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Title Ticket, transportation, sample: Erie R.R. for ferry between Hoboken, N.J. & Barclay St., N.Y. Created ca. 1956-1960.
Object Name Ticket, Transportation
Catalog Number 2013.005.0017
Collection Hoboken Railroad Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a Friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Sample ticket: Erie Railroad ticket for ferry ride between Hoboken, N.J. and Barclay St., N.Y. Created circa 1956-1960.

Printed paper, 1-1/4" high x 3-1/2" wide; 1 punch right side; reverse inkstamped as below. Note stub at left, 3/8" wide with perforation (apparently as used, these were staple into books at the left edge and detached as issued.)

A file sample with blue inkstamp on back:
SAMP
JUN 30 19
Rand McNally

The year is not inkstamped. This sample is likely from 1956 or 1957. The Erie Railroad, as part of a consolidation of passenger service with the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, began to run trains to and from Lackawanna Terminal in Hoboken starting in 1956 and culminating in their full merger in 1960. See archives 2013.005.0016 for a 1957 handbill regarding some of the changes.

The ferry service was not an Erie Railroad ferry, but the Lackawanna Railroad's ferry service at Hoboken.
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Full printed text:

ERIE RAILROAD CO.
Good For One Passage between
HOBOKEN, N. J. and BARCLAY ST., N. Y.
VIA FERRY

PRESENT THIS TO TICKET COLLECTOR AT
FERRY ENTRANCE

Good only as part of a continuous journey in connection with railroad ticket via Erie Railroad.

Form FT

J.G. Oldenquist
Pass. Traffic Mgr.
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[box at right] A


Date 1956-1960
Year Range from 1956
Year Range to 1960
Search Terms Erie Railroad
Lackawanna Terminal
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Caption front - enlarged; back - actual size
Imagefile 185\20130050017.TIF
Classification Railroads
Ferry
Business & Commerce