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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

1887 Election of the Board of Directors of The City Island and Pelham Park Horse Railroad Company

I have written before about the "horse railroad" that once ran from Bartow station on the branch line to City Island in the Town of Pelham.  See, e.g., Tue., September 1, 2009:  Pelham News on February 29, 1884 Including Talk of Constructing a New Horse Railroad from Bartow to City Island.  

Today's posting to the Historic Pelham Blog transcribes a brief reference published in 1887 about the election of the board of directors of "The City Island and Pelham Park Horse Railroad Company".  The excerpt appears below.

"--The City Island and Pelham Park horse railroad company held a meeting on Wednesday week [sic] and elected the following Board of Directors:  Howard Nott Potter, E.N. Anable, John B. Minter, Henry D. Carey, W. R. Lamberton, Geo. W. Sembler, J. Ralph Bunelt.  The Board then elected the following:  W. R. Lamberton, President; E.N. Anable, Secretary and Treasurer; Henry D. Carey, Superintendent.  The fare is ten cents each way.  From Bartow depot to the extreme end of the route is three miles.  The road is well patronized and a great convenience.  Record."

 Source:  Local News, New Rochelle Pioneer, Jun. 18, 1887, p. ?, col. 3 (no page number is printed on the newspaper page).

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