|Title||Map: Union, Hoboken & Overland Railroad. Map & Track Chart 1956. N.Y. Society of Model Engineers, Inc., Lackawanna Terminal, Hoboken, N.J. 1956.|
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|Collection||Hoboken Railroad Collection|
|Scope & Content||
Map: Union, Hoboken and Overland Railroad. Map and Track Chart 1956; Union Connecting Railroad; Union Traction Company.
Issued by: New York Society of Model Engineers, Inc., Lackawanna Terminal, Hoboken, N.J., Upper Ferry Concourse.
Single leaf printed two sides, 11" wide x 17" high folded to 3-5/8" wide x 8-1/2" high. PDF on file.
(Produced in conjunction with the 26th Annual Exhibition of the New York Society of Model Engineers, Inc., Upper Ferry Concourse, Lackawanna Terminal, Hoboken, N.J. February 1956. This was to be their last such exhibition at the terminal - see notes.)
See archives 2013.005.0012 for a 1949 plan of the layout for Union Connecting Railroad (which is side 2 as shown in the record here.)
See related and/or archives 2012.007.0044 for 1956 program pamphlet.
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Text as found in 2012 at the History section of the New York Society of Model Engineers (NYSME) website:
The Lackawanna Railroad discontinued some of their ferry service after World War II, and we were able to secure the upper ferry concourse at the Hoboken Terminal. At this site we built the largest model railroad in the world at that time. In 1958, the Society was evicted again, this time by the United States Postal Service. The concourse was going to serve as a mail sorting area. But after the railroads were dismantled, the USPS decided to let the airlines handle first class mail. The concourse was never occupied and we were invited to move back. By that time, however, we had purchased our own building and moved to our current location in Carlstadt, NJ.
|Year Range from||1956|
|Year Range to||1956|
New York Society of Model Engineers, Inc.
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
|Caption||front cover as folded|
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