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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Bronx and Westchester Trolley Video

Source:  Roger Arcara's Transportapes:  (T-2) Bronx and Westchester 1930's and 1940's

In this great narrated video, Roger Arcara takes you to different parts of the Bronx in the 1930's and 1940's including some shots in Westchester and upper Manhattan.  The Willis Avenue Line is shown going over the 3rd Avenue Bridge and the plow pit is mentioned.  There is much action showing streetcars traveling under various elevated structures, including the Third Avenue El.    There is also material showing Westchester streetcars entering under the elevated structure at White Plains Road and East 241 Street in the upper Bronx.  The Bronx sported some short trolley underpasses under the Grand Concourse and this is shown also.  Every part of the Bronx seems to be covered.  What a loss that this great system was destroyed.  I got this video off Youtube and I am glad that it is available.  Various parts of the Willis Avenue Line (posted before) is now shown in motion.
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