|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|
|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:
JUN 30 19
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.
Full printed text:
ERIE RAILROAD CO.
Good For One Passage between
HOBOKEN, N. J. and BARCLAY ST., N. Y.
PRESENT THIS TO TICKET COLLECTOR AT
Good only as part of a continuous journey in connection with railroad ticket via Erie Railroad.
Pass. Traffic Mgr.
[box at right] A
|Year Range from||1956|
|Year Range to||1960|
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
|Caption||front - enlarged; back - actual size|
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