THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD COMPANY
THE MAIN LINE WEST OF JAMAICA
THE MAY 11, 1861 AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL REPORTED:
"ON THE SIXTH INST THE FREIGHT TRAINS COMMENCED RUNNING BETWEEN GREENPORT AND THE DEPOT AT HUNTERS POINT. SINCE THAT DATE NO FREIGHT TRAIN HAS BEEN STARTED FROM THE SOUTH FERRY DEPOT, AND NO FREIGHT HAS BEEN RECEIVED AT THAT POINT SINCE THE 4TH. AN OFFICE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AT THE JAMES SLIP FERRY, NEW YORK SIDE, BOTH FOR THE RECEIPT AND DELIVERY OF FREIGHT. PASSENGER TRAINS ALSO COMMENCED RUNNING TO AND FROM HUNTERS POINT ON THE 10TH. HEREAFTER PASSENGERS FOR THE TRAINS WILL TAKE THE FERRY BOAT AT JAMES SLIP, OR AT 34TH STREET FOR HUNTERS POINT."
FROM VFS PART TWO:
"As of April 1, 1862 operation of Flushing trains onto the Long Dock at the mouth of Newtown Creek was discontinued, and all trains ran in and out of the L.I.R.R. depot. At the same time the Flushing R.R. got rid of its ferry operation into Fulton Market Slip and the lease of the ferryboat Mattano, and passengers now used either the James Slip Ferry or the Thirty-fourth Street Ferry."