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Title Timetable: Lackawanna Railroad, The Route of Phoebe Snow. Time Tables. July 4, 1959.
Object Name Timetable
Catalog Number 2011.005.0244
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. July 4, 1959. Form 10.

Pamphlet, color, 8-5/8" high x 8-1/8" wide; folded to 4" wide.

See archives 2011.005.0136 for a 1956 issue that is essentially the same and fully imaged.

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

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.
Notes The Phoebe Snow. A long distance passenger train that was operated by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (Lackawanna Railroad) from New York (Hoboken) to Buffalo, 1949 to 1966.

The Lackawanna was known as the The Road of Anthracite (or The Anthracite Road) as well as the The Route of Phoebe Snow (or The Phoebe Snow Route.) A fictional character created for advertising campaigns about 1900, it became the name of a real route with service that started Nov. 15, 1949 and made its last westbound trip starting Nov. 27, 1966 (as the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad.) While New York was listed as the point of departure or arrival, it actually operated from Lackawanna Terminal in Hoboken.
(In that seventeen year period, there was a hiatus from 1960-1963 because of track changes (see Tabor); resumed service at Hoboken August 1, 1963.)

Curiously, schedules listed Hoboken as mile 1.0 from or to New York as the railroad wished to make its service centered on New York City. The mile was taken as the Lackwanna Terminal's distance from the Barclay Street ferry terminal in Manhattan which the railroad owned and operated. (To depart or arrive in New York required a trip on their ferry service or the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad- later PATH - subway.)
Date 1959
Year Range from 1959
Year Range to 1959
Search Terms Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Lackawanna Railroad
Phoebe Snow (train)
Caption pg [16], back cover (visible cover when unfolded)
Imagefile 110\20110050244.TIF
Classification Transportation
Railroads
Travel
Business & Commerce
Geography