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Football Trains

April 1st, 2003

The New Haven Railroad operated special Football Trains that took collegiate football fans to games played at various colleges in and around its service territory such as Boston College, Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Fordham, Harvard, New York University, Princeton, and Yale. Here are a selection of Football Train advertising folders dating from the mid to late 1930s and early 1940s. All items from the collection of Marc Frattasio.

Football Trains This Football Train folder is for a Yale vs. Harvard game that was played on November 24th, 1935 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The folder presents the schedules for a number of special trains to take spectators, mostly alumni and family members, to New Haven from Boston, Providence, New York, and Philadelphia and then return them home after the game.
This unusual football-shaped Football Train folder presents the dates and locations of nearly every collegiate football game conducted in and around the New Haven's service territory during the fall of 1936. Football-Shaped Folder
Football Trains This cover design was used on Football Train folders for a number of years during the late 1930s. This folder lists nearly all the collegiate football games conducted in and around the New Haven's service territory during the fall of 1939. The games are presented in scorecard form, permitting a football fan to track the scores of his or her favorite team throughout the football season.
This colorful Football Train folder presents the schedules for special trains from Boston and New York City to New Haven, Connecticut for a Yale vs. Harvard football game played at the Yale campus on November 23rd, 1940. Football Trains
Football Trains This Football Train folder, a booklet actually, presents nearly all the collegiate football games taking place in and around the New Haven's service territory during the fall of 1941, the schedules of special and regular trains from a number of locations along the railroad, and also presents some of the amenities available on such trains (like dining car service, parlor car service, sleeping car service, etc.).


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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