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1882 Erie and Chicago Railway Folder

1882 Erie and Chicago Railway Folder


 Map & Time Tables of the Erie and Chicago Line. Passenger Route. November 1882

Interior view of Pullman Hotel Coaches, running via Erie & Chicago Line

“The Erie & Chicago Line is the only route running Pullman Palace Hotel Coaches from Chicago to New York leaving at 5:40 p.m. and the only route by which passengers from the North-West can connect at Chicago and secure locations in these Palace Hotels on Wheels. The Elegant Family Rooms are a feature of these cars on this line. All the delicacies of the season at popular prices.”

4 panels are timetables – for the through train and for connections.

4 panels are promotional information. Such as:

“The shortest and quickest route to Ashland, Akron, Ravenna, Youngstown, and Warren, O.; Meadville, Oil City, and Corry, Pa.; Jamestown, N.Y., Bradford, Rochester, Olean, Hornellsville, Elmira, Binghamton, Albany, N.Y. and All Eastern Points! Take the E. & C. Line for Comfort.”

“Reasons why you should travel by the E.& C. Route” (there are 5 reasons stated).

Of particular interest is the intricate illustration of the dining car, with very well-dressed people enjoying their tables filled with food, served by a young black waiter.

The full spread map inside the folder shows the Erie and Chicago Line (passenger route); Pittsburg, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad (Chicago and Mansfield); and the New York, Pennsylvania & Ohio and Erie Railways (Mansfield and New York).

The cover of this folder is stamped by Bonnell ticket agency, Lincoln Nebraska.

Condition: very good overall. There are 5 very small holes along the horizontal folds. There is another hole not on the fold that measures approximately 3/16th x 5/16th inch and does not appear in any of the illustrations. There are no stains, discoloration or tears. Corners are sharp. Size open is 20.00 x 16.00 inches.

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