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Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:13 pm

Until construction of an elevated line the New York Central was required by law to proceed trains on the street with a rider on horseback. These became known as "West Side Cowboys" or "10th Avenue Cowboys." Obviously the purpose was to warn people in a congested area and, perhaps more importantly, to slow the trains down to the pace of a horse.

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