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Name Erie Railroad
Details Railroad that merged with the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad which had operated under that name in Hoboken from the 1870's until the merger with in 1960-61 when it becamed the Erie Lackawanna Railroad. (Name for the successor railroad is sometimes hyphenated as Erie-Lackawanna or abbreviated as E-L.) See Lackawanna Terminal.

The Erie also had operations, mostly freight, in Jersey City, in the area immediately to the south of Hoboken on the Hudson River and is now known as Newport.
Number of Archive records 54
Number of Object records 3
Number of Library records 8
Number of Photo records 32

Associated Records

Image of Booklet: The Lighterage System in the New York/New Jersey Harbor." Hudson Waterfront Museum, July, 1992.
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Booklet: The Lighterage System in the New York/New Jersey Harbor." Hudson Waterfront Museum, July, 1992. - Booklet

The Lighterage System in the New York/New Jersey Harbor. Publication of The Hudson Waterfront Museum in Conjunction with the Exhibition on the Lehigh Valley Covered Barge #79, Liberty State Park, New Jersey, July 1992. Booklet, 8-1/2" wide x 11" high. 32 pp. including covers ([i]-iv, 5-31,[32]), illustrated. 6 copies. An exhibition curated by and publication produced by Robert Foster and Jane Steuerwald. Several oral history accounts of working life in the marine division of railroads. Discusses rail transfer float vessels (barge) and repair.

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 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 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 Description of archival records of the D.L. & W. R.R. held by Steamtown NHS, National Park Service, Scranton, PA. - File, Document

Description of archival records of the D.L. & W. R.R. held by Steamtown NHS, National Park Service, Scranton, PA. - File, Document

Document: Description of archival records of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad held by Steamtown National Historic Site, National Park Service, Scranton, PA. List available in attached digital records in several formats: Excel spreadsheet (original); PDF (64 pages); RTF word document. Full text from spreadsheet is in notes, but not formatted and all may not display in online catalog. It is text searchable. List provided courtesy of Steamtown National Historic Site, National Park Service. All records in this list are their holdings; none are held by the Hoboken Historical Museum. Administrative records, reports and documents range from circa 1900 to 1960. Includes som

Image of Card, trade: Continental Hotel & Passenger Transfer Co., 101 Hudson St., Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1910-1914. - Card, Trade

Card, trade: Continental Hotel & Passenger Transfer Co., 101 Hudson St., Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1910-1914. - Card, Trade

Advertising trade card: Continental Hotel & Passenger Transfer Co., 101 Hudson St., Cor. First Stree[t], Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1910-1914. Printed cardstock, 3-5/16" wide x 5-1/2" high; printed in black. Not a postcard. A wealth of information about travel just prior to World War I. The date range is likely to be as stated since ocean liner passenger service essentially came to a halt in 1914 and the map on the back shows several transportation routes that were fairly recent such as the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad (although it does not show the route extending to Journal Square) and the Pennsylvania Railroad Tunnels. See notes for text. See archives 2013.005.0157 for this

Image of Map: southern Hoboken showing a drainage sewer along Jefferson St. &  the "Old Creek" (Hoboken Creek). No date, circa 1900-1910. - Map

Map: southern Hoboken showing a drainage sewer along Jefferson St. & the "Old Creek" (Hoboken Creek). No date, circa 1900-1910. - Map

Map: Printed map showing Hoboken south of Eight Street and west of Washington Street with a drainage sewer along Jefferson St. running to a box drain and to a basin on the south end of Hoboken. Also shown is the "Old Creek" (Hoboken Creek). No date, circa 1900-1910. Printed in black; 10-3/4" x 14" wide. Fold marks; poor condition. Map may be a sketch done at an earlier time and which was reprinted for inclusion as an accompanying document for a report no longer present. The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad yard is not shown, but it was in the area where the basin is drawn; it has been known as the "Long Slip."

Image of Timetable: Erie Railroad, Suburban Time Tables, Northern Branch, Eff. Apr. 26, 1959. - Timetable

Timetable: Erie Railroad, Suburban Time Tables, Northern Branch, Eff. Apr. 26, 1959. - Timetable

Erie Railroad, Suburban Time Tables, Northern Branch, Effective April 26, 1959. Single folio, 3-3/4" wide x 7-1/8" high, [4] pp. On page [1], front cover: "Train Designation Lights at Track Gates, Hoboken Terminal, Erie Railroad Trains will be indicated by Two Lights of the same Color, one above the other." It goes on to describe these platform code lights for three of their lines. Northern Branch was one of several Erie Railroad lines that ran to Hoboken and was later part of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad.That railroad discontinued passenger service on this line in 1966. The formal merger of the Erie and the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western did not take place until 1960, but since

Image of Timetable: Erie Lackawanna Railroad; N.Y.Division, N.J. & N.Y. R.R.; Employee Time Table No. 7; Eff. Apr. 26, 1964. - Timetable

Timetable: Erie Lackawanna Railroad; N.Y.Division, N.J. & N.Y. R.R.; Employee Time Table No. 7; Eff. Apr. 26, 1964. - Timetable

Erie Lackawanna Railroad Company; New York Division, New Jersey & New York Railroad; Time Table No. 7; For Employees Only; Effective April 26, 1964. Softcover book, green printed wrapper, 176 pp.; pasted in supplements. Extensive instructions, rules and timetables. Page two notes the lines that each company had prior to the merger and the rules (from 1952) that applied. Those lines that ran towards New York terminated at the Erie Lackawanna Terminal in Hoboken. "On that portion of the New York Division formerly known as the Erie Railroad" Main Line Bergen County Line Newark Branch Newburgh Branch Graham Line Crawford Branch Mongomery Branch Greenwood Lake Division Cald

Image of [Map] Letterhead of Union Terminal Cold Storage Co., N.Y., May 2, 1918, with pre-WWI map printed on back of N.Y.C. & N.J. transportation. - Map

[Map] Letterhead of Union Terminal Cold Storage Co., N.Y., May 2, 1918, with pre-WWI map printed on back of N.Y.C. & N.J. transportation. - Map

[Map] Letterhead of Union Terminal Cold Storage Co., New York [Jersey City, N.J.], May 2, 1918, with map printed on the back of New York City and New Jersey region depicting railroad lines (including tunnels), Hudson & Manhattan Railroad, Hoboken Ferry and other ferries, shipping terminals and piers. Single engraved leaf, 8-1/2" x 11" high, typed; printed reverse. Content concerns a freight bill of the D.L. & W. R.R. Co. (Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad) which was being forwarded to a customer of the cold storage company. (The D.L. & W. had a passenger terminal in Hoboken plus freight operations in Hoboken and Jersey City) The enclosure referred to in the letter is not present.

Image of Block Line. Tri-state Chapter [NRHS] Newsmagazine. Vol. IX, No. V, Oct. 1981. Hoboken [Terminal] Rededication Commemorative Issue. - Magazine

Block Line. Tri-state Chapter [NRHS] Newsmagazine. Vol. IX, No. V, Oct. 1981. Hoboken [Terminal] Rededication Commemorative Issue. - Magazine

Block Line. Tri-state Chapter [of the National Railway Historical Society] Newsmagazine. Volume IX, Number V, October 1981. Special: Hoboken Rededication Commemorative Issue. Booklet, 9" x 12" high, 24 pp. including covers. On file: PDF transcribed text images; Word file text only. Disks available. Attached images reduced size; high resolution on disks. The issue is devoted to the history of Lackawanna Terminal on the occasion of New Jersey Transit taking over operation of the terminal and the commuter / suburban trains of the former Erie Lackawanna Railroad. Text of article and captions for A COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF HOBOKEN TERMINAL by Frank Reilly, copyright 1981 are in notes.

Image of The Lackawanna. February, 1957. Volume 3, No. 11. - Newsletter

The Lackawanna. February, 1957. Volume 3, No. 11. - Newsletter

The Lackawanna. February, 1957. Volume 3, No. 11. Published by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, New York, N.Y. Booklet, 8-1/4" x 11" high, 24 pp. including covers; illustrated. Four punched holes in left margin. House organ for employees of the D.L.& W. which included those at the Lackawanna Terminal and related operations in Hoboken. Main offices were in New York and to which passengers could be ticketed for travel to or from, but the rail part of the trip would begin or end at Hoboken. Issue has some content about Hoboken. Notable is the "Cordial Welcome to Erie Veterans" on page 3. The Erie Railroad and D.L. & W. were in the process of "coordination of services and faci

Image of The Lackawanna. March, 1957. Volume 3, No. 12. - Newsletter

The Lackawanna. March, 1957. Volume 3, No. 12. - Newsletter

The Lackawanna. March, 1957. Volume 3, No. 12. Published by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, New York, N.Y. Booklet, 8-1/4" x 11" high, 28 pp. including covers; illustrated. Four punched holes in left margin. House organ for employees of the D.L.& W. which included those at the Lackawanna Terminal and related operations in Hoboken. Main offices were in New York and to which passengers could be ticketed for travel to or from, but the rail part of the trip would begin or end at Hoboken. Issue has some content about Hoboken. Page [2]: photo of Chef Rudolf Harris in a galley (kitchen) of a Phoebe Snow dining car at Hoboken; three school children from Summit, N.J. are on

Image of Hoboken Terminal history in Jersey Central Lines. Volume 2, No. 10, October 1981. - Magazine

Hoboken Terminal history in Jersey Central Lines. Volume 2, No. 10, October 1981. - Magazine

Jersey Central Lines. Volume 2, No. 10, October 1981. Published by Jersey Central Railway Historical Society, [Clark, N.J.] Booklet, 8-1/2" x 11" high, 40 pp., illustrated. About half of the contents is devoted to the history of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad (and the predecessor companies), the Lackawanna Terminal and current developments on the occasion of New Jersey Transit celebrating its takeover of the suburban passenger operations in Hoboken. A Hoboken Terminal Renaissance Festival was to be held on Oct. 3, 1981 to commemorate the official rededication of the Lackwanna Terminal as Hoboken Terminal. Cover, page [1]: Hoboken Terminal Renaissance. Photo of passenger train yard loo

Image of Timetable: Erie-Lackawanna RR, long distance routes, NY ... Buffalo ... Chicago. Eff. Oct. 30, 1960. - Timetable

Timetable: Erie-Lackawanna RR, long distance routes, NY ... Buffalo ... Chicago. Eff. Oct. 30, 1960. - Timetable

Timetable: Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, The Friendly Service Route; Between New York, Scranton, Binghamton, Elmira, Buffalo, Jamestown, Youngstown, Cleveland, Akron, Chicago. Effective October 30, 1960. Single leaf 9" high x 15-15/16" wide folded to 4" wide. No form number. PDF on file. The first schedule for long distance passenger service issued by the newly-merged railroads. Mainline service; trains operated from Hoboken (called New York Terminal in schedule.) See archives 2012.007.0089 for a schedule of the same date for service as far as Binghamton and Scranton. Merger of Erie Railroad and Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad took effect on Oct. 15, 1960. Named trains: Pac

Image of The Lackawanna. December, 1957. Volume 4, No. 5. - Newsletter

The Lackawanna. December, 1957. Volume 4, No. 5. - Newsletter

The Lackawanna. December, 1957. Volume 4, No. 5. Published by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, New York, N.Y. Booklet, 8-1/4" x 11" high, 28 pp. including covers; illustrated. Four punched holes in left margin. House organ for employees of the D.L.& W. which included those at the Lackawanna Terminal and related operations in Hoboken. Main offices were in New York and to which passengers could be ticketed for travel to or from, but the rail part of the trip would begin or end at Hoboken. Issue has some content about Hoboken. Page [2]: 4 photos with caption HOBOKEN TEACHERS Visit Lackawanna AMONG the visitors to the Lackawanna at Hoboken recently was a group of g

Image of Timetable: Erie-Lackawanna RR, N.Y.- Scranton - Port Jervis - Binghamton. Eff. Oct. 30, 1960. - Timetable

Timetable: Erie-Lackawanna RR, N.Y.- Scranton - Port Jervis - Binghamton. Eff. Oct. 30, 1960. - Timetable

Timetable: Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, The Friendly Service Route; Between New York - Scranton - Port Jervis - Binghamton. Effective October 30, 1960. Single leaf 7-1/4" high x 22" wide folded to 3-11/16" wide. Form no. 2. PDF on file. The first schedule for this passenger service issued by the newly-merged railroads. Trains operated from Hoboken (called New York Terminal in schedule.) See archives 2012.007.0088 for a schedule for the full long distance routes as far as Chicago. Merger of Erie Railroad and Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad took effect on Oct. 15, 1960. Named trains: Pacific Express The Owl The Westerner The Lake Cities The Twilight The Phoebe Snow Erie

Image of Ad, Erie Railroad: "We've Changed Stations"; re changing trains to Erie-Lackawanna Terminal, Hoboken; published in Trains, Dec. 1956. - Ad, Magazine

Ad, Erie Railroad: "We've Changed Stations"; re changing trains to Erie-Lackawanna Terminal, Hoboken; published in Trains, Dec. 1956. - Ad, Magazine

"We've Changed Stations"; full page ad by Erie Railroad as published in Trains: The Magazine of Railroading, December 1956, inside front cover. Clipped leaf, 7-3/4" x 11" high. Text is in notes. Note the Lackawanna Terminal at Hoboken is now called Erie-Lackawanna Terminal. Does not mention the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad except as referenced by the name of the terminal. Text discusses the three ways to reach Hoboken including Rockefeller Center Motor Coach, Barclay Street Ferry and the Hudson and Manhattan Tube Trains. Map at right shows the routes. It does not show street or highway routes in New Jersey for driving to Hoboken.

Image of Timetable & map: Hudson River Tunnels, Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Co., July 1909.  - Timetable

Timetable & map: Hudson River Tunnels, Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Co., July 1909. - Timetable

Hudson River Tunnels, Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Co., July 1909. Single leaf, printed two sides, 10-5/8" wide x 8-5/8" high folded to 2-3/4" wide x 4-3/8" high. The date of issue is significant as a new part of the line was to go into service on August 2nd. "Extension of Service On August 2, 1909, the portion of the Tunnel System between the Pennsylvannia Railroad Station (Exchange Place), Jersey City and the Erie Railroad Station (Pavonia Avenue), Jersey City, and the Lackawanna [Delaware, Lackawanna & Western] Railroad Station at Hoboken will be opened for travel, and on and after that date trains will run from the Hudson Terminal [New York] to Hoboken via the Pennsylvannia Railr

Image of Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. 1960 Annual Report with Statistical Tables. - Report, Annual

Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. 1960 Annual Report with Statistical Tables. - Report, Annual

Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. 1960 Annual Report with Statistical Tables. Booklet, 8-1/8" wide x 10-1/2" high, 36 pp. including covers. PDF on file. This is the first annual report, dated February 21, 1961, covering the year when the Erie Railroad and Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad completed their merger (effective October 17, 1960.) The report is relevant to Hoboken because the Lackawanna Terminal (now officially the Erie-Lackawanna) was the eastern rail terminus for passenger operations of the new railroad company. Since 1956, the Erie had been transferring operations from its Jersey City terminal to Hoboken. At both terminals, transportation for trips listed as New York require