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Maps. The Company filed in the offices of the register of Kings County and county clerk of Queens County, respectively, maps as follows:


Kings County: May 30, 1864, from Broadway to Canarsie; October 3, 1876, on East New York avenue from Flatbush avenue to Flatlands avenue; October 30, 1876, from New York and Manhattan beach connection, near Myrtle and Cypress avenues to Jamaica plank road and Atlantic avenue;

Queens County: October 31, 1876, from a connection with the New York and Manhattan Beach Railway Company, near Cypress and Myrtle avenues, Brooklyn, to a connection with the Brooklyn and Rockaway Beach Railroad Company, at Atlantic and East New York avenues;

Kings County: January 29, 1877, from Hunter's Point ferry to East New York avenue;

Queens County: January 31, 1877, from Hunter's Point to East New York;

Kings County: February 20, 1877, from Brooklyn and New York avenues, and East New York and Lefferts avenues to Washington avenue;

Queens County: February 20, 1877, from Brooklyn city line near Cornelia street, to Brooklyn city line near Evergreen cemetery;

Kings County: October 24, 1878, from Canarsie dock to an undetermined point on Rockaway Beach; January 9, 1879, from Hunter's Point ferry to Atlantic avenue at East New York avenue;

Queens County: May 25, 1881, across Jamaica bay at Yellow Bar hassock, to Rockaway beach;

Kings County: November 20, 1888, from dock at Canarsie meadows to “ Canarsie pol” on north side of Big Channel; September 19, 1890, from Broadway on Van Sinderen, to just east of Canarsie road at Jamaica bay; February 3, 1891, from Broadway to Jamaica bay.

Special franchises. By special act of the legislature (chapter 172, laws of 1864) passed April 12, 1864, the Company was authorized to construct and operate its road with a rail weighing not less than 40 pounds to the yard, and to operate a ferry from Jamaica bay to Rockaway Beach in connection with its railroad at Canarsie. The Company was also authorized to construct and operate an additional line of railroad in connection with the ferry between Rockaway Beach and some point at or east of Far Rockaway, as the directors should determine. The Company was authorized, moreover, to lease the whole or any part of its railroad, with or without the ferry, to any other operator, or to enter into an agreement with another railroad company for the purpose of operating its road and ferry in connection with another railroad.

By chapter 366, laws of 1866, passed April 4, the Company was authorized to abandon so much of its route designated in its articles of association "as extends northeasterly beyond the street now occupied by the tracks of the Brooklyn City Railroad, in the village of East New York,” and was authorized to construct the portion of its road at Rockaway Beach with rails not less than 30 pounds to the yard. Chapter 759, laws of 1871, passed April 26, authorized the Company to extend its railroad to Hunter's point in the county of Queens, by the most direct and feasible route; but not to extend its railroad or run its cars upon, cr in any manner interfere with any tracks, depots or property of The Long Island Railroad Company without the consent of that company, nor to construct west of Cooper street, or avenue. The act required the Company to obtain the consent of the common council of the city of Brooklyn for tho construction of its road on streets within the city.

January 11, 1871, the Company obtained the consent of the commissioners of highways of the town of New Lots to construct its road cn East New York avenue and Atlantic avenue from Van Sinderen avenue to Georgia avenue. The consent also confirmed the Company's rights to the tracks already laid in Atlantic avenue and East New York avenue.

February 14, 1891, the Company obtained the consent of the commissioners of highways of the town of Flatlands for an additional track across Rockaway avenue, Conklin avenue and all other public highways which said railroad crosses in said town adjacent to or adjoining the present tracks of said railroad.

December 18, 1893, the Company obtained the consent of the common council of the city of Brooklyn for an additional track on Vesta avenue from Atlantic avenue to the town of Flatlands, on the easterly side of its existing track.

The Company obtained its right of way by deeds from various individuals.

Stock and bonds. In 1865 the Company increased its capital stock from $75,000 to $150,000. This entire amount was outstanding in 1906, when the Company was merged with the Canarsie Railroad Company. There were also outstanding, in 1906, 6 per cent bonds under the 40 year consolidated mortgage (authorized amount $350,000) for $338,000.

Intercorporate relations. (See also chart IV, no. 81.) From the report of the state engineer for the year 1878, it appears that the property of the Company was leased in March, 1871, to William Richardson, and after a short period he assigned his interest to P. H. Reid of East New York, Kings County, N. Y. March 2, 1878, Mr. Reid, not complying with the terms and conditions of the lease, the Company re-entered upon the property, and since that date has operated the road.

By agreement dated, January 29, 1877, the Company authorized the New York and Manhattan Beach Railway Company to acquire in the name of the Company the right of way required to construct the portion of the extension which the Company was authorized to construct by chapter 759 of the laws of 1871, lying “ between the terminus of its present railroad in the village of East New York and Metropolitan avenue in the city of Brooklyn," and to construct the same for the Company. The Company agreed, upon its completion, to lease this portion of the road to the New York and Manhattan Beach Railway Company. The New York and Manhattan Beach Company agreed not to construct its own railroad to Jamaica bay or Rockaway Beach, or to connect with any such road, other than that owned by the Company. The Company reserved the right to use the tracks of the road lying between Atlantic avenue and Fulton avenue at East New York.

By agreement dated, September 24, 1894, the Company granted permission to the Kings County Electric Railway Company to cross its tracks at Rockaway avenue at grade.

April 5, 1906, the property and franchises of the Company were sold by Michael F. McGoldrick, referee, under foreclosure proceedings in an action by the People's Trust Company, as trustee, to Edward Johnson. Johnson transferred the property by deed dated, May 31, 1906, to the reorganized company, the Canarsie Railroad Company (no. 122), for $250,000 in stock.

Construction and operation. The Company commenced operation in the autumn of 1866. According to the state engineer's report for that year, the Company had constructed its entire route, 31/2 miles long, but the double track portion was only 3,000 feet long.

The Railroad report for 1905 showed that the Company had: Main line, first track..

3.200 miles Second track

2.143 miles Sidings and turnouts.

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5.543 miles

59 The Brooklyn and Rockaway Rail Road Company

(Brooklyn and Queens) Incorporation. June 15, 1867; General Railroad Law of 1850; for purpose of constructing a single or double track railroad; corporate life, 100 years; capital stock, $600,000; route (about 25 miles) as follows:

Commencing at some point on the East river in the city of Brooklyn southwest of Catharine or Main street ferry, and terminating at Rockaway in the county of Queens; also commencing at Jamaica in the county of Queens and terminating at Rockaway.

Construction, No record of any construction. In the state engineer's report for 1882, the Company is described as extinct.

60 The Brooklyn and Sea Shore Rail Road Company

(Brooklyn) Incorporation. August 11, 1871; General Railroad Law of 1850; corporate life, 50 years; capital stock, $150,000; route (about five miles) as follows:

Beginning at the junction of the easterly line of the city of Brooklyn with Nostrand avenue, and thence along Nostrand avenue and the Clove. road to Canarsie avenue; thence to Clarkson avenue at the county buildings; thence through Clarkson avenue to the Clove road; thence through Clove road to Little lane; thence easterly through Little lane to the main street or road running through the village of Canarsie; thence through said main street or road to the shore of Jamaica bay with the right of changing the said route by commencing at the eastern entrance of Prospect park at the junction of Flatbush avenue and Washington place; and thence through Washington place to Washington avenue, and thence in an easterly direction in a continuation of said street on Washington place as mapped out to Nostrand avenue; and thence running through the continuation of Nostrand avenue to Little lane, and thence easterly through Little lane and the remainder of the route as before.

Maps. September 15, 1877, the Company filed in the register's office of Kings County a map and profile of its route.

Construction. No record of any construction. The state engineer in his report for 1882, describes the Company as extinct.

61 Brooklyn and Suburban Street Railway Company

(Brooklyn) Incorporation. March 7, 1887; General Railroad Law of 1884; for purpose of constructing a street surface railroad; corporate life 99 years; capital stock $100,000; route (about 234 miles) as follows:

From the line of division between the city of Brooklyn and town of Flatbush, and along middle of Rogers avenue from end to end thereof, to and into Flatbush avenue in town of Flatlands as shown on map of Brooklyn and towns pursuant of chapter 370 of laws of 1869 and as opened by board of improvement of town of Flatbush. Also a branch from the crossing of Vernon avenue by said Rogers avenue, and easterly along Vernon avenue to the cemetery of the Holy Cross.

Construction. No record of any construction. The Company has probably forfeited its corporate existence.

62 Brooklyn and Winfield Railway Company

(Brooklyn and Queens) Incorporation. February 3, 1869; General Railroad Law of 1850; for purpose of constructing a railroad to be operated by horse power; corporate life, 99 years; capital stock, $150,000; route (about five miles) as follows:

In city of Brooklyn, commencing at a point near the intersection of Broadway and First street; with a single or double track along First street to North First; along North First by single track to Second street; thence along Second street by single track to North Second street; thence along North Second street to Fifth street; thence along Fifth street to Van Cott avenue; thence along Van Cott avenue to Meeker avenue; thence along Meeker avenue to the Penny bridge; thence along the North road to Winfield and village of Newtown; also a single track on North Second street from Second street to First street and a single track on First street from North Second to North First street.

Special franchises. By chapter 718, laws of 1869, the Company acquired a legislative franchise for the construction of a horse railroad along the route described in its articles of association. The special act provided for the appointment of commissioners by any one of the judges of the Supreme Court in the second judicial district upon application of the Company or of any abutting owner, to estimate “ all the damages to each and every person whose land is taken for said railroad, or upon whose land

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