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Friday, February 08, 2008

The New-York, Westchester and Connecticut Traction Company Begins Building a Trolley Line in North Pelham in 1900

Recently I have posted several items to the Historic Pelham Blog regarding the efforts of the New-York, Westchester and Connecticut Traction Company to obtain a franchise from the Village of North Pelham to allow it to develop a trolley line in the village. Today's posting transcribes a brief excerpt of an article that appeared in the April 22, 1900 issue of the New-York Tribune describing the commencement of construction of the line in the Village.


A large force of men employed by Mr. Hart, of Brooklyn, is engaged in extending the tracks of the New-York, Westchester and Connecticut Traction Company in East Lincoln-ave., to connect its Chester Hill line with lines for which franchises were recently secured in North Pelham and New-Rochelle. In some cases the work has been pushed hurriedly where there have been objections on the part of the property owners. . . . . . . "

Source: Mount Vernon, New-York Tribune, Apr. 22, 1900, p. 12, col. 1.

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