The intent of this book is to present some rare photographs of the smaller and more obscure streetcar lines including the major players which once "polished the rails" and are now "forsaken memories".
Some of the companies include: CENTRAL PARK, NORTH and EAST RIVER RAILROAD CO.
BELT LINE RAILWAY CORPORATION
EIGHTH and NINTH AVENUE RAILWAYS
JAMAICA CENTRAL RAILWAYS and STEINWAY LINES
NEW YORK and QUEENS COUNTY RAILWAY COMPANY
BUSH TERMINAL RAILROAD
JAY STREET CONNECTING RAILROAD
METROPOLITAN STREET RAILWAY
NEW YORK RAILWAYS COMPANY
MANHATTAN and QUEENS TRACTION CORPORATION
THIRD AVENUE RAILWAY SYSTEM
BROOKLYN CITY RAILROAD - LONG ISLAND TRACTION CO. -
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS RAILROAD - BROOKLYN RAPID TRANSIT CO. - BROOKLYN MANHATTAN TRANSIT CORPORATION - BROOKLYN and QUEENS TRANSIT CORPORATION
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