Webrings - Maps - Trolleys and More
Friday, October 23, 2015
Can you spot this error on this RR map?
It is ironic that railroad trackage was shown on Fort Hamilton Parkway next to the cemetery. In the late 1880's, there were plans to expand various surface steam railroads from 37th Street east to Flatbush or East New York / Brownsville at this point. ( See NY Division Bulletin, ERA, Vol. 18, No 1, February 1975, p.5-6. These surface steam railroads were never built. In addition, if the City of New York had the money, the Independent Subway would have been extended from the area around the Fort Hamilton Parkway station and along Ft. Hamilton Parkway to Bay Ridge and eventually to Staten Island. If this second IND system was ever build and the Culver Line existed, the Ft. Hamilton Parkway station at 37th street would have been a busy one in deed.