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Name Railroad YMCA
Details Full name: Railroad Department, Young Men's Christian Association, Hoboken, N.J. Established July 19, 1889 for employees of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, Hoboken Ferry Company and United States Express Company. Location of the first facility was circa late 1889 in the second and third floors of DL&W Railroad Terminal. Published a monthly newsletter. (See library catalog for a broken run of issues: "Our Railroad Work" succeeded by "The Railroader.")

After the 1905 terminal fire, this YMCA was known to be at 21 Hudson Place on a temporary basis. (Another temporary address was 53 Washington St.) It did return to the new Lackawanna Terminal of 1907 at some date after it opened and a "Y" was in operation there apparently until about 1970. End date of operation not yet found.

Also known as: Rail Road Y.M.C.A. (YMCA); D.L. & W. "Y".
Number of Archive records 15
Number of Object records 1
Number of Library records 44
Number of Photo records 1

Associated Records

Image of New Year's Dinner Announcement Hoboken YMCA 1891 - Announcement

New Year's Dinner Announcement Hoboken YMCA 1891 - Announcement

Printed announcement of "A New Year's Dinner...in the Rooms of the Railroad Department, Young Men's Christian Association, Hoboken, N.J." New Year's Day, 1891. 5" x 7"w fiber-flecked yellow paper; printed one side, red ink.

Image of Six documents related to Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad employee's accident, Hoboken, August, 1901. - Documents

Six documents related to Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad employee's accident, Hoboken, August, 1901. - Documents

Six documents related to Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad employee's accident, Hoboken, August, 1901. Materials are in very poor condition; reference prints on file for research use. Digital images archived. Document 1: Delaware, Lackwanna & Western Railroad Co. Report of Injury to Persons. Form L-1. Printed form with holographic carbon entries. Dated August 15, 1901. Person injured was William Gallagher on track 49, Export Yard, Hoboken, on August 14, 1901. No witnesses to the accident. He was a brakeman. The crew members of the train on which he was injured are listed with their addresses of which three were from Hoboken. Nature and extent of injury: "Testicles injured slightly

Image of Membership card: The Railroad YMCA, Hoboken. Belonging to Fred Harrison, 1957. - Card, Membership

Membership card: The Railroad YMCA, Hoboken. Belonging to Fred Harrison, 1957. - Card, Membership

Membership card: The Railroad Young Men's Christian Association, Hoboken, New Jersey. Belonging to Fred Harrison, 1956-1957. 2-3/8" x 3-3/4" wide. (Note that the membership is "until October 31 of the calendar year indicated" and the number 1957 is typewritten on it - where a membership number is indicated, but appears to have been used for the date - so the year of issue was probably 1956.) It states on the card: Serving "Lackawanna Employees" Since 1889. [A wing of the Lackwanna Terminal was the Railroad Y.M.C.A.] This item was received with a D.L. & W. conductor's fare book, 1950-1956 (it is catalogued as 2008.012.0106.) which probably belonged to Fred Harrison.

Image of Booklet: "Points" for Railroad, Express and Ferry Men. Hoboken, 1891-1892. [Railroad Y.M.C.A.] - Booklet

Booklet: "Points" for Railroad, Express and Ferry Men. Hoboken, 1891-1892. [Railroad Y.M.C.A.] - Booklet

Booklet: "Points" for Railroad, Express and Ferry Men. Hoboken, 1891-'92. [Railroad Department, Young Men's Christian Association, Hoboken, N.J.] Pamphlet, 2-5/8" x 4" high, 16 pp. plus covers. "Points" concerns privileges offered to members by this YMCA. States inside front cover that it was "Organized, July 19, 1889." This booklet was first issued in October 1890 as it is mentioned in the first issue of their monthly newsletter, "Our Railroad Work", Vol. I, No. 1, Oct. 1890. This makes the 1891-1892 version, a second edition as it does have dated events for those years. Essentially a membership booket, "Keep in vest pocket for reference." It details membership cost, facilities ava

Image of Membership card: Railroad Dept., Y.M.C.A., Hoboken, N.J. Belonging to Jasper S. Allard, Expiring May 31, 1893. (Issued Hoboken, 1892.) - Card, Membership

Membership card: Railroad Dept., Y.M.C.A., Hoboken, N.J. Belonging to Jasper S. Allard, Expiring May 31, 1893. (Issued Hoboken, 1892.) - Card, Membership

Membership card: Railroad Department, Young Men's Christian Association, Hoboken, N.J. Belonging to Jasper S. Allard, Sustaining Member; Until May 31, 1893. (Issued Hoboken, 1892.) Printed heavyweight cardstock, 3-11/16" wide x 2-1/4" high; holographic entries for member's name, expiration date, general secretary (Neason Jones) and card number (425). This organization issued memberships for one year so year of issue would have been 1892. Reverse has "Note" regarding membership rules.

Image of Announcement card for Members' Meeting, Railroad YMCA, Oct. 6, 1896, Lackawanna Terminal, Hoboken. - Announcement

Announcement card for Members' Meeting, Railroad YMCA, Oct. 6, 1896, Lackawanna Terminal, Hoboken. - Announcement

Announcement card for Members' Meeting, Railroad YMCA, Oct. 6, 1896, Lackawanna Terminal, Hoboken. Printed cardstock, 2-1/2" x 4" wide. (May also be considered as a ticket or pass.) Railroad Department, Young Men's Christian Association, D.L. & W. R.R. Station, Hoboken, N.J. First Members' Meeting of the Season of 1896 - '97 on Tuesday, Evening, October 6th, at 8 p.m. in the R.R.Y.M.C.A. Lecture Room, D. L. & W. Depot. Mr. C.J. Hicks, International Railroad Secretary, will give a talk on "The Railroad Association Work in the United States and Canada."

Image of Report: Study of Erie-Lackawanna Railroad YMCA, Hoboken, Dec. 31, 1962. - Report

Report: Study of Erie-Lackawanna Railroad YMCA, Hoboken, Dec. 31, 1962. - Report

A Study of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Young Men's Christian Association, Hoboken, New Jersey, December 31, 1962. Thermographic (early photocopy method) facsimile leaves, 23 leaves plus typed cover, 8-1/2 x 11". PDF on file. Page 22 has secretarial date of 1/28/63. Cover note in contemporary holographic ink: Reported: 1963 SWR. This report covers about six years of the operations and finances of the Railroad YMCA which was located in the Erie-Lackawanna Terminal. It includes observations and recommendations regarding all facets of this longtime Y. There is significant detail about this now gone aspect of Hoboken and railroad life.

Image of Brochure: The Club. The Railroad Y.M.C.A., 53 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1906-1910. - Brochure

Brochure: The Club. The Railroad Y.M.C.A., 53 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1906-1910. - Brochure

Brochure: The Club. The Railroad Young Men's Christian Association, 53 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1906-1910. Printed single folio, 3-3/4" wide x 8-1/2" high; poor condition - split at fold; top left corner missing. Shield shaped inkstamp on front cover: Historical Library American Y.M.C.A. __ [last letter not legible]. The organization was founded in 1889. Text below. [cover] THE CLUB [logo The Railroad Young Men's Christian Association] 53 Washington St. Hoboken, N. J. [photo] Reading Room All leading Daily Papers, Monthly Magazines and Special Trade Journals. pp [2-3] Will You Have ___________ LOOK THIS OVER [cartoon illustration of bathroom] Bath

Image of Articles re Hoboken YMCA Hudson Hut; Railroad Association Magazine, Volume VIII, No. 1, Jan. 15, 1920.  - Report

Articles re Hoboken YMCA Hudson Hut; Railroad Association Magazine, Volume VIII, No. 1, Jan. 15, 1920. - Report

Hudson Hut, Hoboken. Railroad Association Magazine, Volume VIII, No. 1, January 15, 1920. 32 pp plus cover (lacking rear cover), 8-1/4" x 11-1/4" high; photos. One leaf clipped (pp 21-22) at bottom. PDF on file. Publication subtitled: The Organ of the Railroad Young Men's Christian Associations. Cover story with featured articles, testimonials, etc, with photos about the Hoboken YMCA Hudson Hut and other ones takes is the first half of this issue. A tribute to this support facility for the many service members of the Army and Navy (and merchant marine men) at the Port of Embarkation and Debarkation in Hoboken during World War I. Many people associated with the organization wrote arti

Image of Souvenir program: Second Anniversary Exercises of  R.R. Dept., Y.M.C.A., Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 5, 1891. - Program

Souvenir program: Second Anniversary Exercises of R.R. Dept., Y.M.C.A., Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 5, 1891. - Program

Souvenir program: Second Anniversary Exercises of the Railroad Department, Young Men's Christian Association, Hoboken, New Jersey, Thursday, November 5th, 1891 at 8 P.M. Companies Contributing to the Department: Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, United States Express, and Hoboken Ferry Companies. Booklet, 6-1/2" wide x 9-5/8" high, 24 pp. (plus one inserted leaf not in pagination between pp. 8-9) plus covers. Trimmed fore-edge. The organization was founded in 1889. The program for this celebration is on pages 11 and 13. Text pages are on the verso with all other pages including inside covers having advertisements for railroad suppliers and other enterprises (not imaged), none of wh

Image of Notice: Entertainment Bulletin for Tuesday, June 15, [1915]. R.R. Y.M.C.A., 53 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. - Letter

Notice: Entertainment Bulletin for Tuesday, June 15, [1915]. R.R. Y.M.C.A., 53 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. - Letter

Announcement: Railroad Department,Young Men's Christian Association, 53 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. Entertainment Bulletin for Tuesday, June 15, [1915]. Letterhead, 8-1/2" x 11"; typewritten, spirit duplicated; with signature of Henry Byrnes, Chairman Entertainment Committee. Invitation which listed the program with nine items: two lectures; a comedic presentation: music plus two soloists, singer Miss Helen McGrath, and a pianist, Mrs. J. B. Cartensen. Not an event just for the male members: Ladies and Gentlemen are cordially invited to the Hot Weather Entertainment. "Membership Tickets will be good for transporation on trains arriving at Hoboken just about 8 [pencil] O'clock."

Image of Directory of Public Officials, Educational, Civic & Charitable Organizations, Churches & Religious Congregations of the City of Hoboken. 1911. - Directory

Directory of Public Officials, Educational, Civic & Charitable Organizations, Churches & Religious Congregations of the City of Hoboken. 1911. - Directory

A Directory of Public Officials, Educational, Civic and Charitable Organizations, Churches and Religious Congregations of the City of Hoboken. Prepared by the Robert L. Stevens Fund for Municipal Research in Hoboken, Hudson Trust Building, 1911. Booklet, 6" x 9", 55 pp. Ex-library copy. Fully imaged; PDF (small & large) on file; full text as .rtf document and in notes. (Note to online users: text in notes only shown in this record to page 36 - see archives 2011.005.0166.01 - text reference record for pp. 35 to end.) A useful resource. Pages 43-55: "Name List or "Who's Who" in Hoboken's Uplift Work" plus the index of major organizations included (churches only in general by denominatio

Directory of Public Officials, Educational, Civic & Charitable Organizations, Churches & Religious Congregations of the City of Hoboken. 1911. Text reference record pp 35 to end. - Directory

A Directory of Public Officials, Educational, Civic and Charitable Organizations, Churches and Religious Congregations of the City of Hoboken. Prepared by the Robert L. Stevens Fund for Municipal Research in Hoboken, Hudson Trust Building, 1911. This is a text reference record only. It holds text in notes for online users for pages 35 to end - see primary record 2011.005.0166 for online text from beginning to page 35 in notes. (That record does hold all page images, full text and media attachments.) A useful resource. Pages 43-55: "Name List or "Who's Who" in Hoboken's Uplift Work" plus the index of major organizations included (churches only in general by denomination.) This Who's Who

Image of Local Agreements, Practices or Understandings Covering Working Conditions of Conductors on Morris & Essex Division, Including Scranton Terminal. 1957. - Agreement

Local Agreements, Practices or Understandings Covering Working Conditions of Conductors on Morris & Essex Division, Including Scranton Terminal. 1957. - Agreement

Local Agreements, Practices or Understandings Covering Working Conditions of Conductors on Morris & Essex Division, Including Scranton Terminal. Revised August 1, 1957 Booklet, 4" x 6", pp. 22. Full text is in notes. PDF on file. A manual detailing work rules for unionized conductors (union: Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen) on the Morris & Essex (M&E) Division of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. The M&E was managed from Hoboken which was the eastern rail terminus of the D.L. & W. Many references to Hoboken including the Hoboken Railroad Y.M.C.A. While issued in 1957, it was built upon and refers to agreements from 1948 and forward. ---- contract / union /

Image of Erie-Lackawanna R.R. Dept., Young Men's Christian Association, Hoboken, N.J., $5 Interchangeable Coupon Book. N.d., ca. 1960-1965. - Book, Coupon

Erie-Lackawanna R.R. Dept., Young Men's Christian Association, Hoboken, N.J., $5 Interchangeable Coupon Book. N.d., ca. 1960-1965. - Book, Coupon

Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Department, Young Men's Christian Association of Hoboken, N.J., Interchangeable Coupon Book. $5 Coupon Book. No date, circa 1960-1965. Printed paper; staple bound perforated leaves; stiff covers, 2" high x 5-1/8" wide. Unissued and unused. Book no. 14355E. Known as the Railroad Y.M.C.A.(or YMCA), the coupons with a value each of ten cents (five to a leaf) were "Good only for Meals, Lunches and Beds." This "Y" occupied the northwest corner of the Lackawanna (or Erie-Lackawanna) Terminal in Hoboken. Use of the Railroad Y was discussed in some agreements between the railroad and unionized employees. It served essentially as a cafeteria and/or hotel for some. Al

Image of Towel checks,4: D.L. & W. "Y", Hoboken; Rail Road Y.M.C.A. of Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1950s-1960s. - Token

Towel checks,4: D.L. & W. "Y", Hoboken; Rail Road Y.M.C.A. of Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1950s-1960s. - Token

Towel checks, two each from the D.L. & W. "Y", Hoboken; Rail Road Y.M.C.A. of Hoboken Hoboken; in 25 cent and 50 cent versions, no dates, circa 1950s-1960s. Stamped brass tag with hole; lettered in black. Twenty-five cent denomination: 1-3/4" diameter; fifty cent denomination: 1-1/2" scant wide x 1-3/4" high. Tag 1, round: Towel Check, 25¢, D.L. & W. "Y", Hoboken Tag 2, round: Towel Check, 25¢, Rail Road Y.M.C.A. of Hoboken Tag 3, rectangular: Towel Check, 50¢, D.L. & W. "Y", Hoboken This tag is the only one with a maker's mark; on reverse - H. Buchlein, Newark, N.J. Tag 4, rectangular: Towel Check, 50¢, Rail Road Y.M.C.A. of Hoboken

Railroader, The. Broken run of 28 issues from Vol. XII, No. 5, June,1902 to Vol. XX, No. 5, Oct., 1910. - Periodical

"The Railroader." Broken run of 28 issues from Vol. XII, No. 5, June,1902 to Vol. XX, No. 5, Oct., 1910. See related for all issues. Published by the Railroad Department, Young Men's Christian Association, Hoboken, N.J. Organization was established on July 19, 1889. Began publication, a montly, on October 1, 1890 as "Our Railroad Work," cf. library catalog 2001.126.0520. to .0530 for earlier issues. Title changed from "Our Railroad Work" to "The Railroader" with Volume III, number 7, April 1893. Each issue of this broken run is catalogued separately as library catalog 2001.023.0002.01 to 2001.023.0002.28. All pages are imaged and a digital reference print is stored with the item. The o

Image of Our Rail Road Work. Vol. I, No. 3, Dec. 1890. Published by the Rail Road Dept., Y.M.C.A., Hoboken, N.J. - Periodical

Our Rail Road Work. Vol. I, No. 3, Dec. 1890. Published by the Rail Road Dept., Y.M.C.A., Hoboken, N.J. - Periodical

Serial: Our Rail Road Work. Published by the Rail Road Department, Young Men's Christian Association, Hoboken, N.J. Volume I, No. 3, Dec. 1890. Pamphlet, 6-5/8" wide x 9-3/4" high (irregularly trimmed at top and fore-edge). Six leaves, pp. 17-28. Red ink rubber stamp on front page: Anniversary Number.

Image of Our Rail Road Work. Vol. I, No. 4, Jan. 1891. Published by the Rail Road Dept., Y.M.C.A., Hoboken, N.J. - Periodical

Our Rail Road Work. Vol. I, No. 4, Jan. 1891. Published by the Rail Road Dept., Y.M.C.A., Hoboken, N.J. - Periodical

Serial: Our Rail Road Work. Published by the Rail Road Department, Young Men's Christian Association, Hoboken, N.J. Volume I, No. 4, Jan. 1891. Pamphlet, 6-5/8" wide x 9-3/4" high (irregularly trimmed at top and fore-edge). Four leaves, pp. 29-36.

Image of Railroader, The. Vol. XII, No. 5, June,1902. Published by the Rail Road Department, Young Men's Christian Association, Hoboken, N.J. - Periodical

Railroader, The. Vol. XII, No. 5, June,1902. Published by the Rail Road Department, Young Men's Christian Association, Hoboken, N.J. - Periodical

The Railroader. Published by the Rail Road Department, Young Men's Christian Association, Hoboken, N.J. Vol. XII, No. 5, June,1902. Pamphlet, 6-5/8" wide x 9-3/4" high. Six leaves, pp. 45-56, plus cover. Began publication on October 1, 1890 as "Our Railroad Work," cf. library catalog 2001.023.0001. Each issue of this successor title is catalogued separately in library catalog, 2001.023.0002.01 to 2001.023.0002.28. See related. All pages are imaged and a digital reference print is stored with the item. The originals are very brittle.