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THE   BROOKLYN   &   JAMAICA   RAIL   ROAD
THE   LONG     ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD
and    ATLANTIC   AVENUE



HEMPSTEAD


ON JULY 4 1839 THE NEW TRACK TO HEMPSTEAD WAS OPENED FROM
HEMPSTEAD BRANCH - LATER MINEOLA - TO A TERMINAL ON MAIN STREET.

THE FIRST TRAIN WAS PULLED BY THE NEW LOCOMOTIVE "TAGLIONI".



"TAGLIONI" WAS ONE OF ONLY TWO LOCOMOTIVES BUILT BY POUGHKEEPSIE LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE COMPANY.
FROM NEW YORK TIMES AND COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCER, APRIL 4 1839.


FROM JOHN H. WHITE'S HISTORY OF AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE BUILDERS.   HE USES "TAGLIONE".



"TAGLIONI"?     PERHAPS!



THE "TAGLIONI" WAS NAMED FOR   "Marie Taglioni (23 April 1804 – 22 April 1884) ..... a ballet dancer of the Romantic ballet era,
a central figure in the history of European dance. She was one of the most celebrated ballerinas of the romantic ballet, which was cultivated primarily
at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, and at the Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique of the Paris Opera Ballet."         WIKIPEDIA


IN 1841 THE TAGLIONI WAS RENAMED THE "JOHN A. KING"


BESIDES THROUGH TRAINS FROM BROOKLYN SERVICE WAS PROVIDED BY HORSECARS CONNECTING
WITH THROUGH TRAINS AT MINEOLA.   THIS IS A TWO HORSE CAR ON ANOTHER RAILROAD.


AN   1840   ENGRAVING







HEMPSTEAD   SERVICE   OVER   THE   YEARS

OCTOBER   1841   AND   OCTOBER   1843   SCHEDULES   FROM   BROOKLYN   EAGLE   SHOW
TWO   ROUND   TRIPS   BETWEEN   BROOKLYN   AND   HEMPSTEAD   DAILY   EXCEPT   SUNDAYS.

 

JUNE   1845   AND   DECEMBER   1849   TIMETABLES   FROM   BROOKLYN   EAGLE   DO   NOT   SHOW   THROUGH
TRAINS.     PRESUMABLY   THE   HORSE   CAR   CONNECTED   WITH   THE   ACCOMODATION   TRAINS
 

IN OCTOBER 1852 THERE WERE TWO ROUND TRIPS BETWEEN BROOKLYN AND HEMPSTEAD DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.


BY DECEMBER 1852 THERE WAS ONE ROUND TRIP BETWEEN BROOKLYN AND HEMPSTEAD DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.


AND OTHER TRAINS CONNECTED WITH THE HORSE CAR.


IF THE BACK OF THIS 1855 TICKET WAS UP TO DATE
AT LEAST SOME HEMPSTEAD SERVICE WAS STILL PROVIDED BY HORSECAR.




 

AN 1859 MAP FROM THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY WEBSITE.
THE TRACK RAN SOUTH OF FRONT STREET.




FIFTY YEARS LATER - TRACK IS N. Y. & L. I. TRACTION COMPANY.


THE   RAILROAD   STILL   REPORTED   THREE   HORSECARS   IN   EARLY   1861

IN OCTOBER 1862 AN 0-4-0 STEAM DUMMY "HEMPSTEAD",   BUILT BY TAUNTON,   REPLACED THE HORSECAR.


THESE ARE STEAM DUMMY ENGINES ON THE BROOKLYN CITY RAILROAD




LATER THE SHUTTLE HAD THIS ANTIQUE TANK LOCOMOTIVE "FRED" AND AN ANCIENT COACH NUMBER TEN.
IN 1864 "FRED" WAS CREATED FROM AN 1862 HINCKLEY DUMMY ENGINE "QUINCEY".






JUNE   4   1862


MAY   11   1863




NOVEMBER   4   1867


NOVEMBER   8   1874


THIS   1873   COLTON   SHOWS   THE   L. I. R. R.,   STEWART   LINE   AND   SOUTHERN   R. R.   HEMPSTEAD   BRANCHES




THIS   MAY   14,   1877   TIME   TABLE   FROM   THE   HEMPSTEAD   INQUIRER   SHOWS   SERVICE   ON   THE   THREE   LINES.




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