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New Haven Railroad Freight Station Signs

September 1st, 2004

The New Haven Railroad used many different types of signs on freight stations over the years. In some cases, standard sign designs were used. In other cases, one-off custom signs were used. Here are a few examples from the collection of Marc Frattasio.

Standard Design This is a standard 14" by 38" sign that was commonly used on freight stations in eastern Massachusetts throughout the 20th Century. These signs were produced in brown (i.e., Whitman, Falmouth, Buzzards Bay) and black (Bridgewater, Southampton Street) variants.
This 24" by 48" sign was bolted to the side of the freight station at East Providence/Fox Point, RI. It is a somewhat lengthened derivative of the standard wooden right of way sign used on the New Haven. Note, freight stations were called freight houses or freight offices on the New Haven. Fox Point
Dayville This 18" by 83" sign is from Dayville, CT. It is a standard design used at many locations across the railroad. Brown variations were also used and many if not most of these signs sported the railroad's "N. Y. N. H. & H. R. R." initials instead of the full name as here.
This 13" by 86" sign from Orleans, MA is derived from the standard McGinnis era passenger station sign of 1955. Similar signs were employed at freight stations in Bridgeport, CT and Nantasket Junction, MA. Orleans
Yarmouth This 23" by 36" sign from Falmouth, MA is another variant of the New Haven's standard wooden right of way sign. During the mid to late 1960s some freight stations, such as Holyoke, MA, were fitted with signs that were made from the railroad's standard aluminum and reflective silver Scotchlite right of way sign blanks. These signs featured the same NH used on passenger station signs of that era. This writer is interested in obtaining an example for his collection!
This huge 26" by 92" sign, which was suspended from a stone bridge that carried the New Haven's Braintree-Middleboro right of way over street level, pointed the way to the freight yard and station in Brockton, MA. Brockton


August 2004: Early Menu Covers

July 2004: Menu Covers of the 1930s Era

June 2004: Menu Covers of the 1940s Era

May 2004: The "Photomatic" Photo Machines

April 2004: Menu Covers of the 1960s Era

March 2004: Menu Covers of the 1950s Era

February 2004: Fun On The Train

January 2004: Travel Folders #7

December 2003: Travel Folders #6

November 2003: Travel Folders #5

October 2003: Travel Folders #4

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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