April 1929 Commutation Book

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Object Type

Ticket / Pass

H&FRHS Catalog ID


Date or Period

April 1929

Company Form Type



Mt. Lena, MD; Boonsboro, MD

Related Individuals

Roy Hoffman

Credit Line

Reuben L. Moss

Earliest Known Owner

Frank Tosh / Larry Hampton


2" x 5"

Storage Location

Binder 1 (Tickets/Waybills)


This book of tear tickets is an example of common “Commutation” or monthly commuter booklets provided to regular riders.  The specific passenger who used this booklet was Roy Hoffman of Mt. Lena, son of a company employee and a student who rode the trolleys from home to Boonsboro High School daily.

The book is stamped both on the cover and on each individual tags using “Employee”, “Boonsboro” and “Mt. Lena” station stamps.  The ticket tabs which would have been removed by the motorman in exchange for each trip were stamped so as to alternate between “From Mt. Lena to Boonsboro” and “From Boonsboro to Mt. Lena”

More Images of Ticket / Pass 17.02.01