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Friday, July 27, 2012

Downtown Brooklyn Streetcar Map 9-22-44 to 3-4-51

Source:  B. Linder, New York Division Bulletin, Vol. 21, No. 8, August, 1978, P.10.

Today is the 52nd Anniversary of the end of Trolley Bus Service in Brooklyn on July 27, 1960.

The attached map shows downtown  Brooklyn streetcar trackage at the end.  It does not show the trolley bus service wire that co-existed on some of the streets, such as Livingston Street during part of the period (1948-59).    When the last trolley car ran through the area on March 4, 1951 and the last trolley bus ran on Flushing Avenue to High Street on July 27, 1960, the end of the era of dependable electric street transportation came to end in New York City.  The way things that are going today in New York City, it is unlikely that any form of wired electric street transportation would ever return to the streets in our lifetime. 

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