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Title Timetable & map: Hudson River Tunnels, Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Co., July 1909.
Object Name Timetable
Catalog Number 2011.005.0015
Collection Hoboken Railroad Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Hudson River Tunnels, Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Co., July 1909. Single leaf, printed two sides, 10-5/8" wide x 8-5/8" high folded to 2-3/4" wide x 4-3/8" high.

The date of issue is significant as a new part of the line was to go into service on August 2nd.

"Extension of Service
On August 2, 1909, the portion of the Tunnel System between the Pennsylvannia Railroad Station (Exchange Place), Jersey City and the Erie Railroad Station (Pavonia Avenue), Jersey City, and the Lackawanna [Delaware, Lackawanna & Western] Railroad Station at Hoboken will be opened for travel, and on and after that date trains will run from the Hudson Terminal [New York] to Hoboken via the Pennsylvannia Railroad and the Erie Railroad Station.
The running time between the Hudson Terminal and Erie Station will be six minutes and between the Hudson Terminal and Hoboken ten minutes."

Opens to a printed map (in green, red and black) of current lines and intended extensions (except the line to Manhattan Transfer and Newark - note the western terminal was Summit Avenue Station in Jersey City which is now Journal Square.) The other side is devoted to a timetable and text about the system as well as promotion of its new office building and facts about the buildings and tunnels.

Artist's rendering of the Hudson Terminal Buildings, "The Largest Office Buildings and Railroad Terminal in the World", is seen on the cover and inset on the map.

Promoted connections to steamship lines, other railroads and to the Brooklyn Bridge Station where Express Trains of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Co. (a part of what is considered the subway system, although at the time, all of this line was elevated) could take a passenger from "Jersey City to Coney Island in 40 Minutes."

What is not shown on the map are existing ferry routes which each of the connecting railroads (D.L.& W., Erie and Pennsylvannia) operated and would have been direct competitors.
Notes Streetcar (trolley) lines are shown. In Hoboken, the major passenger steamship lines are located on the map and mentioned in the text: Hamburg-American Line, North German Lloyd and Holland American (or America) Line. Also seen labeled on the Hoboken piers are Wilson Line and Phoenix LIne.
Date 1909-1909
Year Range from 1909
Year Range to 1909
Search Terms Hudson & Manhattan Railroad
Erie Railroad
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Pennsylvania Railroad Company
Hudson Terminal
Lackawanna Terminal
Hamburg-America Line
Hamburg-American Line
Holland America Line
North German Lloyd Line
Phoenix Line
Wilson Line (Ellerman's)
Caption front as folded
Imagefile 080\20110050015.TIF
Classification Railroads
Real Estate
Business & Commerce