City Railroads 1865

 
 
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Name of Company

New York and Harlem R.R.
New York & New Haven, R.R.
Hudson River Railroad
Sixth Avenue Railroad
Eighth Avenue Railroad        

New York and Harlem R.R.

Route:       

From 27th street and Fourth avenue, down Fourth avenue, Bowery, and Broome Streets, Centre, and Park row, to the Astor House, returning the same; thence with large cars to Harlem River, with a branch through 33d street, Lexington avenue, and 34th street to East river.

President Of Company:  Allan Campbell.                       No. Of Cars: 40

 

   

New York & New Haven, R.R.

Route:

On that portion of the route of the New York and Harlem Railroad from corner of Fourth avenue and 27th street to Harlem river. (Permission given by the Harlem Railroad to run upon their tracks.

President of Company: Justin H. Buckley                       No. of Cars: ..

 

 

Hudson River Railroad

Route:

From 30th street and Tenth avenue, down Tenth avenue and West street, Canal and Hudson streets, to Chambers street; returning same; thence with large cars to Spuyten Duyvel creek.

President of Company:  Cornelius C. Vanderbilt.          No. of Cars: 30

 

 

Sixth Avenue Railroad

Route:

From 44th street and Sixth avenue, down Sixth avenue, Carmine, Varick and Canal streets, West Broadway and Vesey street, to Broadway; returning the same; with single track, through Church and Chambers streets; thence to Central Park.

President of Company:  Sidney Mason.                        No. of Cars: 75

 

 

Eighth Avenue Railroad

Route:

From 49th street and Eighth avenue, down Eighth avenue, Hudson and Canal streets, West Broadway, Vesey street to Broadway; returning the same; with single track through Church and Chambers streets; thence to 125th street.

President of Company:  George Law.                              No. of Cars: 95

 

Name of Company

Second Avenue Railroad
Third Avenue Railroad
Ninth Avenue Railroad
Central Park, North and East River Railroad Company
 

Second Avenue Railroad

Route:

From corner of 42d street and Second avenue, through Second avenue, 23d street, First avenue, Allen and Grand streets, Bowery, Chatham, and Pearl streets, to Peck slip; returning through South and Oliver streets, Bowery, Grand, and Chrystie streets, and Second avenue, to 23d street; thence to Harlem.

President of Company:  D.M. Hughes                                No. of Cars:  35

 


 

Third Avenue Railroad

Route:

From 65th street and Third avenue, down Third avenue and Bowery, Chatham, and Park row to the Astor House; returning the same to beginning; thence to Harlem Bridge.

President of Company:   Wm. A. Darling.                              No. of Cars: 90

 

 

Ninth Avenue Railroad

Route:

From corner of 51st street and Ninth avenue, Greenwich and Canal streets, West Broadway, College place, and Vesey street, to Astor House; returning by the same route; with single track through Church and Washington streets.

President of Company:   George Law.                                   No. of Cars:  25

 


 

Central Park, North and East River Railroad Company

Route:


Depot Western Division_Tenth avenue, 51st, 52d, 53d, 54th, and 55th streets. Route_From 51st street, down Tenth avenue, West street and Battery place, State and Whitehall streets, to South Ferry; returning to beginning; thence up Tenth avenue, through 59th street to Fifth avenue entrance to Central Park.

President of Company:  John Butler, Jr.                                No. of Cars:  60

 

Name of Company

Central Park, North and East River Railroad
Dry Dock, East Broadway, and Battery Railroad
Bleecker and Fulton Ferry Railroad

Central Park, North and East River Railroad

Route:

Depot Eastern Division_First avenue, 36th, 37th, and 38th streets. Route_From 38th street, First avenue, down First avenue to 14th street, to avenues D and C to Houston, Corlears, Mangin, and Grand streets, to East River; down South, Water, and Front streets, to South Ferry; returning the same to beginning; thence up First avenue to 59th street, through 59th street to Fifth avenue_entrance to Central Park.

President of company:   John Butler, Jr.                                  No. of Cars:   50

 

 

Dry Dock, East Broadway, and Battery Railroad

Route:

From 14th street and avenue B, along 14th street, avenue D, 8th street, Lewis, and Grand streets, East Broadway, Chatham street, Park row to the Astor House; returning, Park row, Chatham, East Broadway, Grand, Goerck, and Houston Streets, avenue D, 14th street, to beginning, with a branch from Grand street Ferry, along Grand, East Broadway, Canal, to Broadway; returning the same.

President of Company:   John Kerr.                                             No. of Cars:  35

 

 

Bleecker and Fulton Ferry Railroad

Route:

From 14th street and Tenth avenue, along 14th st., Hudson, Bleecker, Crosby, Howard, Elm, Reed, and Centre streets, Park row, to Beekman and South, to Fulton Ferry; returning, Fulton, William, and Ann streets, Broadway and Park row. Centre, Leonard, Elm, Howard, Crosby, Bleecker, Macdougal, Fourth, West 12th, Hudson, and 14th, streets, to beginning.

President of Company:  Jacob Sharp.                                             No. of Cars:  40
 


Name of Company

Broadway and Seventh Avenue Railroad
Forty-second street and Grand street Ferry Railroad Company

Broadway and Seventh Avenue Railroad

Route:

From 51st street and Seventh avenue, down Seventh avenue to Broadway, University place, Eighth street, Wooster and Canal streets, West Broadway and Barclay street, to Broadway; returning through Barclay, Church, Greene, and Eighth streets, University place, Broadway and Seventh avenue, to beginning; thence to 59th street and Seventh avenue_entrance to Central Park; with a branch to Broome street and Broadway; also one running down Seventh and Greenwich avenues to Eighth street, Macdougal, Fourth, Thompson, and Canal streets, West Broadway and Barclay street; returning the same to beginning; thence to 59th street and Seventh avenue_entrance to Central Park.

President of Company:  John Kerr.                                             No. of Cars:  95

 

 

Forty-second street and Grand street Ferry Railroad Company

Route:

From 42d street and Eleventh avenue, along 42d street to Tenth avenue, 34th street, Broadway, 23d street, Second avenue, 14th street, avenue A, Houston and Cannon streets, Grand street Ferry; returning, Grand, Goerck, Houston, and Second streets, avenue A, 14th street, Fourth avenue, 23d street, Broadway, 34th street, Tenth avenue to 42d street Ferry.

President of Company:     Jacob Sharp.                                                        No. of Cars:  50
 

 
 

Website: The History Box.com
Article Name: City Railroads 1865
Researcher/Transcriber Miriam Medina

Source:

BIBLIOGRAPHY: From My Colllection of Books: Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York by D.T. Valentine 1865
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