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

February 1st, 1998

Here are some examples of New Haven Railroad freight service advertising materials from the late 1950s and early 1960s. During this period, much of the heavy industry upon which the New Haven Railroad depended was in the process of leaving New England or transitioning to trucks. Thus, there was a last-ditch effort by the New Haven Railroad to get this business back. Advertising materials from the collection of Marc Frattasio. All images have been reproduced at approximately 10% actual size.


1957 magazine ad This advertisement appeared in New England newspapers and business magazines around 1956 or 1957. Note, the New Haven Railroad's classic dwarf semaphore signals are long gone!
In 1958 the New Haven Railroad put on an industrial development exhibition in the city of New Haven, Ct. This brochure was handed out to people who visited this exhibition. 1958 brochure
This rare magazine advertisement, which promoted the New Haven Railroad's passenger and freight service, dates from 1958. The New Haven Railroad did not place many advertisements in magazines during the late 1950s.
This is a New Haven Railroad freight rate brochure from 1960 or early 1961. Just before the New Haven Railroad entered bankruptcy, the Alpert administration offered significant discounts on many freight rates in a last-ditch effort to attract more business. 1960 brochure
The New Haven cut its freight rates in a last-ditch effort to attract more business just before the Alpert administration declared bankruptcy in July 1961. This 1961 magazine advertisement was a part of this rate-cutting effort.
The 'Canadian Yankee' was a freight train which operated during the mid to late 1960s over the New Haven Railroad, Central Vermont Railway, and Canadian National Railway between New York City and Montreal Canada (with connections as far south as Washington DC). Canadian Yankee


January 1998: The Snow Trains

December 1997: Hotel Montclair Advertisement ca. 1939

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