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Travel Folders #4

October 1st, 2003

Despite its relatively small size, the New Haven was one of the most heavily passenger oriented railroads in the country. In fact, during the modern era, only the commuter heavy Long Island Railroad derived a greater proportion of revenue from passenger service. Over the years the New Haven published a huge variety of advertising folders to promote passenger travel. What follows are a small selection of typical New Haven Railroad travel folders. All items from the collection of Marc Frattasio.

Mayflower ToursThe New Haven's Mayflower Tours were similar to the Pilgrim Tours except that they were operated entirely within the railroad's New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts service territory. This Mayflower Tours folder dates from April 1939. 

This folder dated July 14th 1944 presents the schedules of through trains operated to and from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Canadian Points in cooperation with the Boston & Maine, Central Vermont, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, Maine Central, and Bangor & Aroostook railroads. During the war years vacation travel was officially discouraged by the railroad. However, there was still a lot of war related passenger travel necessary all across New England.Northern Points

Pilgrim ToursThe Pilgrim Tours were the New Haven's all expense paid tour packages. Pilgrim Tours were administered from the New Haven Railroad Travel Bureau in New York's Grand Central Terminal. They operated not only within New England but also to many locations outside the New Haven's direct service territory via connections with other railroads. This Pilgrim Tours folder dates from 1950.

This 1953 travel folder presents discounted weekend excursion fares to New York City from various points on the New Haven Railroad. The special discounted excursion fares were intended to help grow the passenger travel business during the weekends, when trains often ran under-capacity.Excursion Fares

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September 2003: Travel Folders #3

August 2003: Travel Folders #2

July 2003: Travel Folders #1

June 2003: The Berkshire Line

May 2003: Small Rectangular Travel Folders

April 2003: Football Trains

March 2003: Children's Dining Car Menus

February 2003: Sleeping Car Service

January 2003: Odds and Ends #6

December 2002: Old Saybrook China

November 2002: Platinum Blue China

October 2002: Grill Car China

September 2002: Diesel Builder's Plates

August 2002: Odds and Ends #5

July 2002: Odds and Ends #4

June 2002: Odds and Ends #3

May 2002: Odds and Ends #2

April 2002: New Haven R.R. Travel Bags

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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