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Age of the Els

Posted by EMSR7000 on Sat May 7 19:23:13 2005

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The following was reproduced by NRHS New York Chapter some years ago.
MANHATTAN RAILWAY COMPANY CHRONOLOGY - Greenwich St. & Ninth Ave. Line
July 1, 1868 - A section of single track road in Greenwich St. from Battery Place to Cortland St. accepted by Commissioners.
1869-1870 - Completed along Greenwich St. and 9th Ave. to 30th St. Operated and shut down.
April 20, 1871 - Operation by steam dummy and three passenger cars commenced, Dey St. and 29th St. being only stations.
May 6, 1872 to May 25, 1874 - 8 intermediate stations opened.
Nov. 6, 1875 - Single track on Ninth Ave., 34th St. to 42nd St.
January 18, 1876 - Single track on Ninth Ave., 42nd St. to 61st St.
April 5, 1877 - Double track extension from Greenwich St. and Battery Place to South Ferry.
Sept. 1877 - Double track constructed on east side of Ninth Ave.
June 2, 1878 - Double track road opened to 61st St.
June 9, 1879 - Double track road opened to 83rd St.
May 2, 1880 - New substituted structure on Ninth Ave. and on Greenwich St. completed for operation by steam engines.
February 18, 1903 - Operation by electric power commenced.
March 1, 1918 - Regular operation at 162nd St. and Eighth Ave. over Harlem River Bridge commenced.

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