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pany consent to construct its road along streets and avenues as described in its charter. Before this resolution could be approved by the mayor, an injunction was issued restraining the city authorities of Brooklyn from granting the consent to operate the railroad. This injunction was made permanent by order of the Court of Appeals affirming an order of the appellate division which affirmed the order of the court wherein the injunction was originally granted (156 N. Y. 437).

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

181 The East River and Connecticut Railway Company

(The Bronx) Incorporation. June 13, 1881; chapter 710, laws of 1873, and General Railroad Law of 1850; corporate life, 99 years; capital stock $500,000; route (about 32 miles) as follows:

From a point most practicable at or near Port Morris on the north side of the Long Island sound or the Harlem river by the way of New Rochelle to a point at or near Portchester as most advantageous in forming a connection with the Ridgefield and New York Railroad or any other, with a branch from Pelham by the way of White Plains to Hall's Corners connecting thereat with the New York & Boston Railroad, its successors or assigns, and with a branch from the main line to a point at or near Fort Schuyler on the Long Island sound.

Stock. A report to the Railroad Commission in 1894, shows outstanding capital stock, amounting to $403,250.

Intercorporate relations. (See also chart VI, no. 7.) May 7, 1881, the New York, West Chester & Boston Railway Company (no. 512) was sold at foreclosure, pursuant to an order of the New York Supreme Court in an action in which Lucius E. Clark and Effingham Maynard were plaintiffs and the Railway Company defendant. At this sale the road was purchased by William F. Van Pelt and others, of New York City. Mr. Van Pelt subse quently incorporated this Company. It does not appear, though, that he transferred the property of the New York, West Chester & Boston Railway Company to this Company.

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

182 East River and Newtown Railroad Company

(Brooklyn and Queens) Incorporation. March 9, 1885; General Street Railroad Law of 1884; for purpose of building a street railway from Greenpoint to Woodside (Kings and Queens Counties) ; corporate life, 100 years; capital stock, $100,000; route (about three miles) as follows:

Commencing at the East river, foot of Greenpoint avenue, and running thence along Greenpoint avenue to and across Newtown creek into Lung Island City; continuing along Greenpoint avenue to the town of Newtown, and thence to the end of this avenue, at or near the village of Woodside.

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

183 East River Bridge and Coney Island Steam

Transit Company

(Brooklyn) Incorporation. April 29, 1881; Rapid Transit Law of 1875; five commissioners appointed February, 1881, by the mayor of the city of Brooklyn; for purpose of constructing a railroad to be operated by steam power; corporate life, 99 years; capital stock, $1,000,000; route as follows:

Beginning at Water and Fulton streets to High, Willoughby, DeKalb avenue, to Fulton street near Hudson avenue, and along Flatbush avenue to Fifth avenue; along Fifth avenue, Second street, Seventh avenue, private property and sundry other streets and avenues to the city line near Gravesend avenue at the railroad of the Prospect Park and Coney Island Rail Road Company, with sundry branches.

The articles of association of this Company are contained in a printed document of 18 pages dated, Brooklyn, April 16, 1881, of which the route or routes take up about two pages. A map of the route accompanies the articles of association. In addition to the articles of association there was filed in the office of the secretary of state under date of June 1, 1881, a certificate of proceedings of commissioners under chapter 485, laws of 1881, in reference to the route of this Company, consisting of four printed pages, showing among other things the exact route. This instrument is dated June 30, 1881.

Construction. In the Company's report to the Railroad Commission for 1884, it is stated that $49,993.69 had been expended for road and equipment (but apparently no rails had been laid) and that consent had been received from the local authorities (mayor and common council of the city of Brooklyn) for the construction and operation of its railroad, but up to that time had been unable to obtain the consent of a majority of the owners of property along the line of its railroad in all of the streets and avenues named in its charter. Commissioners were appointed by the general term of the Supreme Court, under the provisions of section 6 of chapter 606, act of 1875, who filed their report that the railroad of this Company ought to be constructed and operated, but said report appears not to have been confirmed by the general term. The Company lias probably forfeited its corporate existence.

184 East River, Central Park and North River

Railroad Company

(Manhattan) Incorporation. November 15, 1889; General Street Railroad Law of 1884; for purpose of constructing a street surface railroad; corporate life, 999 years; capital stock, $500,000; route (about five miles) as follows:

Beginning at East 54th street and the East river, running thence with double track through, upon and along East 54th street to Avenue A, and thence, with single tracks, through, upon and along Avenue A to East 85th street, thence, with double track, through, upon and along East 85th street to the Fifth avenue; thence, with double track, over and across the Fifth avenue to the Transverse road entering Central park at or near said East 85tlı street, and the said Fifth avenue; thence, in connection with and using the Park Department Railroad, upon, over and through said Transverse road, to the Eighth avenue at the point of its intersection by West 86th street; thence over and across the Eighth avenue and through, upon and along West 86th street, with double track to the Ninth avenue; thence through, upon and along the Ninth avenue, with double track to West 79th street; thence through, upon and along said West 79th street, with double track, to the Hudson, or North river, at said West 79th street, also with double track, from the tracks on Avenue A, at East 61st street, through, upon and along said East 61st street to the East river.

Special franchises. June 14, 1892, the Company petitioned the

, Board of Aldermen for a franchise to construct its railroad 01 streets as described in its charter. This petition was referred to the committee on railroads. No record of any action taken by this committee.

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

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185 The East River Railway Company

(Manhattan and Brooklyn) Incorporation. January 14, 1890; General Railroad Law of 1850, and chapter 697, laws of 1866; for purpose of construct

a railroad to be propelled by rope or cable attached to stationary power; corporate life, 90 years; capital stock, $100,000; route (about 3/5 mile) as follows:

Commencing in Brooklyn at a point in the vicinity of South Seventh street; thence partly in a cutting and partly underground to the East river; thence under the East river by means of a tunnel and under lands and streets in the city and county of New York to a point in the vicinity of Broome street.

Stock. In the report of the Railroad Commission, 1894, it is stated that the Company had realized $1,000 from the sale of its stock.

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

186 East River Terminal Railroad

(Brooklyn) Incorporation. November 19, 1907; Railroad Law of 1890; for purpose of building a freight railroad of standard gauge to be operated by steam power; corporate life, 100 years; capital stock, $10,000; route as follows:

From a point on the easterly bank of the East river between North Third and North Fourth streets as its west termini, running thence easterly about one-half mile to a point east of Wythe avenue between North Third and North Fourth streets, which said last point will be the eastern termini of said road.

Extensions of route. By certificate dated April 30, 1908 and filed in the secretary of state's office, the Company extended its route as follows:

Seven tracks on Kent avenue from the westerly side or house line thereof, across said Kent avenue to the easterly side or house line thereof; and also a single track surface railway from the southeast corner of Kent avenue and North Fourth street; running thence easterly about 300 feet to a point about midway between Kent avenue and Wythe avenue in said borough; and also a street surface railway on Wythe avenue; a public highway, in said borough and city between North Third and North Fourth streets, from the westerly side or house line thereof to the easterly side or house line thereof.

December 23, 1909, the company filed in the office of the secretary of state a certificate extending its route as follows:

(A) One track in the centre of North Fifth street, beginning at a point about 340 feet westerly from the westerly side line of Kent avenue; running thence easterly, to a point distant about 14 feet westerly from the westerly side line of Kent avenue, together with a spur track beginning at a point on the first mentioned track about 240 feet westerly from the westerly side line of Kent avenue, and running thence northwesterly across the northerly side of North Fifth street to a point distant about 317 feet westerly from the westerly side line of Kent avenue.

(B) One track on the northerly side of North Fifth street, beginning at a point on the northerly side line of said street about 311 feet westerly from the westerly side line of Kent avenue; running thence easterly along the northerly side of North Fifth street to the westerly side of Kent avenue; thence crossing Kent avenue to the easterly side thereof, and continuing along the northerly side of North Fifth street to the westerly side line of Wythe avenue, together with the following spur tracks:

(1) One spur track beginning at a point about 40 feet westerly from the westerly side line of Kent avenue; and running thence northwesterly across North Fifth street to the northerly side line of said North Fifth street at a point about 97 feet westerly from the westerly side line of Kent avenue.

(2) One spur track beginning just easterly of the easterly side line of Kent avenue; thence running southerly across North Fifth street to a point on the southerly side line thereof, distant about 103 feet easterly from the easterly side line of Kent avenue.

(3) One spur track beginning just easterly of the easterly side of Kent avenue; thence crossing North Fifth street to the southerly side thereof, and continuing along said southerly side between the curb and building lines of said street to the westerly side line of Wythe avenue.

(C) One track on the northerly side of North Fifth street beginning at a point about 60 feet westerly from the westerly side line of Wythe avenue; running thence easterly across the northerly side of North Fifth street to the westerly side of Wythe avenue; thence crossing Wythe avenue in an easterly direction to the easterly side line thereof at a point about 12 feet northerly from the northerly side line of North Fifth street.

(D) Four tracks beginning at the westerly side line of Wythe avenue; thence crossing Wythe avenue to the easterly side line thereof, all of such tracks to be situated in that portion of Wythe avenue between the northerly side line of North Fifth street and a line parallel thereto and distant approximately 50 feet northerly therefrom.

(E) Two tracks beginning at the westerly side line of Kent avenue, thence crossing Kent avenue to the easterly side line thereof, both of said tracks to be situated in that portion of Kent avenue included between the northerly side line of North Fifth street and a line parallel with and distant about 35 feet northerly therefrom.

(F) One track on the southerly side of North Sixth street beginning at the bulkhead line on the easterly side of the East river; running thence southeasterly along the southerly side of North Sixth street to a point on the southerly side line of North Sixth street distant about 452 feet westerly from

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