• Here's an MTA Washington Birthday Timetable logo?

  • Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.
Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

  by jhdeasy
George Washington actually spent some time in Brooklyn in 1776, about 60 years before the LIRR was established. He may have ridden his horse where the Atlantic Terminal stands today.
  by freightguy
I don’t think we are allowed to celebrate that anymore. Supposedly he went between Port Jeff and Patchogue on what is now NYS Rt. 112.

The RMLI LIRR timetable collection has the Washington's Birthday special schedules from February 19, 1973
and as it turns out the timetable shown was one out of a set of ten issued for that single day...

What made these timetables interesting is that they were printed similar to the "old folder" schedules that
were discontinued during 1972 and were the last known TT group printed using the old format typefaces.

The time period between the second half of 1972 when the old folder timetables were discontinued and the
beginning of the color-coded Branch Line timetable issues of May 20, 1974 had only TDI station timetables
distributed to the public - these special February 19, 1973 timetables were an interesting exception.

The larger sized timetables contained one TDI advertisement each along with two using TDI typefaces.

The set of ten schedules were as follows:
4" by 5 1/2": Rockville Centre-Freeport-Babylon-Patchogue
Hicksville-Huntington-Port Jefferson-Ronkonkoma
Valley Stream-Far Rockaway-West Hempstead-Long Beach
These three timetables were in a "strip" format that folded out horizontally - similar to NY&LB North Jersey
Coast Line schedules from the 60s and early 70s.

4" by 8": Flushing-Great Neck-Port Washington; Ad: Nassau County Epilepsy Society
St. Albans-Springfield Gardens-Lynbrook; Ad: LIRR Group Fares (TDI typeface)
Queens Village-Floral Park-Hempstead; Ad: March of Dimes
New Hyde Park-Merillon Avenue-Mineola; Ad: LIRR Group Fares (TDI typeface)
East Williston-Glen Cove-Oyster Bay; Ad: March of Dimes
The last two 4" by 8" folders were for Riverhead-Greenport and Speonk-Montauk without advertising.

These 10 timetables all contained no visible evidence of any year in the print along with no form letters,
numbers or other coding to further identify these timetables. The GW cartoon character was on the cover
of all ten timetables in this one-of-a-kind obscure set which is an interesting LIRR rarity that is now
46 years old...MACTRAXX