H&F Commutation Book 10183

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Object Type

Ticket / Pass

H&FRHS Catalog ID


Date or Period

April 1929

Company Form Type

Form BK


Mt. Lena / Boonsboro, Maryland

Related Individuals

Roy Hoffman

Credit Line

Reuben Moss


2" x 5"

Storage Location

Binder 1 (Tickets/Waybills)


This is one example of a Commutation Book provided by the Hagerstown & Frederick Railway Company.  This particular book was purchased by Mt. Lena resident Roy Hoffman for travel between Boonsboro and Mt. Lena for school.

Commutation Books were booklets of tickets in various increments purchased by individuals who commuted regularly.  They were presented to the conductor or motorman upon boarding.  Some were booklets of small 3/4-inch tall tear tabs such as this booklet while others were full page tickets.  The crewman accepting fare would tear one from the book each trip and place it with the cash fares being accepted.

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