Archive for April, 2010

“Truly, An Illuminating Little Passage in the History of New-York!” – Efforts to Develop Shore Road Trolley Line in 1897

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Recently I wrote a brief posting on efforts to develop a trolley line on Shore Road in 1897.  See Wed., April 28, 2010:  Efforts by the Pelham Park Horse Railroad to Expand and Develop a Trolley Car Line on Shore Road in 1897.

I have located another couple

City Islanders Complain and Force the Operators of Their Horse Railroad to Agree to Replace Antiquated Cars in 1908

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Regular readers know that I have been engaged in a project to document the history of the horse railroad once operated in the Town of Pelham between Bartow Station and the tip of City Island.  The horse railroad, operated by Pelham Park Railroad Company and the

Obamacare Scam

According to an article in the Herald Tribune, there’s an ongoing consumer scam involving the new health care laws just passed by Congress.  Telemarketers are calling and using fax notices to send potential victims quotes for low-cost health care.  If you receive a phone call, you are urged to check out the business with the Better Business Bureau.  To see the effects of the new health care legislation on your local area, click here and choose the U.S. House Representative that represents your area.   In Pasco County, the US House Representatives are C. W. Bill Young (FL-10) and Gus M. Bilirakis (FL-9).  To read the original Herald Tribune article, click here.

Efforts by the Pelham Park Horse Railroad to Expand and Develop a Trolley Car Line on Shore Road in 1897

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I have written fairly extensively regarding the little horse railroad that once ran from Bartow Station on the New Haven Branch Line to the tip of City Island.  For examples of such previous postings, see the links at the end of this posting.

The horse

New York City’s Interborough Rapid Transit Company Sued to Foreclose a Mortgage on the Horse Railroad in 1911

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In its final years before it was replaced by a monorail line and, then, buses, the horse railroad that once ran from Bartow Station on the New Haven Branch line to the tip of City Island ran into financial difficulties.  In 1902, the Pelham Park Railroad