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Happy Holidays from the NHRHTA!

December 9th, 1998

Here is a rare selection of Christmas and New Year's Eve related paper material which was used on the New Haven Railroad between 1935 and 1968. All materials from the collection of Marc Frattasio.

Mid 1930s New Year's Eve Train FlyerThis New Haven Railroad tear-off from the mid 1930s advertised 'The Times Square Special' which operated a round trip between Westerly, Rhode Island and Grand Central Terminal, New York on New Year's Eve with a stop at New London, Connecticut in both directions.

This tear-off from the mid to late 1930s also promoted the 'Times Square Special' to and from New York City on New Year's Eve. However, this tear-off promoted the section which originated in Waterbury, Connecticut. The 'Times Square Special' ran in a number of sections on New Year's Eve.Mid 1930s Flyer

Proof SheetThis is an original Wendell R. Colson Company, general advertising agents, proof sheet for a 'Times Square Special' newspaper advertisement from the mid to late 1930s. Artwork proof sheets of advertising copy, such as this one, were sent by the various advertising agencies retained by the New Haven to the railroad for final approval prior to being run in newspapers or magazines.

This attractive Christmas and New Year holiday train tear-off, for train service between Boston and New York City, was posted on the New Haven Railroad between December 1938 and January 1939.Holiday

Dining Car Table CardThis card was placed on the seats of all intercity trains operating on the New Haven on Christmas Day 1944 to let service men and women aboard know that they were entitled to a free dining car meal complements of the railroad.

This tear-off promoted the New Year's Eve 'Times Square Special' trains which operated on New Year's Eve 1958/1959.1958 Flyer

1968 FlyerThis tear-off promoted a special Christmas shopping excursion train which operated between Boston and New York City on Saturday December 14th, 1968.

The New Haven Railroad often printed a special Christmas menu which was used on trains on December 25th. This Christmas menu was used on cafe cars on December 25th, 1968. Note that for Christmas, the normal post 1955 New Haven Railroad red, black, and white corporate colors have been replaced by traditional red, green, and white Christmas colors!Christmas Menu


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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