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Name Erie Lackawanna
Details Successor railroad to the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad and Erie Railroad which merged in 1960 to form the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. It had operated in Hoboken as the Delaware, Lackwanna & Western or Lackwanna Road from the 1860s until the merger with the Erie Railroad. As early as 1956, consolidation of operations with the Erie were underway; the railroad name in that period has been seen as Lackawanna-Erie as well as the later merged name of Erie-Lackawanna.

Railroad name can be found hypenated or unhyphenated; the company itself was inconsistent is its use. Abbreviated forms included E-L. or EL. Circa 1964 it officially dropped the hyphen. See Lackawanna Terminal.

Name changed from Erie-Lackawanna Railroad to Erie Lackawanna Railway which was formed March 1, 1968 as a subsidiary of Dereco, the holding company of the Norfolk and Western Railway, which had bought the railroad. On April 1 the assets were transferred as a condition of the proposed but never consummated merger between the N&W and Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. Dereco also owned the Delaware & Hudson Railway at the time.
Number of Archive records 214
Number of Object records 31
Number of Library records 16
Number of Photo records 65

Associated Records

Construction plans for the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System, Hoboken Staion Area 3, March 22, 2002. - Documents

New Jersey Transit. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System, NPC-14D, Hoboken Station Area 3, Issued for Construction, March 22, 2002. Laser print or photocopy duplication, 11" x 17" wide. 98 pp. plus cover sheet stapled top left corner. Added date at top right: Apr. 4/02. The plans are for the station that is at the south side of the Hoboken Terminal (Erie Lackawanna Terminal).

Image of Receipt book labeled "Propeller Wheels Sept 1-1955" from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Rail Road store room. D.L. & W. Form SD10 3M - 6-53 - Book, Receipt

Receipt book labeled "Propeller Wheels Sept 1-1955" from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Rail Road store room. D.L. & W. Form SD10 3M - 6-53 - Book, Receipt

Receipt book labeled "Propeller Wheels Sept 1-1955" from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Rail Road store room. D.L. & W. Form SD10 3M - 6-53. 4" x 7" wide. An incomplete book with only 22 leaves present of what would have typically been a 100-page form book. Although the cover date starts September 1, 1955, the first entered form is dated January 9, 1956. The last dated entry is for September 15, 1959. The store room stocked propellers for ferry boats and tug boats. Vessels are named plus there is occasional information about the type of damage to the propeller, where it happened, where the repair was done and where the replacement was installed on the vessel. All forms are filled

Image of Receipt book labeled "Propeller Wheels Sept 29-1959" from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Rail Road store room. D.L. & W. Form SD10 3M - 6-53 - Book, Receipt

Receipt book labeled "Propeller Wheels Sept 29-1959" from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Rail Road store room. D.L. & W. Form SD10 3M - 6-53 - Book, Receipt

Receipt book labeled "Propeller Wheels Sept 29-1959" from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Rail Road store room. D.L. & W. Form SD10 3M - 6-53. 4" x 7" wide. A complete book with all leaves present, but only 14 from the front are filled out and detached. Although the cover date starts September 29, 1959, the first entered form is dated January 20, 1960. The last dated entry is for November 29, 1961. The railroad operations were merged with The Erie Railroad in Oct. 1960 and became company became the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. The store room stocked propellers for ferry boats and tug boats. Vessels are named plus there is occasional information about where the replacement was install

Image of Map of the Hoboken Shore Railroad, 1956. - Map

Map of the Hoboken Shore Railroad, 1956. - Map

Map of Hoboken showing connections to the Hoboken Shore Railroad. Drawn by Joseph Novellino, 1956. Photostatic copy, 11" high x 16" wide on 14" x 18" sheet. Hand-drawn map with all streets and detail of railroads, piers, waterfront businesses. The Shore Railroad office address is given as 1419 Bloomfield St. Prepared by Pyramid Engineering and Contracting Corp., 312 Maple Ave., Glen Rock, N.J.

Image of "The Public Be Pleased": William G. McAdoo and the Hudson Tubes. Supplement to Headlights, June 1964, 8 pp., illustrated. - Booklet

"The Public Be Pleased": William G. McAdoo and the Hudson Tubes. Supplement to Headlights, June 1964, 8 pp., illustrated. - Booklet

"The Public Be Pleased": William G. McAdoo and the Hudson Tubes. By Anthony Fitzherbert. A "Headlights" Supplement, June 1964, 8 pp., illustrated. 8-1/2" x 11" high. A history of the Hudson and Manhattan Rail Road, 'The Tubes," up to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey taking over the operation and renaming it as the Port Authority Trans-Hudson, PATH. Sixteen photographs and two maps.

Image of Report: Unification Applications Involving Class I Line-Haul Railroads, 1955-1965. Bureau of Railway Economics, AAR, 1965. - Report

Report: Unification Applications Involving Class I Line-Haul Railroads, 1955-1965. Bureau of Railway Economics, AAR, 1965. - Report

Report, Unification Applications Involving Class I Line-Haul Railroads, 1955-1965, Bureau of Railway Economics, American Association of Railways, October 20, 1965. Five 8-1/2" x 11" pages. Item number 9 (of 42) concerns the 1960 merger of the Erie Railroad and the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad into the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. Holographic red or green pencil on the 5 leaves were notes on the length of time between the date of filing and the date of [Interstate Commerce] Commission's decision. For the Erie & DL&W merger, the application was filed on July 1, 1959, the decision was made on September 13, 1960. The effective date of the merger was October 17, 1960. The decision time

Image of Photocopy of newspaper clipping, letter to the editor, "Why waste the money?" re Erie Lackawanna Terminal, September 4, 1974. - Documents

Photocopy of newspaper clipping, letter to the editor, "Why waste the money?" re Erie Lackawanna Terminal, September 4, 1974. - Documents

Photocopy of newspaper clipping, letter to the editor, "Why waste the money?" as printed in The Jersey Journal, Wednesday, September 4, 1974. Topic is the a $92, 000 for a study on the re-use of the Erie-Lackawanna Terminal. Author suggests uses for the facility including a museum.

Image of Hoboken ...Reaching Out to Tomorrow. Community Development Agency, Hoboken, May 1975. - Booklet

Hoboken ...Reaching Out to Tomorrow. Community Development Agency, Hoboken, May 1975. - Booklet

Hoboken ...Reaching Out to Tomorrow. Community Development Agency, Hoboken, May 1975. Oblong booklet, 8-3/8" high x 11" wide. 36 pp. plus cover, illustrated. 3 copies (copies 2 & 3 in second file folder.) Copy 1: booklet with enclosed greeting on letterhead of the Office of the Mayor, and signed in facsimile by the mayor, Steve Cappiello. With: mailing envelope. Credits on pg 36. See related for selected reference images especially center map with detail images.

Image of Digital images of seven architectural plans for Hoboken Ferry Terminal Restoration, NY & Hoboken, ca. 2002. - Drawing

Digital images of seven architectural plans for Hoboken Ferry Terminal Restoration, NY & Hoboken, ca. 2002. - Drawing

Digital images of seven architectural plans for Hoboken Ferry Terminal Restoration, NY & Hoboken, ca. 2002 - 2003. Plans are for New Jersey Transit Hoboken Terminal. The northern section which was the abandoned ferry terminal is being restored to multiple uses including the transfer of current ferry operations from the southern end of the terminal to this area. Scans made from reduced-size photocopies, ca. 11" x 17", all in this set, but not complete. Plans have varying dates. Drawings shown: 01 Western Elevation and Section 02 Building Sections 03 Building Sections 04 East Elevation Float Canopy 05 Building Elevation Float Canopy 06 Key Plan South Elevation w/ Tower 07 Clock

Image of Timetable: Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, September 29, 1963. - Timetable

Timetable: Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, September 29, 1963. - Timetable

Timetable: Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, September 29, 1963. Single leaf 8-7/8" high x 20" wide folded to 4" wide. Long distance trains between New York (Hoboken) and Chicago.

Image of Timetable: Erie-Lackawanna Rwy., long distance trains, June 15, 1969. - Timetable

Timetable: Erie-Lackawanna Rwy., long distance trains, June 15, 1969. - Timetable

Timetable: Erie-Lackawanna Railway, June 15, 1969. Single leaf 8-7/8" high x 12" wide folded to 4" wide. Long distance trains between New York (Hoboken) and Chicago.

Image of Timetables, 2: Erie Lackawanna Railway, between various stations & New York (Hoboken), Eff. Feb. 1, 1972. - Timetable

Timetables, 2: Erie Lackawanna Railway, between various stations & New York (Hoboken), Eff. Feb. 1, 1972. - Timetable

Timetables / schedules, two, Erie Lackawanna Railway, between various stations and New York (Hoboken), Effective February 1, 1972. Printed paper, 8-1/2" wide x 7-1/8" high, all folded to 2-7/8" wide x 5-1/2" high. All images are of the items unfolded. The panel with "Official Time Table" would be the front seen when folded. 1. Mt. Lakes - Boonton - Towaco, Lincoln Park - Mt. View, Little Falls - Great Notch and New York. Two copies. 2. Madison, Newark and New York. Hoboken is listed on all schedules as the station for train arrivals or departures as it was the eastern rail terminus at the Lackawanna Terminal) for the Erie's suburban commuter service. There was no longer any fe

Image of Proclamation by Mayor David Roberts to NJ Transit on the Centennial of Hoboken Terminal, Feb. 23, 2007. - Documents

Proclamation by Mayor David Roberts to NJ Transit on the Centennial of Hoboken Terminal, Feb. 23, 2007. - Documents

Proclamation by Mayor David Roberts congradulating New Jersey Transit on the Centennial of Hoboken [Lackawanna] Terminal, February 23, 2007. City of Hoboken Mayoral letterhead, 8-1/2" x 11", signed by Mayor Roberts and City Clerk, James J. Farina. Presented and read at ceremony inside waiting room at Terminal on February 23, 2007. With paper matte. Original plastic frame not retained.

Image of Postcard: Hoboken Terminal 1907-2007.  Issued by New Jersey Transit, Hoboken, February 2007. - Postcard

Postcard: Hoboken Terminal 1907-2007. Issued by New Jersey Transit, Hoboken, February 2007. - Postcard

Postcard: Hoboken Terminal 1907-2007. Celebrating 100 Years of Transportation. Issued by New Jersey Transit, Hoboken, February 2007 during ceremonies for the centennial of the Erie Lackawanna Terminal which opened officially on February 25, 1907. Over ten copies. Commonly known as Lackawanna Terminal. Placed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Cover is circa 1907-1908 postcard view of the northern facade of the ferry section and railroad waiting room.

Image of Document: Hoboken Clock Tower. Structural Calculations. May 2006. - Documents

Document: Hoboken Clock Tower. Structural Calculations. May 2006. - Documents

Document: Hoboken Clock Tower. Structural Calculations. Prepared for Hall Construction Co., Inc. May 2006. Prepared by Vollmer Associates LLP. One-hundred-seventeen 8-1/2" x 11" photocopied leaves, some are two-sided, in post binding with plastic cover sheets. Pagination varies with section; no index. Technical study for replacement ower that was originally built in 1907 on the Lackawanna Railroad Terminal that is now Hoboken Terminal or New Jersey Transit Terminal. [New tower was erected in 2007.] Title and three leaves imaged including the only two that show the exterior architectural features of the tower. Many plans of existing structure of the terminal.

Image of Documents: Indenture between Erie Lackawanna Railroad Co. and Jersey City re easement for 18th St. sewer project, dated April 19, 1972. - Documents

Documents: Indenture between Erie Lackawanna Railroad Co. and Jersey City re easement for 18th St. sewer project, dated April 19, 1972. - Documents

Documents: Indenture between Erie Lackawanna Railroad Company and City of Jersey City, N.J. re easement for sewers;18th Street sewer project, dated April 19, 1972. Photocopy only: liber 3139 pages 593-605. Land is near southwest Hoboken and the Long Slip adjacent to the Hoboken train yards to which the sewer project was connected.

Image of Drawing: N.J. Transit Hoboken Railyard. Aerial Photograph, Date Flown April 28, 1947. - Drawing

Drawing: N.J. Transit Hoboken Railyard. Aerial Photograph, Date Flown April 28, 1947. - Drawing

Drawing: N.J. Transit Hoboken Railyard. Aerial Photograph, Date Flown 4/28/47. Prepared by Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, 3/8/94. Scale: 1" = 200'. Sheet 24" x 36" (folded as received); printed photo image 16" x 21". PDF on file. The Erie Lackawanna Railroad and Ferry terminal area is outlined. Adjacent streets and the river are labeled along with the Long Slip Canal. The photographer or source company of the original is not indicated.

Image of Announcement: "We're Changing Stations." Erie Railroad handbill with notice that "Effective, Saturday, October 13 [1962], all Erie and N.J. & N.Y. trains will use the Erie-Lackawanna Terminal at Hoboken... - Announcement

Announcement: "We're Changing Stations." Erie Railroad handbill with notice that "Effective, Saturday, October 13 [1962], all Erie and N.J. & N.Y. trains will use the Erie-Lackawanna Terminal at Hoboken... - Announcement

Announcement: "We're Changing Stations." Erie Railroad handbill with notice that "Effective, Saturday, October 13 [1962], all Erie and N.J. & N.Y. trains will use the Erie-Lackawanna Terminal at Hoboken (with ferry service to and from Barclay Street, New York instead of Chamber Street.) Printed leaf, 3-1/8" high x 5-1/2" wide, printed one side. Because of the Saturday October 13th date and the mention of the Barclay Street ferry which was discontinued in 1967, this item is dated as 1962. It mentions that new timetables will be available October 1 so it is likely that this printed item was probably distributed from August onward. Note also that all trains were not moved to the Hoboken t

Image of Timetable (ETT): Erie Lackwanna R.R., New York Div.; Scranton Div. Time Table No. 4. Eff. Apr.24, 1966 / For Employees Only. - Timetable

Timetable (ETT): Erie Lackwanna R.R., New York Div.; Scranton Div. Time Table No. 4. Eff. Apr.24, 1966 / For Employees Only. - Timetable

Erie Lackwanna Railroad Company. New York Division; Scranton Division; New Jersey & New York Railroad (Horace Banta, Trustee.) Time Table No. 4. Effective April 24, 1966, Eastern Standard Time. For Employees Only. Softcover, 4-3/4" wide x 9-1/4" high, 181 pp. Hoboken is covered in the New York Division and the New Jersey and New York Railroad.

Image of New Jersey State Legislature Resolution saluting Hoboken Terminal on its centennial, Feb. 23, 2007. - Proclamation

New Jersey State Legislature Resolution saluting Hoboken Terminal on its centennial, Feb. 23, 2007. - Proclamation

State of New Jersey, The Senate and General Assembly, Joint Legislative Resolution by Senator Kenny and Assemblymen Stack and Vega re saluting Hoboken Terminal on its One Hundredth Anniversary, 2007. Printed leaf, 11" x 14" with two seals (Secretary of State; Clerk of the General Assembly), signed by Richard J. Codey, President of the Senate and Joseph J. Roberts, Jr., Speaker of the Assembly. Presented and read by Senator Bernard Kenny at centennial ceremony in waiting room at the Lackawanna Terminal, February 23, 2007.