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Guide to the William F. Reeves Elevated Railroads Photograph Collection
(bulk dates 1878-1906)
 PR 154

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400

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Collection processed by Emily Wolff and Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 14, 2015
Description is in English.

Container List

Series V: Bronx Lines

Scope and Contents note

Series V. Bronx Lines spans the period from ca. 1883 to 1906 and contains eighteen images relating to the elevated trains in the Bronx. Elevated railroad service in the Bronx began in 1886. A set of three images documents the construction of the bridge and tracks built over the Harlem River in 1883-1884. Mammoth plate albumen prints from 1884 by J. Reid show stations and track structures of the Suburban Rapid Transit Company, the company that built the elevated railroads in the Bronx. A series of four prints from about 1906 show the tracks over Third Avenue. A 1903 print by George P. Hall & Son shows a train car elevator at the Bronx Park Yards.

Photographs are arranged from south to north on the train route. The number of prints in each folder is noted in parentheses.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 34-35 131st Street Bridge north to 179th Street (11 prints)

General note

See also: Box 10, Folder 46

Box: 8 Folder : 36 Third Avenue and 179th Street Yards (5 prints)
Box: 8 Folder : 37 Bronx Park Yards at E. 193rd Street (1 print)

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