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Monday, June 18, 2012

West End Trolley (Brooklyn) 1916-1947

Source:  Watson, Edward B. & Linder, B. New York Division Bulletin, Vol. 22, No. 6, June, 1979, pp.2-5.

   Since in a prior post, I showed videos of Brooklyn trolleys, some of which showed 39th Street Street and New Utrecht Avenue and Bay 19th Street, it is appropriate that I should show the streetcar line that ran at these locations.    The West End trolley, started its' life as a steam railroad line in 1864 and went through a similar progression as its' sister slightly to the east, the Culver Line.  The progression was:  Steam Railroad on the surface, electric elevated trains with trolley poles on the surface, steel structure with elevated /subway trains and trolley cars on the surface.  Like its' sister, the McDonald Avenue Trolley, the West End Trolley ended its' life (1947) even without the indignity of being replaced by a "stink buggy", also known as a diesel bus.

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