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THE   FLUSHING   RAIL   ROAD   COMPANY
And
PENNY   BRIDGE   STATION







THE FLUSHING RAIL ROAD COMPANY WAS INCORPORATED MARCH 3,  1852
TO BUILD FROM FLUSHING TO THE EAST RIVER IN KINGS COUNTY.
AFTER ATTEMPTING TO GAIN ACCESS TO WILLIAMSBURGH AND GREEN -
POINT, THEY DECIDED TO BUILD TO HUNTERS POINT IN QUEENS COUNTY.
THIS COLTON MAP PUBLISHED IN 1855 SHOWS THE FLUSHING RAIL ROAD.



THE FLUSHING RAIL ROAD OPENED JUNE 26, 1854 AND HAD A STATION AT PENNY BRIDGE TO SERVE CALVARY CEMETERY.   CONNECTIONS WERE MADE WITH THE CALVARY OMNIBUS LINE WHICH SERVED BROOKLYN VIA THE PENNY BRIDGE.

THE F.R.R. WAS SOLD IN BANKRUPTCY AND REORGANIZED MARCH 22, 1859 AS THE NEW YORK AND FLUSHING RAILROAD.   ON JULY 13, 1867 THE LINE WAS PURCHASED BY THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD WHICH SOLD IT TO THE NEW FLUSHING AND NORTH SIDE RAILROAD ON AUGUST 11, 1868.   THE F.& N.S. OPERATED THE N.Y.& F. UNTIL THEIR LINE WAS COMPLETED FROM LONG ISLAND CITY TO WINFIELD ON OCTOBER 8, 1869.   THEY THEN ABANDONED SERVICE BETWEEN WINFIELD AND LONG ISLAND CITY VIA PENNY BRIDGE AND SOLD THAT PORTION OF RAILROAD TO THE SOUTH SIDE RAILROAD OF LONG ISLAND GIVING THAT LINE A TERMINAL IN LONG ISLAND CITY.

THE PORTIONS OF THE FLUSHING RAILROAD REMAINING TODAY ARE THE PORT WASHINGTON BRANCH BETWEEN WINFIELD AND FLUSHING MAIN STREET AND THE MONTAUK BRANCH FROM LONG ISLAND CITY TO LAUREL HILL.

 

THIS MAP SHOWS THE FLUSHING RAIL ROAD AND THE BROOKLYN & JAMAICA


COLTON'S 1873 MAP SHOWS THE RIGHT OF WAY BETWEEN LAUREL HILL AND WINFIELD


THIS MAP SHOWS THE RIGHT OF WAY BETWEEN LAUREL HILL AND WINFIELD


THE L.I.R.R.'S 1924 CORPORATE HISTORY BLUEPRINT SHOWS THE FLUSHING RAIL ROAD - NEW YORK AND FLUSHING RAIL ROAD - RUNNING BETWEEN "C" (LAUREL HILL) AND "C" (WINFIELD).   THE PENNY BRIDGE IS SHOWN CROSSING NEWTOWN CREEK AT THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF CALVARY CEMETERY.


A VISITOR,   FRED   SHERFY,   WRITES:
Hello - through your lovely website, I was able to identify this 1860's stereoview photograph.
I thought I would send you a copy for your website since you have later ones.
I am fairly experienced with these images and I place the image sometime in the 1860's.
I scanned it at home and you should have no trouble with viruses. Regards. Fred


THIS REMARKABLE 1860'S PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS THE PENNY BRIDGE,
PEOPLE IN A ROWBOAT FISHING IN NEWTOWN CREEK AND IN THE DISTANCE
CALVARY CEMETERY AND A NEW YORK AND FLUSHING RAIL ROAD TRAIN........


OR PERHAPS TWO TRAINS AS THE ONE TO THE LEFT
APPEARS FURTHER AWAY AND SEEMS TO BE MOVING.


THANKS   FRED!


THIS PHOTOGRAPH, PUBLISHED IN 1912, SHOWS THE
"MEEKER AVENUE BRIDGE" WHICH WAS REBUILT IN 1890.



THIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN ON THE BROOKLYN SIDE OF NEWTOWN CREEK AND
SHOWS THE PENNY BRIDGE AND THE MEEKER AVENUE - MARCY AVENUE TROLLEY.



MARCH   23,   1863   NEW   YORK   &   FLUSHING   TIME   TABLE   FROM

"THE   LONG   ISLAND   TIMES"
 






THE   NORTH   SHORE   RAILROAD   COMPANY   WAS   INCORPORATED
SEPTEMBER  25,  1863  TO  BUILD  FROM  A  CONNECTION  WITH  THE  NEW  YORK
&  FLUSHING  RAILROAD  AT  FLUSHING  TO  A  POINT  ON  HEMPSTEAD  HARBOR.
IT   OPENED   OCTOBER   27,   1866   TO   BROOKDALE,   NOW   GREAT   NECK.


go   to   ----->   NORTH   SHORE   RAILROAD   COMPANY

THANKS TO BRIAN MERLIS FOR THIS LOVELY SCAN OF A DECEMBER 1866 TIMETABLE






A 1932 PHOTO OF PENNY BRIDGE AND THE STATION.
THE L. I. R. R. CALLED THE STREET AND CROSSING "LAUREL HILL BLVD"



WILLIAM J. RUGEN 1962 PHOTO.


WILLIAM D. SLADE PHOTO JULY, 1953


LOOKING SOUTH CIRCA 1940 - L.I.R.R. PHOTO.


LOOKING NORTHWEST CIRCA 1940 - LAUREL HILL BLVD. CROSSING. - L.I.R.R. PHOTO.


OCTOBER 16, 1955 THE FINAL RUN OF L.I.R.R. STEAM.







go to ----> HUNTERS POINT & SOUTH SIDE RAILROAD

go to ----> BLISS TOWER - TOWER NUMBER THREE

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