ON JULY 4 1839 THE NEW TRACK TO HEMPSTEAD WAS OPENED FROM
THE BROOKLYN & JAMAICA RAIL ROAD
THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD
and ATLANTIC AVENUE
HEMPSTEAD BRANCH - LATER MINEOLA - TO A TERMINAL ON MAIN STREET.
THE FIRST TRAIN WAS PULLED BY THE NEW LOCOMOTIVE "TAGLIONI".
LIKE THE "HICKSVILLE", "TAGLIONI'S" DESIGN WAS THAT
OF STEPHENSON'S PLANET TYPE LOCOMOTIVE, A 2-2-0.
FROM HEMPSTEAD NEWS JULY 3 1839
"TAGLIONI" WAS ONE OF ONLY TWO LOCOMOTIVES BUILT
BY POUGHKEEPSIE LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE COMPANY.
FROM NEW YORK TIMES AND COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCER, APRIL 4 1839.
FROM JOHN H. WHITE'S HISTORY OF AMERICAN
LOCOMOTIVE BUILDERS. HE USES "TAGLIONE".
J. H. INNES WROTE IN THE LONG ISLAND RAILROAD INFORMATION BULLETIN:
MARIE AND PAUL TAGLIONI
THE "TAGLIONI" WAS NAMED FOR
MARIE TAGLIONI, Comtesse Gilbert de Voisins (23 April 1804 – 22 April 1884) who was a Swedish ballet dancer of the Romantic ballet era, a central figure in the history of European dance. She was one of the most celebrated ballerinas of the romantic ballet, which was cultivated primarily at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, and at the Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique of the Paris Opera Ballet. She is credited with (though not confirmed) being the first ballerina to truly dance en pointe.
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OR FOR MARIE'S BROTHER PAUL. OR PERHAPS THEIR FAMOUS FAMILY
Paul Taglioni was born in Vienna in 1808 and died in Berlin in 1884. He was the son of Filippo, brother of Marie, and father of Marie the younger. He was trained in Paris by his father and Coulon. His other daughter, Augusta, became a famous actress in Berlin. Paul made his debut with his sister, and remained her partner for many years. He married ballerina Anna Galster in Berlin. Anna and Paul toured America in 1839.
IN 1841 THE TAGLIONI WAS RENAMED THE "JOHN A. KING"
FROM ANDROS ON BALLET
BESIDES THROUGH TRAINS FROM BROOKLYN SERVICE WAS PROVIDED BY HORSECARS CONNECTING
WITH THROUGH TRAINS AT MINEOLA. THIS IS A TWO HORSE CAR ON ANOTHER RAILROAD.
AN 1840 ENGRAVING
ISAAC E. HAVILAND, MENTIONED IN THE INNES TAGLIONI ARTICLE, SIGNED THE 1852 TICKET
HEMPSTEAD SERVICE OVER THE YEARS
OCTOBER 1841 AND OCTOBER 1843 SCHEDULES FROM BROOKLYN EAGLE SHOW
TWO ROUND TRIPS BETWEEN BROOKLYN AND HEMPSTEAD DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.
JUNE 1845 AND DECEMBER 1849 TIMETABLES FROM BROOKLYN EAGLE
DO NOT SHOW THROUGH
TRAINS. PRESUMABLY THE HORSE CAR CONNECTED WITH THE ACCOMODATION TRAINS
IN OCTOBER 1852 THERE WERE TWO ROUND TRIPS BETWEEN BROOKLYN AND HEMPSTEAD DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.
BY DECEMBER 1852 THERE WAS ONE ROUND TRIP BETWEEN BROOKLYN AND HEMPSTEAD DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.
AND OTHER TRAINS CONNECTED WITH THE HORSE CAR.
IF THE BACK OF THIS 1855 TICKET WAS UP TO DATE
AT LEAST SOME HEMPSTEAD SERVICE WAS STILL PROVIDED BY HORSECAR.
AN 1859 MAP FROM THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY WEBSITE.
THE TRACK RAN SOUTH OF FRONT STREET.
FIFTY YEARS LATER - TRACK IS N. Y. & L. I. TRACTION COMPANY.
THE RAILROAD STILL REPORTED THREE HORSECARS IN EARLY 1861
IN OCTOBER 1862 AN 0-4-0 STEAM DUMMY "HEMPSTEAD", BUILT BY TAUNTON, REPLACED THE HORSECAR.
THESE ARE STEAM DUMMY ENGINES ON THE BROOKLYN CITY RAILROAD
LATER THE SHUTTLE HAD THIS ANTIQUE TANK LOCOMOTIVE "FRED" AND AN ANCIENT COACH NUMBER TEN.
IN 1864 "FRED" WAS CREATED FROM AN 1862 HINCKLEY DUMMY ENGINE "QUINCEY".
JUNE 4 1862
MAY 11 1863
NOVEMBER 4 1867
NOVEMBER 8 1874
THIS 1873 COLTON SHOWS THE L. I. R. R., STEWART LINE AND SOUTHERN R. R. HEMPSTEAD BRANCHES
THIS MAY 14, 1877 TIME TABLE FROM THE HEMPSTEAD INQUIRER SHOWS SERVICE ON THE THREE LINES.
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