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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

More on the Application of the New-York, Westchester and Connecticut Traction Company Application to Operate a Trolley Line in North Pelham

Yesterday I posted to the Historic Pelham Blog a brief item describing an application filed in January 1900 with the Village of North Pelham by which the New-York, Westchester and Connecticut Traction Company sought to operate a trolley line in North Pelham. Slowly I am trying to assemble more information about the development. Below is another article on the subject that appeared in the February 7, 1900 issue of the New-York Tribune.


The trustees of North Pelham last night considered the application of the New-York, Westchester and Connecticut Traction Company, or the P. H. Flynn syndicate, for franchises which it desires for the purpose of connecting its belt line around the cities of Mount Vernon and New-Rochelle. The Union Railway, which is opposing the grant, was represented by John F. Fairchild. William J. Marshall, corporation counsel of Mount Vernon, appeared for the traction company. It was shown that if both roads get what they want North Pelham, which has a population of about five hundred, will have a street car line on nearly every street. The trustees adjourned to Monday, February 19, when they will announce their decision."

Source: North Pelham, New-York Tribune, Jan. 7, 1900, p. 12, col. 1.

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