South Side Rail Road - S.S.R.R.
SSRR-pass_7-20-1872.jpg (44181 bytes) SSRR-pass-back_7-20-1872.jpg (42715 bytes)1872 R. H. Johnson and wife account of Erie Railway from Brooklyn to Amityville and return until 7/20/1872
Superintendent: C. N. Douglas
SSRR-pass_11-25-1872.jpg (50001 bytes) 1872 Rufus Johnson and wife account of Erie Railway from Brooklyn to Amityville and return until 11/25/1872
1873 Seth E. Marsh - Chief Engineer New Haven, Middleton and Willimantic Railroad 1873
Superintendent: L. S. Canfield

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SSRRpass1873back.jpg (18032 bytes) 1873 South Side Railroad of Long Island 
Issued to:  J. M. Belden J. M. Belden, Esq., Sect. (Secretary) Hartford, Providence & F. (Fishkill) Railroad.
General Manager is “H. G. Smith"  Research: Dave Keller

1873 South Side Railroad ticket September "9"

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South Side Railroad September 1878 Blank Pass
SSRR-Pass-blank_1873.jpg (93147 bytes) 1873 South Side Railroad of Long Island blank 
Superintendent: C. N. Douglas
1874 South Side pass.jpg (26302 bytes) 1874 South Side pass back.jpg (15696 bytes) 1874 South Side Railroad of Long Island
Long Island Rail Road Passes

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1876 Isaac Sherwood - Acct. of Director "F.N.S. & Ct R. R." 

Long Island Rail Road Co., Lessee, F.N.S. & C.R.R. and Southern R.R. of LI. (Flushing, North Shore and Central Railroad) Countersigned by E.B. Hinsdale, Secretary.  (Elizur B. Hinsdale) former President of the Woodside & Flushing Railroad, which was reorganized into the Flushing and North Side Railroad in 1868) and signed by  Conrad Poppenheusen, Vice President.

lirr12-31-1877.jpg (29408 bytes) 1877 Isaac Sherwood - Acct. of Director "F. N.S. & Ct R. R." 

Long Island Rail-Road Co., Lessee, F.N.S. & C.R.R. and Southern R.R. of LI. Countersigned by E.B. Hinsdale, Secretary and D.N. Ropes, President. (David N. Ropes was President of the LIRR for part of the years 1876 - 1877)

lirr12-31-1878.jpg (21500 bytes) 1878 Isaac Sherwood - Acct. of Director "F. N.S. & Ct R. R." 

"Long Island Railroad and Leased Lines" and it is printed on white paper stock. Pass is signed by T.M. Sharp (Receiver). In the fall of 1877 due to large fixed charges and rising debt, the Long Island Railroad passed into the hands of Thomas M. Sharp, Receiver. It remained in Receivership for the years 1877 to 1881.

1878 3rd Quarter All Stations from LI City    

1881 Pass X.C. Stewart signed by President Austin Corbin    
Manhattan Beach Division Annual Pass blank unsigned 1880's    
1890's Trip pass LI City to Manhattan Beach signed by Howard Mapes Smith - Traffic Mgr. 4/02/1888 to 4/12/1901    
1893 Pass to Hempstead from LI City or Flatbush Ave.    
1895pass.jpg (24904 bytes) 1895 Pass signed by President Austin Corbin    
LIRR_American-Railway_Accounting-Officers_pass-1896.jpg (85447 bytes) 1896 American Railway Accounting Officers
1903 Agent between LI City and Manhattan Beach 1905 Asst. Sec. PRR
1904FerryPass.jpg (41951 bytes) 1904 Clerk, Secretary's Office Fred C. Scudder 1904FerryPassReverse.jpg (45384 bytes) Stamped "GOOD OVER FERRY" 
Script: Good on Annex Boat
1905FerryPass.jpg (31530 bytes) 1905 Clerk, Secretary's Office Fred C. Scudder 1905FerryPassback.jpg (35359 bytes) Stamped "GOOD OVER FERRY" 
Script: Good on Annex Boat

The endorsement reads "Good on Annex Boat". The Annex Boats were operated by the PRR from Exchange Place in Jersey City to Downtown Brooklyn. This was one way Long Islanders connected with Pennsylvania RR Trains.

After the opening of Pennsylvania Station in 1910, the ferry service was replaced with two railroad shuttles using MU cars. One operated hourly by the PRR from Exchange Place to Penn Station, and the other operated by the LIRR from Penn Station to Brooklyn via the Glendale Cut-off and Woodhaven Junction. The fare was 30 cents.

The LIRR portion was the first line from Penn Station to be discontinued on August 31, 1911.

It should also be noted that Fred Scudder became President Baldwin's secretary, and as such had a huge number of passes from other railroads which would exchange with the LIRR President's Office.  In his position he would serve as an officer to the LIRR's affiliated companies for his 30+ year tenure. His name can be found in the annual reporting of many of the LIRR's trolley and ferry operations as Secretary of those companies during the Baldwin era. Fred Scudder lived in Babylon and was not related to a retired recently LIRR Transportation Secretary with the same surname.

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1907 Gen. Pass Agt. for N&W LIRR steamboat operation.jpg (20072 bytes) LIRR steamboat operation
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1909 Long Island Express Co. Chief Clerk to Pres. & Gen. Mgr. allows free transport of an employee's goods for the entire year.!

pass1910.jpg (9891 bytes) 1910 Asst. Sec. PRR

1913 Asst. General Solicitor, Erie RR
1914  Sister of  Signal Inspector, MOW Dept. LIpass1914sm.jpg (43506 bytes) 1914 Solicitor, Western Union Telegraph Co.  Archive: Art Huneke
lirr1915pass.jpg (58224 bytes) 1915 Vice President
Detroit & Mackinac Railway Co.


1915-pass_ Superintendent_Philn-Balt-Wash-RR.jpg (23720 bytes) 1915 Superintendent, Maryland Div'n. 
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington Railroad
Pere-Marquette-RR_Receiver_1916_LIRR-pass.jpg (24158 bytes) 1916 Pere Marquette RR Receiver  1916pass-stenographer.jpg (26242 bytes) 1916 Stenographer to the President

1917 Wife of Chief Clerk
Pas15233LIR.jpg (32130 bytes) 1921 R. C. Burns Asst Engr Office of Mech. Engr. LIpass1924sm.jpg (41185 bytes) 1924 Engineman 01/01/1924 Archive: Art Huneke 
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LIRR 1st MU  Electric Train to Babylon 5/20/1925
LI1925passhuneke.jpg (41834 bytes) 1925 Wife of Asst. Sec. PRR 
LIRR logo change Archive: Art Huneke
Pass-1928_VP-Secretary_Erie.jpg (35625 bytes) 1928 VP & Secretary Erie RR
1930 PRR Chief of Motive Power entire system
LIpass1932sm.jpg (40916 bytes) 1932 Wife of Track Supervisor
Archive: Art Huneke
1935freightagent.jpg (21195 bytes) 1935 Traveling  Freight Agent from Georgia Central RR 
MKT-GeneralPassAgent-pass-1936.jpg (33922 bytes) 1936 MKT General Passenger Agent    1936 Treasurer Central Vermont Railway
1937  PRR Sup. Draftsman    
Pass-1937_Assist-Superintendent_NYNH&HRR_GaryEverhart.jpg (42144 bytes) 1937Asst. Supt. NYNH&H RR 
Archive: Gary Everhart
1939 PRR Block Operator Wife NOT valid on LIRR specific trains
westernunionsup1939.jpg (29848 bytes) 1939 General Sup't Western Union & Telegraph 1939  Draftsman Archive: Richard Glueck  
1940 Wife of Movement Dir. 1940 Wife of Clerk
asst_trainmasterpass41.jpg (17778 bytes) 1941 Asst. Trainmaster Pass

1943 Wife of Clerk

lirr-yardconductor.jpg (27774 bytes) wpe27.jpg (10810 bytes) 1944 Yard Conductor Pass front/back    
1944 Brakeman 1944 Conductor
clerk1945.jpg (36635 bytes) 1945 Clerk
1949 laborer 1953-54 School Pass, School Pass 1955-56 (Goodfellow)
lirrstrikepass.jpg (7152 bytes) LIRR Strike Pass  1955-56 entire system blank
lirrpasschiefofpolice1955.jpg (25708 bytes) Chief of Police 1955  1955-56 entire system blank
lirrpass1955gangforeman.jpg (36939 bytes) 1955-56 Gang Foreman 1959 Long Island Rail Road Co Fireman Pass Between All Stations front.JPG (31577 bytes) 1959 Long Island Rail Road Co Fireman Pass Between All Stations.JPG (43888 bytes)

1959 Fireman Pass

1959 Wife of Director Pass    
Floral Park Grade Crossing Elimination pass_6-28-1962.jpg (49749 bytes) Floral Park Grade Crossing Elimination 6/28/1962  
Douglaston Station "Three-D Society" 07/26/62 
Archive: Big John

1964 system blank IslipNewStationDedicationPass-BradPhillips.jpg (36949 bytes) Islip New Station Dedication Pass 12/07/63 Archive: Brad Phillips
1964 system blank lirrpassharrisoneng.jpg (15508 bytes)

1964 Harrison Engineer Pass

BabylonNewStationSouvenirPass_09091964BradPhillips.jpg (60933 bytes) Babylon New Station Souvenir Pass
09/09/1964 Archive: Brad Phillips
lirrhighlevelhipsterpassHicksville09-12-64.jpg (21811 bytes) 9/12/64 Hicksville "High-Level Hipster" Dedication
Archive: Big John
1964 Son of General Roadmaster
Archive: Richard Glueck
Dashin Dan Lifetime lirrurbonautpass1966.jpg (72579 bytes)
10/09/ 1966  "Turbonaut" Garret Turbo train, GT1 Gas turbine car that was stored on the tail of the wye at Ronkonkoma Collection: Al Castelli 
Historical Data:  Dave Keller
1969-1970 Son of Asst. Engineer of Track
Archive: Richard Glueck
LIpass1970sm.jpg (31526 bytes) 1970 Asst. to Train Director
Coll: Art Huneke
1974 Staff Engineer MW - Retired
Archive: Richard Glueck
1974 Wife of Staff Engineer MW - Retired  Archive: Richard Glueck
LIpass1976sm.jpg (47628 bytes) 1976 Asst. to Train Director Coll: Art Huneke



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Little Legion Card front/back  Info/Archive: Brad Phillips - Legion of Influential Rail Riders


LIRR/MTA Train Director  A. T. Desant, Jr. 1979

1979 Pass back: Conditions

LIRR/MTA Block Operator A. T. Desant, Jr. and wife passes 1980
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J. C. Valick:  Captain of  Police LIRR late 
1950's and 60's,  Jamaica, NY

1914 with Keystone Logo
 Gen. Mgr. - Champlain Trans. Co. 

Earliest known use, thus far, of the Keystone on an OFFICIAL LIRR item. The “LIRR” isn’t intertwined and the word “LONG ISLAND” is spelled out, it is the Keystone, nonetheless, and in use in 1914. Research: Dave Keller


Signed by was James A. McCrea - LIRR General Manager



Trip passes were issued by all RR’s and provided to employees of other railroads, usually just for “official” business.  If you were traveling on personal business/vacation and weren’t eligible for a trip pass, you could get a half-rate order (i.e., the foreign road would charge you one-half of the regular rate; Pullman accommodations had to be paid in full).

Trip passes were for a single trip (usually a round trip).  On completion, the conductor would take up the pass and turn it in to the auditor with his other lifted tickets. Annual passes were just that, good for an entire year (sometimes more to save the cost of issuing annually to long-time employees).  The bearer would just flash the pass and the ride was free.  The conductor did not take the pass and, once expired, the bearer could keep it or toss it. 

Annual passes were given to selected employees and their families as well as to certain foreign road employees of significant position.  Senior retirees often were given lifetime passes, as you’ve posted.  Many passes were restricted to prohibit use on key named trains (as can be noted on the 1943 PRR pass you’ve posted).  Pullman also issued passes for accommodations but they went, usually, to senior managers only unless sleepers were needed in carrying out a particular job. 

I (and my wife) did a LOT of traveling on half-rate orders all over the US when I was on military leave from the LIRR.  When I was actively working and carrying my LIRR pass, most (not all) foreign conductors would honor the LIRR pass for a coach ride.  My best “score” on that account was a free ride on the Erie-Lackawanna from Hoboken to Chicago on the Lake Cities.  Lots of trips on PRR name trains from NY to Philadelphia.  PRSL and the IC would NEVER take my pass. Archive/Info: Brad Phillips

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Retired LIRR Ticket Clerk Thomas Bayles took me on a coach trip to Bridgeport, CT about 1967 or 68. He carried me on his LIRR pass into Penn Station and when we got our connection from GCT on the New Haven, he had the option to show the conductor either his LIRR pass or his Pennsy pass, which he was also issued. 

He opted to show his LIRR pass and we got to ride free.  The conductor said to him "Good thing you didn't show me a Pennsy pass. . I'd have thrown you off the train." Obviously the conductor wasn't afforded a free ride on the Pennsy sometime back using his New Haven pass. . . . and he was about to return the favor. Info: Dave Keller