Phoebe Snow, an advertisers'
She was alive or so it seems.
She was the one to set the style.
And give her thoughts all the while
This feminine beauty all dressed in white.
Told us of her journeys on the Road of Anthracite.
Just a traveler when she began her career.
Now 100 years later she's still got you
by the ear.
(Poem in style of actual verses used for
Written by D. Lindeman & S. Moses)
***Phoebe Snow was a fictitious character
developed for advertising the DL&W.
During the ad campaign an actress was hired
to make public appearances and pose as Phoebe
Following is an excerpt from ISPWR…the
Play, in which Phoebe Snow is portrayed
as a living character***
I owe all of my success and my long career
to the Lackawanna Railroad. You see I was
the spokesperson for the DL&W you know,
the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad.
This railroad began using Anthracite instead
of soft coal as fuel in all of its passenger
locomotives and I was there to tell all
What is Anthracite you ask? Anthracite
is a hard coal unlike Bituminous coal, which
is a soft, dirty, icky coal. This new hard
coal produced fewer cinders and burned much
cleaner than the soft coal. I love Anthracite.
It's made train travel so much more enjoyable…and
The first mention of me was in the early
1900's, when I began riding on the lines
of the DL&W.
*Here is the maiden all in lawn.
Who boarded the train one early morn.
That runs on road of Anthracite.
And then she left the train that night.
She found to her surprised delight
Hard coal had kept her dress still bright.
READING ABOUT PHOEBE)