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this font appears in an old Santa Fe RR timetable (1960s), also seen in older Santa Fe timetables and those of other RRs (and some airlines).

the numbers in left column are train departure times, and numbers in 'middle' column are miles from the starting city.  The station names are a different font, likely century schoolbook.
asked by archie Oct 10, 2017

2 Answers

+1 vote

I'm far from having 10% of Kevin's type knowledge... Always grateful to learn so much from him. 
To me, Hoefler Numbers Deuce could be considered as a nice digital alternative to No. 31 Lightface (if not a digitization).

answered by Ryuk (228 points) Oct 11, 2017
edited by Ryuk Oct 11, 2017
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Despite the date of your sample, I suspect that this was set in metal type using Time-Table Figures—custom, tabular aligning typefaces designed specifically for such applications.

Your sample resembles a style called No. 31 Lightface, which I found on page 600 of the American Type Founders (ATF) Specimen Book and Catalogue (published in 1923).

As far as I can tell, it has never been digitized....
answered by kthomps5 Expert (2,466 points) Oct 11, 2017