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Early Transportation Methods

MTA NYCT Facts & Figures
In 1831, Abraham Brower supplemented his local stagecoach business by running omnibus lines on the streets of Manhattan.

MTA NYCT Facts & Figures
1832, the New York & Harlem Railroad Company built the nation's first horsecar line along Fourth Avenue in Manhattan. Pictured above is a 23rd Street mule car, circa 1870.

MTA NYCT Facts & Figures
In the early 1890's, the Third Avenue Railroad ran cable cars like the one above.

MTA NYCT Facts & Figures
In 1913, the Marine Railway substituted storage battery cars for its former trolley service in Brooklyn.

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