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Title Trip pass, Going Coupon, issued by office of Pres. William White of D.L. & W. R.R., N.Y. to Mrs. Octavius Thomas, Elmira, Dec. 4, 1945.
Object Name Ticket, Transportation
Catalog Number 2012.001.0050
Collection Hoboken Railroad Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Trip pass, Going Coupon, issued by the office of President William White of Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, N.Y. to Mrs. Octavius Thomas, Elmira, Dec. 4, 1945. Printed paper (security paper) form with typewritten entries, 3" x 4" wide. Text below.

The pass is a type of railroad transportation ticket. The woman was the widow of a deceased conductor. Whether it was a bereavement courtesy or standard railroad policy to offer such travel to a family member is not indicated. It is not signed by White (who should not be confused with William H. White.) (See archives 2010.007.0477 for a 1954 version of this type of pass.)

The D.L.& W. had its headquarters in New York, where this item was issued, but Hoboken was the eastern terminus of passenger rail operations. The train connecting Elmira and Buffalo have originated or ended in Hoboken.

Text front:
LACKAWANNA

TRIP PASS GOING COUPON

Pass: Mrs. Octavius Thomas -----

Account: Widow of deceased conductor ——
TO: Elmira ---- FROM Binghamton -----
DATE
Issued: Dec. 4, 1945 Good until Dec. 31,1946
Address: Elmira Requested by BGW

SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS PRINTED ON BACK OF PASS TO WHICH THIS COUPON IS ATTACHED

VOID IF DETACHED
=====

Text back:
THE DELAWARE, LACKAWANNA AND WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY

TRIP PASS

No. 13598
GOING COUPON PASS ONE WAY ONLY

IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACCOMPANYING PASS, BUT IN OPPOSITE DIRECTION

VOID IF DETACHED

ISSUED BY
Wm. White, President
----



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People Thomas, Mrs. Octavius
White, William
Date 1945
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Search Terms Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
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Classification Transportation
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Business & Commerce
Death