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The New Haven Goes Back to Cape Cod

July 1st, 1998

In 1959 the cash-strapped New Haven Railroad discontinued the popular summer train service from New York City to Hyannis and Woods Hole on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, as part of the termination of Old Colony commuter service. Public reaction to the cancellation of the seasonal trains was such that the New Haven Railroad brought the Cape Cod service back during the summer of 1960 and operated it every summer afterwards up through 1964. Advertising materials are from the collection of Marc Frattasio. All images have been reproduced at approximately 10% actual size.

1960 Schedule'The New Haven Goes Back to Cape Cod', a renewed New Haven Railroad Cape Cod summer service advertisement from 1960. The 'Day Cape Codder' and the 'Neptune' were the New Haven Railroad's two New York - Cape Cod trains of the early to mid 1960s.

'The New Haven Goes Back to Cape Cod Again'. New Haven Railroad Cape Cod service train schedule from the summer of 1961.1961 Schedule

1962 Schedule'Take the Train and Start Your Vacation Enroute'. New Haven Railroad Cape Cod service train schedule from the summer of 1962.

'Your First Step to a Relaxing Vacation'. New Haven Railroad Cape Cod service train schedule from the summer of 1963.1963 Schedule

1964 Schedule'Take the Train to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket'. The trains made connections at Woods Hole with ferries operating to the popular vacation islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. New Haven Railroad Cape Cod service train schedule from the summer of 1964.

Front (right) and back (top) of Cape Cod vacation brochure that was mailed to households by the New Haven Railroad during the spring and summer of 1964.

1965 ScheduleThe New Haven Railroad did not run Cape Cod trains after the summer of 1964. During subsequent years the New Haven Railroad continued to publish a New York - Cape Cod schedule, however, this was actually a schedule for busses which connected with Boston bound trains at Providence, RI.


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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