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Title Timetable: Lackawanna R.R. long distance schedule, Dec. 5, 1943.
Object Name Timetable
Catalog Number 2012.007.0072
Collection Hoboken Railroad Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a Friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Timetable: Buy War Bonds. Lackawanna Railroad. The Route of Scenic Beauty Between New York and Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago. Dec. 5, 1943. Form 10.

Booklet, 16 pp., 8" wide x 8-5/8" high folded in half to 4" wide. (As folded, front and back covers are page [16], with first opening to page [1].)

See archives 2012.007.0071 for a 1942 issue, fully imaged.

The U.S. entered World War II on Dec. 7, 1941 and this Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad schedule for long distance train service (although suburban stations will be found) reflects wartime considerations including the cover imperative to buy war bonds. Page [1] has text about the railroad's part in the war effort (see notes for text.)

While New York is the listed eastern terminal for some routes, the trains actually departed from or arrived at the Lackwanna Terminal in Hoboken. The Lackawanna Ferry service was the primary transportation to or from New York to the terminal as is noted in the schedule. Public Service bus service was available to and from the terminal. The Hudson & Manhattan Railroad (the 'Tubes') is also stated as a travel option.
Notes 2012.007.0072; text page [1] on wartime considerations.

Will we keep
warm this winter?
The answer is YES,
if everyone cooperates and does his part.
The American railroads are doing
their part now by speeding along their
ribbons of steel, long trains of heavily
loaded cars with the coal that will pro-
vide the power, the heat, and the light
to keep your home warm and comfort-
able this winter.
The Lackawanna is closely identified
with the transportation of coal because
the railroad had its origin in the early
days of Anthracite mining. Lacka-
wanna's modern equipment and facili-
ties are geared to meet the needs of our
nation in times of war and peace. Each
year thousands of cars loaded with coal
travel over the Lackawanna to im-
portant centers throughout the United
States and Canada direct from the great
Anthracite fields that lie along its
A great army of railroad workers are
"keeping 'em rolling" day and night.
They take pride in the part they are
playing . . . proving their loyalty with
all-out service in the nation's drive for

Lackawanna Railroad
One of America's Railroads - All United for Victory

Date 1943
Year Range from 1943
Year Range to 1943
Search Terms Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Lackawanna Railroad
Lackawanna Terminal
World War II
Caption cover - unfolded, (pg [16])
Imagefile 127\20120070072.TIF
Classification Railroads
Business & Commerce