Webrings - Maps - Trolleys and More
Saturday, November 29, 2014
This Brighton Beach is not in Brooklyn!
It is funny to see a "Brighton Beach" sign on a trolley that is not on a subway car or trolley car in New York. In fact, I am not sure in he heyday of streetcars in Brooklyn, New York, if a destination curtain had a setting for "Brighton Beach" in the PCC era. Since Coney Island was nearby, perhaps Coney Island was a more well know setting. I think the PCC cars had a setting for Coney Island or West 5th Street Depot instead of "Brighton Beach". "Brighton Beach" here in Brooklyn is very rich in transit history and probably there was a "Brighton Beach" destination on sign curtains earlier in the 20th Century on street railway equipment. Of course on BMT subway equipment, such as BMT standards, Triplexes and modern equipment, "Brighton Beach" today and the past is an important terminal.
Enjoy the video from "Down Under". The destination sign shown in this clip is not really a curtain but is a piece of wood painted with the destinations.
From " 1950's St. Kilda Tram to Brighton Beach" posted by Gezza1967
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Additional map and narrative to follow some time in the future.
There is another map to this line and hopefully I will post it soon. The map not posted shows the line going south via Mamaroneck Avenue. I am not familiar with the streetcars of Westchester Coun ty, which is the county just north of the Bronx. According to Linder, the line started as an electric streetcar in 1895 and one branch ended service on November 17, 1929 and another branch on March 11, 1927. The Mamaroneck service started on June 30, 1898. Unlike streetcars in Brooklyn and Manhattan, the track layout shows a lot of single track with bypasses. The line was on its' way to extinction as early as the late 1920's. I hope to post more in the future. Tramway Null(0)
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Please look at this interesting film whose subject is the history of Kiev Tramways from 1941 to 1970. There is also shots of trolleybuses and I believe Kiev built trams running in Warsaw and Prague. In Russian or Ukrainian, I am not sure, I do not speak both. I believe there are short clips in Polish and Czech. I also like the period music.