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THE   NEWTOWN   AND   FLUSHING   RAIL   ROAD
THE     WHITE     LINE
NEW   MAY 24, 2004   -   Revised January 24 and 25,   2006




"FLUSHING RAILROAD" ON THE ABOVE TIME TABLE REFERS TO THE NEWTOWN AND FLUSHING RAIL ROAD WHICH THE LONG ISLAND BUILT,   OPENED ON NOVEMBER 10, 1873,   AND OPERATED FOR ONLY TWO AND A HALF YEARS.   THIS ROAD WAS KNOWN AS
THE   WHITE   LINE
REGULAR SERVICE CEASED APRIL 17,   1876.



THIS SCHEDULE FROM "THE LONG ISLAND TIMES" OF JUNE 4, 1874
REFERS TO THE NEWTOWN AND FLUSHING RAIL ROAD AS THE
NEW   FLUSHING   RAILROAD



THIS AD FROM THE SAME FLUSHING NEWSPAPER
REFERS TO THE "NEW RAILROAD TO HUNTER'S POINT"



COLTON'S 1873 MAP SHOWS THE "WHITE LINE",   AS WELL AS THE FLUSHING & NORTH SIDE RAIL ROAD, THEIR "WOODSIDE BRANCH" AND GREAT NECK BRANCH AND THE CENTRAL RAILROAD OF LONG ISLAND.


THIS CIRCA 1880 MAP SHOWS THE "WHITE LINE",   AS WELL AS THE FLUSHING & NORTH SIDE RAIL ROAD AND THEIR "WOODSIDE BRANCH" AND GREAT NECK BRANCH.   ALSO SHOWN ARE THE L.I.R.R. FAR ROCKAWAY BRANCH FROM ROCKAWAY JUNCTION VIA THE "CEDARHURST CUTOFF",   AND THE GLEN COVE BRANCH TO LOCUST VALLEY.


SITE VISITOR AND FRIEND,   RAY RENCHER,   COMMENTS ON THE 1924 MAP BELOW:

"Your recent update includes the LIRR Corporate History Blueprint. which depicts the route of the White Line. I don't believe it's accurate at least in the area between Broadway, just North of Queens Blvd and points East. From Broadway, the line climbs a very steep hill crossing 90th St. and 51st Ave intersection, then crossing the intersection of 92nd St and 50th Ave, then crossing Junction Blvd at the Corona Ave intersection, then moving East through Corona to Flushing on a route far, far North of the one described in the Feature Article and on the attached 1873 map of Newtown (scroll to Newtown.html). The White Line follows a route just South of Justice Ave to a point East, where today it would cross 90th St, bisect Newtown Athletic Field and follow closely 57th Ave to Corona Park where in would turn Northeast to Flushing."

1873   MAP   OF   NEWTOWN ...... click here

MAP FROM AND MANY THANKS TO NANCY LUTZ AND HER BROOKLYN GENEALOGY WEBSITE


BELOW IS PART OF A 1924 LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD CORPORATE HISTORY BLUEPRINT AND SHOWS THE WHITE LINE BETWEEN POINTS "E" AND "E".   AT THE TOP CAN BE SEEN PART OF THE FLUSHING AND WOODSIDE RAILROAD.   THE FLUSHING AND NORTH SIDE RAILROAD - ORIGINALLY THE FLUSHING RAIL ROAD - RUNS THROUGH POINTS "DD" (WHITESTONE JUNCTION) AND "F" (GREAT NECK JUNCTION).


THESE VELLUM TRACINGS INDICATE THAT RAY IS CORRECT.   THEY SHOW THE LINE STARTING AT WINFIELD JUNCTION RUNNING ALMOST DIRECTLY EASTWARD,   THEN CURVING SOUTH,   RUNNING EAST-SOUTHEAST,   THEN CURVING TO THE NORTHEAST.
ON THE SECOND MAP THAT'S BROADWAY ELMHURST.













VINCENT F. SEYFRIED ARTICLE FROM "FLASHES AND ASHES"




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