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Thursday, October 6, 2016

October is the month of Transit Milestones

October has these transit events in common:

  1. End of Myrtle Elevated service in downtown Brooklyn (October 4, 1969)
  2. Introduction of the PCC car in Brooklyn (October, 1936)
  3. End of the Church Avenue, Church McDonald and Cortelyou Road Trolleybuses (October 31, 1956.
  4. End of BMT Culver Line service to Coney Island (October, 1954).
  5. Independent Subway  "Prospect Park Line" extended from Bergen Street to Church Avenue on October 7, 1933.  Today this section is incorrectly called the "Culver Line" and is served by both F and G trains.  The picture below was posted previously and the source may be "Daves Rail Pix".  Sorry but I cannot find the source at the moment.  The McDonald - Vanderbuilt line got PCC cars around January 11, 1937.  In the picture below, a # 50 Mc Donald car is headed southbound to Coney Island and is about to cross the Church Avenue Line #35 between 1951 and 1956.  The Church Avenue IND station, now on the F and G routes, is under the street.  Notice the frog above the car ( to the right ) for Church Avenue line northeastern turnouts unto Mc Donald Avenue.

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