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Harlem Valley Transportation Association Posters

Harlem Valley Transportation Association Posters

The HVTA was a nonprofit citizens group of approximately 500 individuals, led by activist Lettie Gay Carson of Mount Riga and later Millerton. The group is largely remembered for fighting to retain both passenger and freight service along the upper Harlem Division in the 1960s and 1970s.

These posters were used to promote the Association in communities along the railroad line. The original set contained a total of nine posters, each highlighting a specific area the members wanted to seeā€¦

Date: 1960

Amenia station

Amenia station

Postcard view of the station at Amenia. Passenger service to Amenia was discontinued in 1972, and has now been converted into a rail trail.
Harlem Valley Transportation Association Logo

Harlem Valley Transportation Association Logo

The HVTA was a nonprofit citizens group of approximately 500 individuals, led by activist Lettie Gay Carson of Mount Riga and later Millerton. The group is largely remembered for fighting to retain both passenger and freight service along the upper Harlem Division in the 1960s and 1970s.

The logo was used on their printed documents and surveys sent to train riders.

Date: 1960

Harlem Valley Transportation Association Letterhead

Harlem Valley Transportation Association Letterhead

The HVTA was a nonprofit citizens group of approximately 500 individuals, led by activist Lettie Gay Carson of Mount Riga and later Millerton. The group is largely remembered for fighting to retain both passenger and freight service along the upper Harlem Division in the 1960s and 1970s.

The letterhead was used on their printed documents and surveys sent to train riders.

Date: 1960