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Odds and Ends #1

February 1st, 2002

Here are a group of New Haven Railroad paper artifacts that have nothing in common other than the fact that each one is unusual and rarely encountered. All items from the collection of Marc Frattasio.

Equilease Truck Door DecalThe New Haven leased MOW trucks from a company called Equilease during the mid 1960s. Equilease was concerned that the bankrupt railroad might default on payments and wanted to be able to pull its trucks back and re-lease them as quickly as possible. Thus, this easily removable sticker was applied to each Equilease truck's door instead of a painted logo.

The New Haven put a Centrex telephone system in place during the mid 1960s. The new system allowed callers from inside or outside the company to place calls without having to go through a railroad telephone operator. This manual described the main features of the New Haven's new Centrex telephone system. Centrex Handbook

Two Day Round Trip StickerThis sticker was stuck on glass doors, walls, telephone kiosks, trash barrels, windows, etc., at passenger stations in the Boston area during 1962 to promote a special  round trip ticket deal to New York City.

Here is the front side of a wallet-sized pocket calendar that was issued by the New Haven Railroad during late 1955 for the year 1956.1956 Pocket Calendar - Front

1956 Pocket Calendar - BackHere is the back side of the 1956 pocket calendar. The New Haven is known to have issued at least two-wallet sized pocket calendars, one for 1955 (printed in late 1954 and decorated with the script monogram) and the one seen here for 1956. It is possible that the New Haven issued similar pocket calendars for other years but this writer has never encountered any others.

This attractive folder was issued during 1961 to promote the New Haven Railroad as the best way to travel during inclement weather.Bad Weather Folder


January 2002: Ladies' Day

December 2001: New Haven R.R. Locks

November 2001: The Streamlined Coaches

October 2001: The Comet

September 2001: Seashore Tours

August 2001: John Held, Jr. and the New Haven R.R.

July 2001: The East Wind

June 2001: The Rail-Auto Travel Plan

May 2001: Advertising Stickers

April 2001: Dietz Hand Lanterns

February 2001: Right of Way Signs

January 2001: Signal Lamps

December 2000: TDI Commuter Schedules

November 2000: To Florida on the New Haven Railroad!

October 2000: Local Schedules

September 2000: Train Service Cancellation Posters

August 2000: The New Haven Railroad Rail Charge Card

July 2000: Beverage Service!

June 2000: The Boat Race Trains

May 2000: Timetable Change Posters

April 2000: New Haven Railroad Station Signs

March 2000: The Key to New England

February 2000: Route 128 Station

January 2000: New Haven Railroad Cigarette Lighters

December 1999: The Dan'l Webster

November 1999: Postwar Travel Posters

October 1999: Modern Dining Car China

September 1999: New Haven Railroad Dining Car Service Pins

August 1999: New Haven Railroad Lapel Pins

July 1999: The 1939 New York World's Fair -- 60th Anniversary

June 1999: On-Train Ashtrays

April 1999: Matchbooks

March 1999: Pilgrim Tours

February 1999: Special Trains of the 1950s and 1960s

January 1999: Ticket Envelopes

December 1998: Holiday Advertising Material

November 1998: New York City Travel Advertising Material

October 1998: Boston Travel Advertising Material

September 1998: The Hurricane of 1938 -- 60th Anniversary

July 1998: The New Haven Goes Back to Cape Cod

June 1998: The 1964/1965 New York World's Fair

May 1998: Official Gifts of the McGinnis Era

April 1998: System Timetables

March 1998: Pre-War Advertising Brochures

February 1998: New Haven Railroad Freight Service Advertising from the 1950s and 1960s

January 1998: The Snow Trains

December 1997: Hotel Montclair Advertisement ca. 1939

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