Special Excursions to the Sea-Shore and Mountains. Season of 1883.
A scarce bit of 19th-century Pennsylvania railroad ephemera
The Pennsylvania Railroad is trying to drum up business in 1883 and here make their appeal to the excursion committees of churches and societies. In New Jersey, Long Branch, Ocean Grove, Ocean Beach, Sea Girt were all possible destinations and rates were determined by the number of passengers booked for an excursion.
For those interested in New York, destinations to Coney Island, Brighton, Manhattan, and Rockaway Beaches, et al were destination options.
Excursion parties were expected to behave themselves, and refreshments for sale was forbidden [(p3)]. Excursions could go as far north as West Point on the Hudson.
Description: Special Excursions to the Sea-Shore and Mountains. Season of 1883.
[Pennsylvania Railroad Company. 1883.] , [1 (blank)pp. Brochure.Single sheet folded once. Contemporary ink numbers to head of first page, else fine.