December, 1957. Volume 4, No. 5.

Transcription of article on page 17, The Lackawanna. December, 1957. Volume 4, No. 5. 2010.007.0207

[caption for photos page 17: At dedication of new Railway Express company building, President A. L. Hammell (second from left) cut the ribbon. Flanking him, left to right, are A. E. Kriesien, assistant vice president and general manager, Erie Railroad; Daniel F. Carmody, acting mayor of Hoboken, and W. G. White, vice president-operations, Lackawanna Railroad ..... BELOW: Shipments are unloaded from trailers on to the powered floor-level conveyor.]

Railway Express Opens New Facilities At Hoboken

.A. new $700,000 addition to Railway Express Agency's terminal facilities at Hoboken, that more than double the capacity of express operations, was dedicated and officially opened late in October.
Engineered and built by Railway Express Agency, the new facility incorporates the smaller former express depot adjacent to the Lackawanna passenger station. It has been designed to handle and process express traffic moving between the New Jersey-New York Metropolitan area and points served by both the D L & W and Erie Railroad required.
Equipped with three rail carloading platforms and almost a quarter-of-a mile of electrically powered and gravity conveyors, the new and enlarged express depot features unique developments and techniques in terminal construction and in materials handling equipment and systems.
The terminal's three platforms can accommodate 30 large-size rail express cars.
The "stub" track platform facing Observer Highway is 344 feet long by 26 feet wide and provides unloading facilities for four railroad cars. The main platform, which is 777 feet long and 23 feet wide, and the island platform, running 721 feet by 18 feet in length and width, flank a double rail track which extends through the full length of the terminal providing space for another 26 express cars.
The vehicle-loading platform at street-side, 777 feet long, accommodates 53 street vehicles at one time. Backup space for an additional 21 trucks and trailers is available in the shipment classification area when In order to provide easy access between all platforms in the terminal and permit the speedy interchange of rail car equipment, three hydraulic lift bridges of special design and construction were installed. Electrically controlled, these lift bridges perform a dual function. When elevated they form a link between otherwise isolated platforms.
In the down position the bridges carry rail cars into the depot across the pits in which the operating mechanism is installed.
More than 600.000 individual pieces of rail and air express will be handled through this new facility each month. To help speed the processing and movement of this volume a specially designed type conveyor system was installed.
The center of the new terminal's operations is the unique conveyor system which extends almost the full length of the building.
It is powered and of recessed floor-level steel slat design and works in conjunction with gravity conveyors, both permanent and portable.


Transcription of article on page 19, The Lackawanna. December, 1957. Volume 4, No. 5. 2010.007.0207

Now I See How Spotlessly Your Kitchen's Kept...


This is "A" certificate awarded Lackawanna diners.Lackawanna dining cars last month had the distinction of being qualified for the "A" certificate, resulting from an inspection by the United States Public Health Service. Top honors were given the railroad's cars both in construction and sanitation.

The certificates which were awarded the railroad were based on new Public Health Service standards and a new system of grading. To win the "A" certificate requires a score of 95 or better. The Lackawanna for many years has been receiving a high rating on its cars during each inspection, and now under the new system of grading receives the "A" award.
The certificates, which the Public Health Service says must be displayed in the cars, are being framed and will be mounted on the walls of the cars. The Lackawanna's dining car service is under the direction of John M. Collins, manager, and Russell H. Lloyd, superintendent.
The Public Health Service also gives two other certificates for dining cars, Class B and Class C. In the case of the former, these cars may continue to operate; in the Class C category, however, these cars may operate only 30 days after receiving the ratings and during which time the railroad must upgrade the cars to the standards required by the PHS.
The Class A ratings for sanitation and construction applies to all the railroad's diners, including cafe cars and the luxurious streamlined cars of the "Phoebe Snow."
The Lackawanna's dining car service dates back many years, the railroad being one of the first in the east to provide this service to the traveling public. The cars and their service always have been a source of pride to the railroad . . . and even the lovely Phoebe Snow once had this to say:
"Now that I see how spotlessly Your kitchen's kept it seems to me It gives one quite an appetite This cleanly Road of Anthracite."

[caption for photo midpage: In kitchen of "Phoebe Snow" diner are LaGresson Glover (foreground), second cook, and Matt Stackhouse, chef.]
People Bach, Genevieve
Louise, Sister Anita, S.C.
Tallon, Virginia M.
Clare, Sister Ellen,S.C.,
Winifred, Sister Cecilia, S. C.,
Lovett, Catherine
Cunningham, Joe
Hammell, Alfred L.
Kriesien, A.E.
Carmody, Daniel F.
White, W.G.
Glover, LaGresson
Stackhouse, Matt
Date 1957
Year Range from 1957
Year Range to 1957
Search Terms Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Erie Lackawanna
Erie Railroad
Lackawanna Railroad
Lackawanna Terminal
Railway Express Agency (REA)
Phoebe Snow (train)
Caption pg [1], front cover
Imagefile 075\20100070207.TIF
Classification Railroads
Business & Commerce