SHEET MUSIC THE FRANKLIN AVENUE RAILRAOD GALOP – 1883 BROOKLYN RAILROAD
Sheet music – The Franklin Avenue Rail Road Galop, 12 3/8 x 9 3/8, 1883, 3 pp complete. New York Grand Conservatory Publishing Co. Advertising on back.Very scarce title.
The Franklin Avenue Line was part of the original main line of the Brooklyn, Flatbush and Coney Island Railway or Brighton Beach Line, later known as the BMT Brighton Line. It formally opened on August 18, 1878, about six weeks after the rest of the Brighton Line opened. This portion of the Brighton Beach Line represented a routing compromise. The BF&CI would have preferred a more direct route to downtown Brooklyn, but instead had to settle for a route which took it north to the Bedford station of the Long Island Rail Road, where Brighton trains could operate to the latter railroad's terminal at Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue. The LIRR, however, gained control of the New York and Manhattan Beach Railway, a competitor of the BF&CI, and breached its agreement to provide equal access to the Flatbush Avenue terminal. After the 1882 season, the Brighton was forced to end its trains at Bedford, a situation which soon led to bankruptcy.
Spine no intact, sheet trimmed though not affecting text or music, aa few small edge tears back page, overall Fine.
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SKU: SM TR 744
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