Forty-second Street and Grand Street Ferry Railroad

The Forty-second Street and Grand Street Ferry Railroad was a horse-drawn streetcar line in Manhattan, New York City, USA. It ran from the 42nd Street Ferry on the Hudson River to the Grand Street Ferry on the East River. The line was distinguished by a light green light.

At least until 1879, the tracks ran along 42nd Street, Tenth Avenue, 34th Street, Broadway, 23rd Street, Fourth Avenue, 14th Street, Avenue A, (using Second Street westbound to cut the corner), Houston Street, Cannon Street/Goerck Street (eastbound/westbound) and Grand Street.

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Forty-second Street And Grand Street Ferry Railroad - History
... The railroad was chartered on February 16, 1862 (some sources say 1863) ... In October 1863, the New York and Harlem Railroad, which had tracks down the middle of Fourth Avenue, took the Forty-second Street and Grand Street Ferry Railroad to court to ... Since the railroad began to operate, it presumably won the case ...

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