Historic Pelham

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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Another Post Card Image of the Horse Car That Ran Between Bartow and City Island

Previously I have written about the horse cars that ran between Bartow Station on the branch line and City Island, once part of the Town of Pelham. Indeed, the principal purpose of the horse car line was to meet the trains at Bartow Station and to transport visitors to City Island. According to one source, "[i]nitially they brought travelers to the Marshall Mansion (Colonial Inn), at the park side of the City Island Bridge, where livery service was available. Tracks were later placed along City Island Avenue to the Grace Episcopal Church on Pilot Street." Scott, Catherine A., Images of America: City Island and Orchard Beach, p. 43 (Arcadia Publishing 1999; reissued 2004).

Below is another image of the horse car that once ran between Bartow Station and City Island in the Town of Pelham. It is from a post card published in the first decade of the 20th century.

For those who wish to learn more about the horse car line, see:

Thu., June 23, 2005: Horse Cars Come To City Island in the Town of Pelham in the 1880s

For those who wish to learn more about Bartow Station where the horse cars met trains on the branch line, see:

Fri., Dec. 30, 2005: Subdivision Development Map Created in 1873 for Bartow Village in the Town of Pelham

Mon. Dec. 12, 2005: 19th Century Subdivision Map of Planned Bartow Village

Thu. Jul. 21, 2005: Today's Remnants of the Bartow Station on the Branch Line Near City Island

Thu. Mar. 24, 2005: The Bartow Area of Pelham in the 19th Century: Where Was It?

Another Post Card View of the Bartow & City Island Horse Car

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