Please help me locate an old New Yorker cartoon
March 15, 2015 10:10 AM   Subscribe

Not sure how to search for old New Yorker cartoon?

I don't remember the words of the caption. It was a favorite of mine; I had it framed on the wall, but took it down awhile ago and can't find it.

The cartoon depicts a commuter train filled with characters who look as if they belong on the Orient Express. It features a conventionally dressed businessman asking the conductor something like, "I take it this is not the 6:10 to Bridgeport" or something similar.

The idea is similar to this one: a little different.

Thanks so much, fellow cartoon aficionados!
posted by ragtimepiano to Society & Culture (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Did you try the New Yorker's own Cartoon Bank? Searching under "train" gives quite a lot of results...
posted by BlahLaLa at 10:15 AM on March 15, 2015 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Yes, BlahLaLa, I did; that's where I found the other cartoon, but had no luck with the Orient Express characters cartoon. Thanks for your answer.
posted by ragtimepiano at 10:19 AM on March 15, 2015

This one has the situation inverted, but memory is weird, so posting just in case.
posted by notquitemaryann at 10:35 AM on March 15, 2015

Did you try calling that number? I wonder if they can/will help.
posted by BlahLaLa at 10:35 AM on March 15, 2015

It's a Charles Addams, your recollection is pretty close, the caption is "No, this is not the 12:38 to Bridgeport." It appears on page 279 of the "The World of Charles Addams" collection.
posted by justkevin at 10:56 AM on March 15, 2015 [2 favorites]

Here's the image:
posted by justkevin at 10:58 AM on March 15, 2015

Here's the one justkevin mentioned.
posted by jabes at 10:58 AM on March 15, 2015

Response by poster: Thanks so much! I appreciate everyone's time in looking.
posted by ragtimepiano at 11:32 AM on March 15, 2015

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