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The Brooklyn, Flatbush and Coney Island Railway was a steam railroad operating in the borough of Briiklyn in New York City.

It was incorporated in 1877. (Note that there was an earlier, unrelated company called the Brooklyn, Flatbush and Coney Island Railroad Company, that was incorporated on June 25, 1869. Some references confuse the two.) It was possibly organized as a consolidation of The Flatbush & Coney Island Park and Concourse Railroad (organized 1876), and The Coney Island and East River Railroad (also organized 1876), but records are uncertain. Service actually began on July 2, 1878, running from Prospect Park (at Flatbush and Ocean Avenues) to the Brighton Beach Hotel, a hotel owned by the railway.

On August 19, 1878, the north end was extended to Atlantic Avenue and Franklin Ave. (then Franklin St.). The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and the new BF&CIRR made an agreement whereby a connection would be made at that point and trains, both freight and passenger, of each of the two railroads would be able to travel along the other’s right of way. In particular, the BF&CIRR would be able to use the LIRR’s Flatbush Ave. terminal, while the LIRR would be able to use the BF&CIRR for travel between Long Island City (as well as points east on Long Island) to Coney Island. On December 14, 1883, the Long Island Rail Road evicted the Brooklyn, Flatbush and Coney Island from its Brooklyn depot after six seasons of service. This resulted from the 1880 purchase of the LIRR by Austin Corbin, who also owned the New York, Brooklyn and Manhattan Beach Railroad, which competed with the BF&CIRR, as well as the LIRR's building a new line to Long Beach, and consequently wanting its patrons to go there rather than to Coney Island. The agreement had one more year to run, and so the BF&CIRR continued to use the LIRR's terminal in 1884.

Fulton St. elevatedIn 1887, the BF&CI was reorganized as the Brooklyn & Brighton Beach Railroad. Having lost its rights over the LIRR, the railroad began negotiations with the Kings County Elevated Railway to provide it with access to {{Wikipedia reference|Downtown Brooklyn]]. In 1896, through service began over the KCERy's Fulton Street elevated. Around the same time, the B&BBRR electrified (using trolley wire) from Fulton and Franklin Sts. to Newkirk Av., and the rest of the line was electrified in 1900. Upon electrification of the Fulton St. elevated, a ramp was built at Fulton and Franklin Sts., and on July 9, 1900 through service began to Park Row using the Fulton St. elevated and the Brooklyn Bridge.

The year 1900 saw the KCERy take over control of the B&BBRR, and in turn the KCERy was taken over by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT).

(For subsequent history see BMT Brighton Line.)

Defunct New York City Transit Operators
Steam railroads later converted to rapid transit systems Brooklyn and Brighton Beach RailroadBrooklyn, Bath and Coney Island Rail RoadBrooklyn, Bath and Coney Island RailroadBrooklyn, Bath and West End RailroadBrooklyn, Flatbush and Coney Island RailwayConey Island Elevated RailwayGreenwood and Coney Island RailroadMarine RailwayNew York and Coney Island RailroadNew York and Manhattan Beach RailwayNew York and Sea Beach RailroadNew York and Sea Beach RailwayNew York, Brooklyn and Manhattan Beach RailroadProspect Park and Coney Island RailroadSea Beach RailwaySea View Railroad
Rapid transit systems Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit CorporationBrooklyn Rapid Transit CompanyBrooklyn Union Elevated RailroadInterborough Rapid Transit CompanyKings County Elevated Railway
Streetcar systems

Avenue C Railroad CompanyBelt Line RailwayBleecker Street and Fulton Ferry RailroadBroadway and Seventh Avenue RailroadBroadway Surface RailroadBroadway Railway CompanyBrooklyn and North River RailroadBrooklyn & Queens Transit CorporationBrooklyn Central and Jamaica RailroadBrooklyn City Rail RoadBrooklyn Crosstown RailroadBrooklyn, Queens County and Suburban RailroadBush Terminal RailroadBushwick RailroadCalvary Cemetery, Greenpoint and Brooklyn RailroadCentral Crosstown Railroad CompanyCentral Park, North and East River RailroadChambers Street and Grand Street Ferry RailroadChristopher and Tenth Street Railroad CompanyColumbus and Ninth Avenue RailroadConey Island and Brooklyn Rail RoadConey Island, Fort Hamilton and Brooklyn RailroadDry Dock, East Broadway and Battery RailroadEighth Avenue Railroad CompanyFlushing and College Point Electric RailwayFort George and Eleventh Avenue RailroadForty-Second Street and Grand Street Ferry Railroad CompanyFourth Avenue Street RailwayFulton Street RailroadGrand Street and Newtown Rail RoadGreenpoint and Lorimer Street RailroadHouston, West Street and Pavonia Ferry RailroadInterurban Street RailwayJamaica Central Railways CompanyKings County Electric RailwayLexington Avenue and Pavonia Ferry RailroadLong Island City and Calvary Cemetery RailroadLong Island City and Maspeth RailroadLong Island City and Newtown RailwayLong Island Electric RailwayManhattan and Queens Traction CompanyManhattan Bridge Three Cent LineMarine RailwayMaspeth Avenue and Toll Bridge CompanyMaspeth Railroad and Bridge CompanyMetropolitan Crosstown Railway Metropolitan Street Railroad Metropolitan Street RailwayNassau Electric RailroadNewtown RailwayNew Williamsburgh and Flatbush RailroadNew York and Harlem Railroad CompanyNew York and North Shore Traction CompanyNew York and Queens County Railway CompanyNew York and Queens Transit CorporationNew York City Railway CompanyNew York Railways CompanyNinth Avenue Railroad CompanyPark Avenue RailroadQueensboro Bridge Railway CompanyRikers Avenue and Sanford Point RailroadSecond Avenue RailroadSixth Avenue Railroad CompanySouth Brooklyn Street RailroadSouth Ferry Railroad CompanySteinway and Hunters Point RailroadSteinway Railway CorporationThird Avenue RailroadThird Avenue RailwayThird Avenue Transit CorporationThirty-fourth Street Crosstown RailwayTwenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Streets Crosstown RailroadTwenty-Third Street Railroad CompanyUnion Railroad (Brooklyn)Union Railway Company of New York CityVan Brunt Street and Erie Basin Rail Road

Bus systems Affiliated Bus Transit CorporationArgus Line Transportation CorporationAvenue B & East Broadway Transit CompanyB&L TransportationBilow Bus LineBrooklyn Bus CorporationCommand Bus CompanyComprehensive Omnibus CorporationConcourse Bus LinesCourier Bus CompanyEastern Parkway, Brownsville and East New York Transit Relief AssociationEast Side Omnibus CorporationFifth Avenue Coach CompanyFifth Avenue Coach Lines, IncorporatedFlushing Heights Bus CompanyGeneral Omnibus CorporationGreater Cities Bus LinesGreen Bus LinesHamilton Bus CompanyIndependent BusesJamaica Bus LineJamaica BusesKings Coach CompanyLiberty Bus TransportationLiberty Lines ExpressLong Island Coach CompanyMadison Avenue Coach Company, IncorporatedManhattan & Queens Bus CorporationMidland Coach Corporation‎Municipal Motorbus CompanyNational City Bus LinesNew York Bus ServiceNew York City Omnibus CorporationNorth Shore Bus CompanyPioneer Bus CompanyPlum Beach Auto StageQueens Auto TractionQueens Bus CorporationQueens Bus LinesQueens-Nassau Transit LinesQueens Surface CorporationQueens Transit CorporationRauchwerger Bus CompanyRichmond Hill Bus LineRuoff BrothersS&C BusesS&F TransportationSteinway Omnibus CorporationSteinway Transit CorporationSurface Transit, IncorporatedSurface Transportation Corporation of New YorkTriangle Bus CompanyTriboro Coach CorporationWoodside-Astoria Transportation CompanyZ&M Coach Company

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