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Notes on the Collection of Transfers

W. J. Sidis



To indicate the great variety in transfer-issuing units, we list the main descriptions of transfer-issuing units in the systems listed in Appendix A, in so far as the natures of those units are known to us. Each system will be referred to by the code used in Appendix A, and sub-systems will be referred to by the code used in Appendix B.

1Ai (1). Division.

1Ai (2). Exit station and direction.

1Aii. The entire system.

1Aiii. Route and zone, generally; general district transfers from a unit consisting of zone only.

1Aiv. Groups of divisions.

1Ci. The whole system.

1Ei. Individual route.

1Eii. Individual route.

1Fi. Individual route.

1Gi. Individual route.

1Gii. The whole system.

1Li. Division (or sub-division) and route combined. For general or special forms, division or sub-division alone. The New London Division forms a transfer-issuing unit by itself.

1Lii. The Main Line is a transfer-issuing unit by itself, the Stamford city portion counting as a separate unit. Also the two Port Chester zones of the Main Line, together with the Westchester Avenue Line, constitutes a unit for 3-cent transfers. For branch lines otherwise, Larchmont, Rye, and Port Chester each constitute a unit.

1Liii. The entire system.

2Ai. Individual route, usually but not always combined with direction. In the case of sub-systems 3 and 4, the sub-system. In the case of the 34th Street route, the route is combined with direction for free transfers but, for regular transfers (2-cent transfers) the route as a whole is the unit.

2Aii. In sub-systems 1 and 2, the individual route; sometimes combined with direction. In sub-system 4, route and direction. In sub-system 3, route and zone; occasionally also combined with direction.

2Aiii. Route, usually combined with direction.

2Aiv. Groups of routes combined with direction; or single route.

2Av. Station and direction.

2Avi. For 2-cent transfers, route and direction; for free transfers, route with or without direction. For agent's tickets, station, sometimes with direction. In the case of the Coney Island Avenue routes, the common part of all these routes together, south of Park Circle. combined with direction, makes the units.

2Avii. For so-called "conductor's transfers, route and direction (though sometimes direction is not combined). For other forms, route with or without direction. For agent's tickets, station. On Maspeth lines, zone is combined. 

2Aviii. Direction alone.

2Aix. The zoned section of the system makes a single unit.

2Ax. Before June, 1923, the units were route and direction combined. In the issue starting then, the whole system became the unit.

2Axi. Division (here equivalent to route).

2Axii. For issue of 1922, route and direction. For issue of 1923, the whole system.

2Axiii. The whole system.

2Axiv. Route.

2Bi. Individual route.

2Bii. The entire system.

2Biii. The entire system.

2Biv. Route; also a general form.

2Bv. Division (here equivalent to route).

2Bvi. Route.

2Ci. Sub-system.

2Cii. Individual Route.

2Di. For Newark lines, route and direction (except that for repeat forms of the Bergen, Kinney, and Clifton lines, direction is not combined). For continuation forms, station and direction. On Union and Trenton lines, the part of each outside Newark makes a separate unit, uncombined with direction. For identification slips (overlap receipts), route, sometimes combined with overlap zone. For regular and repeat forms on lines not passing through Newark, the individual route. The Weehawken and West New York lines formed a single unit.

2Dii. Individual route.

2Diii. The Newark line is a single unit for issuance of exit coupons. For other forms than those issued on that part of the system, the unit is the station in New Jersey, and the station and direction in New York.

2Div. Individual route.

2Ei. Groups of routes.

2Fi. Groups of routes.

2Gi. Individual routes, usually combined with direction. For depot and emergency forms, the division is the unit. On line 37, the part in Delaware County is a separate unit.

2Gii. Direction.

2Giii. Individual route (called division).

2Giv. Individual route.

2Gv. Division; here the Frankford-Torresdale route is one unit, and the remaining lines form another unit.

2Hi. Issue of 1923, route and direction; issue of 1924, route.

2Hii. Division.

2Hiii. Individual route. All Phillipsburg routes together form a single unit for the purpose of transfers to be used in Easton.

2Ii. Individual routes, or groups of routes.

2Iii. Entire system.

2Ji. Individual route.

2Jii. Individual route.

2Li. Individual route.

2Li Entire system.

2Liii. Entire system.

2Mi. Route and division.

2Mii. Route.

2Pi. Zone and groups of routes, or (for "5-cent area" forms) zone and division. These groups may be single routes.

3Ai. Route and direction.

3Di. Route and direction. For inter-company forms, the whole system.

3Dii. Division; for inter-company forms, the whole system.

3Diii. Route.

3Div. Direction alone.

4Ai. The whole system.

4Mi. Individual route.

4Mii. Individual route.

40i. Entire system.

40ii. City.

4Pi. Individual route.

4Pii. In Akron, type of vehicle; in Canton, individual route.

4Piii. Individual route.

4Piv. Entire system.

4Ri. Individual route.

4Ui. Individual route.

4Uii. Individual route.

6Ai. Individual route.

6Aii. The whole system.

6Aiii. Divisions.

6Di. Individual routes.

7Ai. Individual routes.

7Bi. The entire system.

7Bii. All shuttle lines together form one unit, the rest of the system forming another unit.

7Biii. Individual routes.

7Fi. Individual route.

8Ai. Groups of routes.

9Ai. Division and direction.

9Aii. Individual route.

9Aiii. The system.

9Aiv. Division and direction.

9Bi. In issue of 1920, individual routes. In subsequent issues, route and direction; but direction was not combined in the case of lines I, K and V; also all shuttle lines together form one unit, and all 5-cent bus lines together form one unit. For "special traffic transfers" and 10-cent bus tickets, the whole system excluding 10-cent bus lines is a unit; each 10-cent bus line being a unit by itself.

9Bii. Zone and type of vehicle (car or bus). In Los Angeles, east side and west side lines form separate units, each divided into two zones. The "Western Division" forms a single unit.

9Biii. Zone.

9Biv. Route and zone.

9Bv. Individual route; also a single form for Pine Avenue Division.

9Bvi. Individual route.

9Bvii. Individual route.

9Bviii. Individual route.

9Bix. Entire system.

9Bx. Individual route.

        Note that, of 100 systems listed, 56 use for the transfer-issuing unit the individual route, combined or uncombined, except for special exceptions. Of these, 33 systems use for the unit only the uncombined individual route, so that we may consider the individual route is the most common variety of transfer-issuing unit.


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