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Title Pass: Employe Complimentary Trip Pass for travel from Elmira to Hoboken issued to T.L. Simpson by U.S. Railroad Administration; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western R.R. Co., Hoboken, Sept. 12, 1919.
Object Name Pass
Catalog Number 2014.013.0094
Collection Hoboken Railroad Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Employe (sic) Complimentary Trip Pass for rail travel from Elmira to Hoboken issued to T.L. Simpson by United States Railroad Administration; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co., Hoboken, Sept. 12, 1919.

Printed form, two-sided, 3-3/8" high x 5-1/8" wide on security paper with typewritten entries, inkstamp, ink, pencil and facsimile signatures. Serial number O43545. One conductor's punch. Perforated edges left and bottom indicating a form book.

Imprinted at front top, United States Railroad Administration. W.G. McAdoo, Director General of Railroads. (Federal government control of American railroads during the World War.)

William Gibbs McAdoo resigned on November 14, 1918, effective January 1, 1919. (He served in this post for only a year.) His successor was Walker D. Hines on January 11, 1919. Apparently this book of forms was stock printed in 1918 for use in 1919 and continued to be used throughout 1919 with the previous Director General's name.

Confusingly, on the front to the right edge is printed in red: NOT GOOD FOR TRAINS 3 AND 6; on the back in the same relative position is typewritten: Good on trains 3 and 6.

Employee Simpson (a conductor) lived in Morristown, N.J. The pass was good for one trip only for a month from the date of issue, Oct. 12, 1919.
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G.R. Higgins, Chief Clerk to Superintendent.
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transportation / ticket / travel /
People Simpson, T.L.
Date 1919
Year Range from 1919
Year Range to 1919
Search Terms Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
World War I
United States Railroad Administration
Caption front
Imagefile 304\20140130094.TIF
Classification Business & Commerce
Government & Politics
Railroads
Transportation
Travel
War