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Notes on the Collection of Transfers
W. J. Sidis
The following indicates some lists of company numbering and lettering as appearing on street cars:
In Philadelphia (Phila. Rapid Transit Company)
|2. 15th & 16th Streets||40. Lombard and South|
|3. Frankford―12th & 13th||41. Market―Overbrook|
|4. Lehigh―6th & 7th||42. West Spruce Street|
|5. Frankford―2nd & 3rd||43. Spring Garden Street|
|6. Huntington & Cumberland||44. Lansdowne―Arch|
7. Strawberry―4th & 5th
|45. Hog Island|
|8. Dauphin & Susquehanna||46. 58th & 60th Streets|
|9. Strawberry―4th & 5th||47. Olney―8th & 9th|
|10. Lancaster―Subway||48. Fairmont―Arch|
|11. Woodland―Subway||49. Glenside|
|12. Grays Ferry||50. Fox Chase―4th & 5th|
|13. Chester Avenue||51. Columbia―8th & 9th|
|14. 42nd Street||52. Chelton Avenue|
|15. Girard Avenue||53. Wayne Ave.―12th & 13th|
|16. North 19th & 20th||54. Lehigh Avenue|
|17. South 19th & 20th||55. York Road―10th & 11th|
|18. South 22nd & 23rd||57. Jefferson & Master|
|19. Luzerne―6th & 7th||58. Torresdale Avenue|
|20. 12th & 13th Sts.||59. Bustleton|
|21. North 17th & 18th||60. Allegheney Avenue|
|22. Doylestown||61. Manayunk|
|23. Germantown Ave.―10th &11th||62. Darby―Chester Extension|
|24. York Road―15th & 16th||63. Catherine & Bainbridge|
|25. Dauphin―2nd & 3rd||64. Federal & Wharton|
|29. Morris & Tasker||65. York Road―4th & 5th|
|30. Haverford―Vine||70. 52nd―Bala|
|31. Market― Haverford||71. Darby―Media|
|32. South 17th & 18th||72. Moores|
|33. Hunting Park―19th & 20th||73. Bridesburg|
|34. Baltimore―Subway||74. Hatboro|
|35. 52nd―Parkside||75. Olney Avenue|
|36. Elmwood Avenue||76. Darby―Chester|
|37. Chester Short Line||77. Middleton|
|38. Baring―Subway||78. Lansdowne|
|79. Snyder Avenue|
|80. Oregon Avenue|
|A. Roosevelt Boulevard||81. Passyunk Avenue|
In Buffalo (International Railway)
|1. William||14. Abbott Road|
|2. Clinton||15. Seneca|
|3. Grant||16. South Park|
|4. Broadway||17. Elk|
|5. Niagara||18. Jefferson|
|6. Sycamore||19. Bailey Avenue|
|7. Hoyt||20. Elmwood|
|8. Main||21. Michigan―Forest|
|9. Kenmore||22. Connecticut|
|10. West Utica||23. Fillmore―Hertel|
|12. East Utica||24. Genessee|
|13. Kensington||25. Best|
In Los Angeles (Los Angeles Railway)
|A. W. Adams & Lincoln Park||L. W. 11th & Lincoln Park|
|B. Brooklyn & Hooper||M. Moneta and Grand|
|C. Angeleno & Crown Hill||N. East 2nd & West 9th|
|D. West 6th Street||O. South Main Street|
|E. Eagle Rock & Hawthorne||P. West Pico & East First|
|F. Hoover & E. 4th||R. W. 3rd & Whittier Blvd.|
|G. Griffith & Griffin||S. San Pedro & Western Ave.|
|H. Heliotrope & Maple||T. Temple Street|
|I. West First Street||U. University & Central|
|J. W. Jefferson||V. Vernon & Vermont|
|K. E. Jefferson & 38th||W. Washington & Garvanza|
In Hartford (Connecticut Company)
|A. Elizabeth Park||N. Rainbow|
|B. West Hartford||O. Springfield|
|C. Prospect Ave.||P. New Britain|
|D. Capitol Ave.||Q. Elmwood|
|E. Unionville||R. Cedar Hill|
|F. Ashley Street||S. Barbour Street|
|G. Asylum Ave.||T. Blue Hills|
|H. East Hartford||U. Wethersfield|
|I. Bloomfield Ave.||V. Glastonbury|
|J. Broad Street||W. Franklin Ave.|
|K. Zion Street||X. Rockville|
|L. Vine Street||Y. South Manchester|
|M. Middletown||Z. Rockville Interurban|
The above is remarkable for using all the letters of the alphabet. The Connecticut Company uses a separate lettering system in practically every large city served by it, such as Stamford, Bridgeport, Norwalk, New Haven, Waterbury, Meridan.
In San Francsco (Municipal Railway of S. F.)
|A. Geary Street||F. Stockton Street|
|B. Ocean Beach||H. Van Ness Avenue|
|C. California―Geary||J. Church Street|
|D. Presido||K. Ingleside (Market St.)|
|E. Union Street||L. Taraval Street|
These examples will suffice to indicate company numbers and letters as appearing on cars themselves. In some systems, however, company numbers and letters of routes appear only on transfer tickets. We give some examples.
In Manhattan Borough, N. Y. City (N. Y. Railways Co.)
|2. Lexington Avenue||18. 14th St. Crosstown|
|5. Sixth Avenue||19. 23rd St. Crosstown|
|6. Seventh Avenue||21. 34th St. Crosstown|
|7. Broadway―7th Avenue||23. 116th St. Crosstown|
|17. 8th St. Crosstown||25. Columbus & Lenox Ave.|
|17A. 8th & 10th Sts.||26. Spring & Delancey|
Third Avenue Railways System (New York City)
(1) Manhattan Lines
|1. 3rd & Amsterdam Ave.||8. Grand Street|
|2. Broadway Branch Line||10. 42nd St. Crosstown|
|3. Tenth Avenue||12. 110th St. Crosstown|
|4. Avenue B||13. 125th St. Crosstown|
|5. Kingsbridge Line||14. Broadway & 145th St.|
|6. P. O. Brooklyn||15. 59th St. Crosstown|
(2) Bronx Lines
|1. Webster Ave.||17. Sedgwick Avenue|
|3. Boston Road||18. Crosstown|
|4. Westchester Ave.||19. Crosstown|
|5. Southern Boulevard||21. Tremont Avenue|
|7. University Ave.||22. Clason Point|
|8. Kingsbridge Line||23. Fordham Road Crosstown|
|9. Morris Avenue||25. Bronx-Van Cortlandt Parks|
|11. St. Anns Avenue||28. Fort Schuyler|
|12. Williamsbridge||31. Morris Park Ave.|
|13. 138th St. Crosstown||34. Ogden Avenue|
|14. 149th St. Crosstown||35. Pelham Bay Park|
|15. St. Anns Avenue||38. Willis Ave.|
|16. 161-163rd St. Crosstown|
(3) Yonkers Lines
|1. Mount Vernon||4. Broadway―Park Ave.|
|2. Tuckahoe||5. McLean―Riverdale Ave.|
|3. Broadway―Warburton||6. Nepera Park|
(4) Queens Lines
(Also on New York and Queens Country Railway)
|1. Flushing||8. Flushing Ave.|
|2. College Point||9. Jamaica|
|3. Corona||10. Broadway|
|4. Steinway||11. Bridge Shuttle|
|5. Dutch Kills||12. College Point Shuttle|
|6. Calvary||13.Jackson Ave.|
In Northern New Jersey (Public Service Railway line north of Trenton)
|1. Newark Ave. Belt||35. Roseville|
|2. College Point||36. Central|
|3. Corona||37. Bergen Street|
|7. Greenville||38. Clifton|
|8. 22nd St. Bayonne||39. Springfield|
|9. 5th St. Bayonne||40. Kinney|
|11. Oakland||41. Kearney|
|14. Willow||42. Mount Prospect|
|15. Grove||44. Bloomfield|
|17. Summit||46. South Orange|
|19. Union Hill||47. Montrose|
|20. West Hoboken||50. Harrison|
|22. Passaic||52. Market|
|24. Bergen||58. Hudson River|
|26. Newark||60. Main|
|28. Chapel||70. Elizabeth|
|29. Hackensack||71. Union|
|31. Broad||78. Easton|
|33. Paterson||81. Trenton|
|34. Orange||86. Perth Amboy|
There is a separate numbering for lines of the same system south of Trenton, thus making it convenient to consider Trenton as the point of separation between two sub-systems.
On Staten Island, New York City (municipal cars)
|1. Richmond||4. Manor Road|
|2.Silver lake||5. Midland Branch|
The above are samples of the numbering and lettering appearing on cars or transfers or both. Note that in very few of these cases is the numbering or lettering continuous, and usually there are a few outstanding unnumbered or unlettered lines. We may mention the following systems as using these devices (each system being denoted as in Appendix A):
1Fi. Numbers on transfers only.
1Gi. Similar to 1Fi.
1Li. Letters on cars only, in some cities. Each city has separate lettering notation.
2Ai. Numbers on transfers only, on main sub-system.
2Aii. Numbers on transfers only, each sub-system separately.
2Aiv. Numbers on buses and on transfers.
2Ax. Numbers on transfers only, before June 1923.
2Axii. Numbers on transfers only.
2Bii. Numbers on buses only.
2Di. Numbers on transfers only; separately for each side of Trenton.
2Fi. Numbers and letters, on cars only.
2Gi. Numbers on cars and letters on buses; also on transfers.
2Giv. Numbers on cars only; separate for each city.
2Hii. Numbers and letters on cars only in some cities.
2Ji. Numbers on cars only; separate notation for each city.
2Mi. Numbers on cars and transfers.
2Pi. Numbers on cars; different sets of numbers on transfers.
3Ai. Numbers on cars and transfers.
4Ai. Numbers on cars only.
4Mii. Numbers on buses only.
4Pii. Numbers on cars only.
4Ui. Numbers on transfers and cars.
4Uii. Numbers on cars only.
6Aii. Numbers on buses only.
8Ai. Numbers on cars and transfers.
9Ai. Numbers on cars and transfers.
9Aii. Letters on cars only.
9Aiv. Numbers and letters on cars and transfers.
9Bi. Letters on cars and transfers.
9Bii. Numbers on buses in some cities.
9Biii. Numbers and letters on cars only.
9Biv. Numbers on buses and transfers.
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