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Timetable Change Posters

May 1st, 2000

The New Haven Railroad changed its system timetables at least twice every year. Generally timetables were changed on Sundays in April and October. However, the railroad's schedules change at any time if trains were added to the schedules or (as was more likely as time went on) abolished. To alert passengers to the availability of the new timetables, the railroad posted special timetable change posters at all stations. Here are a few typical New Haven Railroad timetable change posters which were used between the 1930s and the 1960s. All material from the collection of Marc Frattasio.

Here is a typical example of the kind of posters which were used between 1930 and 1955. Earlier posters were similar in design but had 'New York, New Haven and Hartford' spelled out along the bottom.

This poster at right used an alternate design which was frequently used prior to 1955. Timetable change posters were generally made from stiff card. Examples printed before 1955 were typically printed with black ink on white or off-white card.1940s Example

Mid to Late 1950s ExampleAfter 1955, timetable change posters were often printed using colored ink on colored or white cards. The McGinnis NH logo was also commonly incorporated into designs.

This alternate design, which did not include the NH logo, was also used from time to time during the late 1950s and early 1960s.Late 1950s to Early 1960s Example

FL-9 1The New Haven made frequent use of this front view of an EMD FL-9 locomotive in promotional materials produced during the 1960s.

This timetable change poster shows the FL-9 in an alternate position. FL-9 2


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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