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THE   BROOKLYN   &   JAMAICA   RAIL   ROAD
THE   LONG     ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD
and    ATLANTIC   AVENUE     PART   THREE


EAST   OF   WOODHAVEN   BOULEVARD


1848 AND 1849 TIMETABLES FROM THE "LONG ISLAND FARMER"




FROM   THE   BROOKLYN   DAILY   EAGLE








Go to ---->1852   TIMETABLE


AN 1852 TICKET TO HEMPSTEAD BRANCH (MINEOLA)



CHANGE AT HEMPSTEAD BRANCH FOR THE HORSECAR TO HEMPSTEAD
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1855 NINETY DAY COMMUTATION TICKET
BROOKLYN TO THOMPSON STATION


IF THE BACK OF THIS 1855 TICKET WAS UP TO DATE
HEMPSTEAD SERVICE WAS STILL PROVIDED BY HORSECAR.



Visitor William H. Frohlich, LIMP Historical Panel and former Babylon
Town Historian, shares with us this engineer's drawing of an 1856 locomotive


THANKS   BILL!


BROOKLYN AND JAMAICA PROPERTY EXTENDED AS FAR EAST AS
ROCKAWAY TURNPIKE.   THE LONG ISLAND STATION WAS EAST THEREOF.




BROOKLYN'S     DREAM

THE RAILROAD WAS EXPELLED AND THE TUNNEL CLOSED TO ATTAIN THIS


THE NEW YORK & JAMAICA RAIL ROAD COMPANY WAS CHARTERED SEPTEMBER 3,
1859 TO BUILD FROM JAMAICA TO HUNTERS POINT AND OPENED MAY 10, 1861


IN 1861 THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD WAS PAID BY THE CITY OF BROOKLYN
TO CLOSE ITS TUNNEL AND ABANDON SERVICE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS.


HUNTERS   POINT   BECAME   THE   NEW   TERMINAL.

go   to   ----- >   THE   NEW   YORK   &   JAMAICA   RAIL   ROAD   COMPANY

Kevin Kinsella writes:
"Thought I'd send this in case of interest.
It's from the front page of "The Evening Post" of New York, dated 15 May 1861.
Great website you have."




THANKS   KEVIN!


THE MAY 11, 1861 AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL REPORTED:
"ON THE SIXTH INST THE FREIGHT TRAINS COMMENCED RUNNING BETWEEN GREENPORT AND THE DEPOT AT HUNTERS POINT.   SINCE THAT DATE NO FREIGHT TRAIN HAS BEEN STARTED FROM THE SOUTH FERRY DEPOT,   AND NO FREIGHT HAS BEEN RECEIVED AT THAT POINT SINCE THE 4TH.   AN OFFICE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AT THE JAMES SLIP FERRY,   NEW YORK SIDE,   BOTH FOR THE RECEIPT AND DELIVERY OF FREIGHT.   PASSENGER TRAINS ALSO COMMENCED RUNNING TO AND FROM HUNTERS POINT ON THE 10TH.   HEREAFTER PASSENGERS FOR THE TRAINS WILL TAKE THE FERRY BOAT AT JAMES SLIP, OR AT 34TH STREET FOR HUNTERS POINT."


EMPLOYE   TIME   TABLE   NUMBER   32   OF   JUNE   6,   1861   DOES   NOT   SHOW   NEW   YORK   AND   FLUSHING   JUNCTION   OR   A   STATION   AT   WINFIELD   BUT   DOES SHOW   NEWTOWN,   STATION   ONE   AND   ONE   HALF   MILES   EAST   OF   WOODSIDE



THIS LIST OF TICKETS SOLD AND 1862 PUBLIC TIME TABLE SHOW
A STATION AT NEWTOWN




GO   TO   HUNTERS   POINT  -  LONG   ISLAND   CITY


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FROM 1861 UNTIL 1877 STEAM TRAIN SERVICE WAS PROVIDED ONLY BETWEEN EAST NEW YORK AND JAMAICA.   FROM 1861 UNTIL 1867 THIS SERVICE WAS PROVIDED BY THE BROOKLYN CENTRAL AND JAMAICA RAILROAD ,  A REORGANIZATION OF THE BROOKLYN AND JAMAICA RAILROAD.   IN 1867 THE COMPANY WAS AGAIN REORGANIZED AS THE BROOKLYN AND JAMAICA RAILWAY AND LEASED TO THE LONG ISLAND FROM JAMAICA TO CLASSON AVENUE.


THIS IS THE FRONT AND REAR OF AN 1866 - 1867
COMMUTATION TICKET BETWEEN SOUTH FERRY AND JAMAICA.




THIS IS FROM THE NOVEMBER 8, 1874 PUBLIC TIMETABLE


  THIS IS FROM AN EARLY 1877 PUBLIC TIMETABLE


FREIGHT SERVICE WAS PROVIDED - BETWEEN EAST NEW YORK
AND CLASSON AVENUE HORSES PULLED THE FREIGHT CARS.
THE FREIGHT STATION WAS KNOWN AS "FRANKLIN AVENUE".


THIS IS THE FRONT AND PART OF THE REAR OF AN 1867 WAYBILL.




Go to ---->1874   TIMETABLE

IN 1881 A COMPANY WAS FORMED TO UTILIZE THE SEALED OFF TUNNEL

go   to   THE   SOUTH   FERRY   AND   SEA   SIDE   DIRECT   TRANSIT   COMPANY


Continued on ---->PART   FOUR

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