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New Haven Railroad Station Signs

April 1st, 2000

The New Haven Railroad used a number of different standard station sign designs over the years. Unlike other New England railroads, which used porcelainized enamel on sheet metal station signs, all New Haven station signs were made of wood. Here are a few typical examples from the collection of Marc Frattasio.

Westchester, Ct.This passenger station sign, from Westchester, CT, represents the standard design which was used between before the turn of the century and 1955. Many of these station signs switched brown paint for black.

During the early summer of 1955 the New Haven retained Knoll Associates to redecorate a number of passenger stations in the McGinnis administration's new image red, black, and white colors. A number of standardized new image station sign designs came out of this effort, of which this sign, from Yarmouth, MA, is but one example.Yarmouth, Ma.

Mansfield, Ma.The Alpert administration had more important things to worry about between 1956 and 1961 than exactly following the Knoll Associates new image passenger station sign design specifications. This example, from Mansfield, MA, dates from the late 1950s or very early 1960s.

In 1964 the New Haven began to use passenger station signs which incorporated 3M's silver 'Scotchlite' reflective sheeting. This example is from Boston's Back Bay station.Back Bay, Boston, Ma.

Falmouth, Ma.This sign, from Falmouth, MA, is representative of the New Haven Railroad's standard freight station sign. Many of these signs used black paint instead of brown.

This sign, from Fox Point, RI, is an unusual example of a 'named' freight station sign. Most New Haven freight stations used some variation of the 'anonymous' example shown above.Fox Point, RI


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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