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Title Timetable, centennial: Lackawanna Railroad, The Route of Phoebe Snow. Time Tables. Apr. 29, 1951.
Object Name Timetable
Catalog Number 2015.012.0061
Collection Hoboken Railroad Collection
Credit Museum Collections
Scope & Content Timetable, centennial: 1851 - One Hundred Years - 1951. Lackawanna Railroad, The Route of Phoebe Snow. Time Tables. April 29, 1951. Form 10.

Pamphlet, color, 8-5/8" high x 8-1/8" wide; folded to 4" wide, 16 pp.

Except for the text on the cover (actually page [16]), "1851 - One Hundred Years - 1951" there is no other mention of the centennial of the company.

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

Notes:
-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

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
Date 1951
Year Range from 1951
Year Range to 1951
Search Terms Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Lackawanna Railroad
Phoebe Snow (train)
Caption pg [16], unfolded: centennial cover as issued
Imagefile 337\20150120061.TIF
Classification Transportation
Railroads
Travel
Business & Commerce
Geography
Anniversaries