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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).

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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

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
edited by Ryuk Oct 11
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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 (1,311 points) Oct 10
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