The New Haven Railroad, Boston Travel Advertising Poster


Genre: Travel
Artist: Ben Nason
Year Printed: c. 1945
Size: 28" x 42.5"
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Originall Boston, The New Haven Railroad vintage poster. Archivail linen backed in A- condition. Professional restored edges. Ready to frame. Of the various New Haven Railroad posters that were produced after World War 2, this is one or the more rare and more difficult original vintage travel posters to find. Familiar historical sites in Boston pictured by day and by night in red, blue, orange and yellow. One in a series of seven posters issued by the New Haven Railroad after the Second World War, promoting New England vacation travel. The New Haven Railroad was formed in 1872 in a merger. The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, commonly known as the New Haven Railroad or simply, 'The New Haven', operated in the states of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. The New Haven operated freight and passenger trains over a Boston - New York City main line and a number of branch lines. From the time of 1890 - 1914 the railroad line was electrified from New York City to New Haven. However, the Second World War introduced the New Haven Railroad to the concept of mass dieselization. The then new Alco/GE DL-109 diesel passenger locomotives, which the New Haven bought in greater numbers than any other railroad, he New Haven Railroad was absorbed by the ill-fated Penn Central Transportation Company on January 1st, 1969.

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