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New Haven R.R. Travel Bags

April 1st, 2002

The New Haven Railroad distributed a wide variety of promotional items to shippers, passengers, and VIPs over the years. This month, we spotlight two different promotional travel bags.

Travel Bag FrontThis full-sized vinyl travel bag was distributed by the New Haven Railroad during the mid to late 1960s. Although the exact mechanism for distributing these travel bags is not known, they were most likely given away to freight shippers and first class passengers. It is known, however, that the bags were made available to railroad employees for $5.00 each.

The opposite side of the large travel bag features the New Haven's famous "Train Yourself To Relax" cartoon. This cartoon was a fixture on the New Haven's Form 200 public timetables and other advertising material during the mid to late 1960s. This travel bag is from the collection of Ted Polinski. Travel Bag Rear

Children's Travel BagThe New Haven distributed miniature travel bags made from cotton cloth to children who rode its trains during the mid to late 1950s. The small bag has the NH logo and "New Haven Railroad" printed on both sides. This children's travel bag is from the collection of Marc Frattasio, who is interested in acquiring one of the larger vinyl travel bags shown above. Contact me if you have an example in good condition that you'd like to get rid of.

PAST IMAGE PAGES

March 2002: Cost Saving Fare Promotions

February 2002: Odds and Ends #1

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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