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Friday, February 20, 2009

Train Schedule for the New Haven Branch Line Through Pelham Manor in April 1886

The New Haven Branch Line once carried passengers through Pelham Manor where there stood a little Depot at the end of the Esplanade on land now covered by I-95. The commuter schedule for the so-called Harlem River Branch line periodically appeared in New York City newspapers. Below is such a schedule published in the April 26, 1886 issue of the New-York Tribune.



Trains leave Harlem River Station, corner 132d st., and Lincoln-ave., near Third Avenue Bridge across Harlem River (reached by Third Avenue Elevated Railroad) daily except Sundays at 6:45, 7:50, 9:10, 10, 11:55 a.m., 2:10, 3:55, 4:40, 5:40, 6:40 and 8 p.m. for Port Morris, Casanova (Oak Point), Hunt's Point, West Farms, Van Nest, West Chester, Timpson's, Bay Chester (Pelham Bay), Bartow (City Island), Pelham Manor and New Rochelle, connecting at New-Rochelle with trains for all points on the main line of the New-York, New-Haven and Hartford Railroad, Shore Line and Air-Line Divisions; New-Canaan, Middletown, New-Britain and Sutfield Branches; and Boston and all points East.

Midnight train for New-Rochelle and all intermediate stations at 12:10 a.m. daily, except Mondays.

Sunday trains for New-Rochelle and all intermediate stations at 12 noon and 9:30 p.m., the latter train connecting at New-Rochelle with way trains to Grand Central Depot and Stamford."

Source: Harlem River Branch, New-York Tribune, Apr. 26, 1886, p. 6, col. 5.

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