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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fulton Street (Brooklyn) "L" Track Plans - 1912

Source:  Linder, B. "Fulton Street 'L' - Track Plans", In New York Division Bulletin, Electric Railroader' Association, Vol. 38, No. 1,  January, 1995, pp.2-4.

For those of you that would like to do research and see the early track plans of the Fulton Street Line in Brooklyn in 1912, please see below.  Notice the Fulton Ferry stub which was very close to the Ferry Line to Manhattan.  The Sands Street station was multilevel and very interesting.  Take a look at "Manhattan Junction" station in 1912.  Some of you are interested in the "Franklin Shuttle" and you can see the prior connection of the "Brighton Line" to the Fulton Street El at the "Franklin Avenue Station".  Parts of the original line at this intersection lasted until the last rebuilding of the line  (Franklin Avenue Shuttle) several years ago.  The structure at Sands Street was complicated and the map does not show the ramp in which streetcars joined the structure for accessing the Brooklyn Bridge.


  1. Jeff, These are great maps. I've seen some of them before, and wondered why the Eastern Parkway station seems to be further south than Atlantic Avenue. I eventually saw, on maps dating from about 1907, that the Eastern Parkway in that map is actually Pitkin Avenue. Even today, Pitkiin Avenue's house numbers continue those of Eastern Parkway. Therefore the Fulton Street El had a Pitkin Avenue station just north of the turnoff to Pitkin Avenue. On slightly later maps the name Eastern Parkway covered the same territory it does today, plus Highland Boulevard. This probably explains the high house numbers (26nn) on Robert Street, which is an alley parallel to Highland Boulevard one block to the north, and whose lots extend all the way from Robert Street to Highland Boulevard.

  2. Thanks Bob, for your contribution. I am not that familiar with the Eastern Division compared to the Southern Division of the BMT.

    Hi Bob:
    Thanks for your contribution. I am less familiar with the Eastern Division of the BMT compared to the Southern Division. I know that the eastern portion of the Fulton Street Line was rebuilt to "Dual Contract" standards. Thank you also for the street analysis. If I find anything interesting, I will post it.
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