|Title||Ticket: Lackawanna R.R. Monthly Commutation; Millburn & Hoboken. Oct. 1959.|
|Object Name||Ticket, Transportation|
|Collection||Hoboken Railroad Collection|
|Credit||Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.|
|Scope & Content||
Ticket: Lackawanna Railroad, Unlimited Monthly Commutation Ticket Between Millburn and Hoboken for October 1959. Serial no. 2562. Form MCHB. Printed blue card stock, 2-1/2" high x 4-1/16" wide; edge perforations short ends. Inkstamped with passenger's name; passenger's ink signature. Multiple conductor's punches. Inkstamp on back as described below.
Passenger W.V. Faxon, Jr. Presumably a regular purchaser.
Inkstamp on reverse for Hoboken sale. Note that the ticket did not include passage on the Lackawanna Ferry service nor mention it. If the ticket was to New York, it would have typically had passage from Hoboken to New York stated on it.
Lackawanna Railroad was still the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western R.R.
The formal nature of the ticket with its pre-made inkstamp for the passenger's name suggests that it was from a purchase-by-mail plan (called Mail-Tik in 1961) for regular monthly commutation passes (see cover of archives 2011.005.0125.)
W.H. Dominick, Passenger Traffic Manager.
Established in 1856, it was branch line of the Erie Railroad since 1896. Prior to 1958 it would have run to Erie's terminal in Jersey City. From 1958 it would have run to the Lackawanna Terminal in Hoboken as the Erie and D.L.& W. began to consolidate passenger operations out of Hoboken. It continued as part of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad after the 1960 merger and would become the Pascack Valley line of New Jersey Transit that operates from Hoboken Terminal.
Confusingly, this line was called New Jersey & New York Railroad in earlier years as well as the New York & Jersey Railroad.
|Year Range from||1959|
|Year Range to||1959|
New Jersey & New York Railroad Company
New York & New Jersey Railroad Co.
|Caption||front and back|