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Title Timetable: Lackawanna Railroad, The Route of Phoebe Snow. Time Tables. Oct. 28, 1956.
Object Name Timetable
Catalog Number 2011.005.0136
Collection Hoboken Railroad Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Timetable: Lackawanna Railroad, The Route of Phoebe Snow. Time Tables. October 28, 1956. Form 10.

Pamphlet, color, 8-3/8" high x 8-1/8" wide; folded to 4" wide.

Long distance trains for which Hoboken served as the eastern terminus for rail passage. Travel for the destination or origination of New York required using a bus, ferry or the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad (The Tubes) to get to or from Lackawanna Terminal in Hoboken.

Pages [8-9] are a system route map with through connections and other details
Page 13 has a fare schedule
Pages 14-15 is the station index

See details:
-upper left page 3: listing Hoboken as start of rail passage
-text box bottom pg 4: How to Reach Lackawanna Terminal, Hoboken
-text box pg 6: Passengers to N.Y.C. From Hoboken May Go Via Ferry, Bus, or Tube Train
-map pg [9] upper right: Lackawanna Connections Into New York City

The Phoebe Snow was advertised on the cover (a long distance passenger train that operated from 1949 to 1966), but it was just one of several named trains. They included:
The Twilight
The Westerner
The Owl
Interstate Express
Pocono Express
The New Yorker
New York Mail
Merchants Express
and one without a name, No. 44-46

The Lackawanna went as far west as Buffalo and did not run to Chicago, but routes are shown and times listed for "Through Connections" to points west and south of Buffalo including Chicago. The Through Connections used the Nickel Plate Road, New York Central System and Canadian Pacific Railroad.
Date 1956
Year Range from 1956
Year Range to 1956
Search Terms Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Lackawanna Railroad
Phoebe Snow (train)
Caption front cover as folded; photo continues on back; both are pg [16]
Imagefile 097\20110050136.TIF
Classification Transportation
Business & Commerce