Archive for February, 2010

1913 Decision of Public Service Commission to Allow Reorganization of City Island Horse Railroad for Electrification

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Recently I have been writing about the “horse railroad” that ran from Bartow Station to City Island when the area was part of the Town of Pelham.  Today’s posting to the Historic Pelham Blog transcribes the text of an article published in 1913 describing a

Photograph of Patrick Byrnes and Article About His Retirement as Operator of the City Island Horse Car in 1914

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As I noted in yesterday’s posting, I have written extensively in the last year about the horse car that once ran from Bartow Station on the New Haven Branch Line to City Island when the area was part of the Town of Pelham.  See, e.g.:

Wed., February 24, 2010: 

Attempted Suicide of City Island’s Long-Time Horse Car Driver

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I have been working hard for the last year or so to document the history of the “horse railroad” that ran from Bartow Station to City Island during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  For a few examples of Blog postings transcribing just a little of my

A Brief History of the Development and Unveiling of Parkway Field in 1955 — Known Today as Glover Field

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1911 Village of North Pelham License for Operation of One-Horse, Two-Horse or Automobile Taxis

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Little, it seems, can remind us of times long gone than the image below.  It is a taxi license form issued by the Village of North Pelham in 1911 for use by those applying to operate taxis consisting of one-horse vehicles, two-horse vehicles or automobiles or