Webrings - Maps - Trolleys and More
Sunday, April 30, 2017
I Found a Gem
I came across this video by accident. It is titled " Trolley Lines of Brooklyn PCC Cars Home Movie 52964MB" . This movie was shot by Ben Young during the period of 1951 to 1956 and concentrates on the last three PCC operated lines in Brooklyn, Namely the Church Avenue, McDonald Avenue and Coney Island Avenue lines. I never saw such a long trolley video and it lasts 29 minutes. This movie covers many of the topics that is discussed in this blog. A heavy concentration is on the portion of the Church Avenue line at the waterfront, just four blocks from the future Luchenbach ship disaster in December, 1956. You see in detail the private right of way between First and Second Avenues to the loop. You see hilly 39th Street as well with a shot a 39th Street 13th Avenue at the fruit store, which may have been called "Burdo Brothers - Poor People Friends". You look up 13th Avenue and you see the Culver Line. You will see the garages that I spoke about at 37th Street and the Lumber yard, the former Nassau Electric depot. You see the Ocean Parkway underpass and you can catch a view of the Kings County Hospital main tower in the distance. Some Culver Line shots are also shown with B type and AB type BMT standard cars. You will also see the Ninth Avenue Depot and McDonald Avenue with a sharp decline to Coney Island in the distance. Other shots include the Coney Island Avenue line at Church Avenue and the private right of way near the ocean with BMT trains overhead at the Ocean Parkway station. The Coney Island Avenue viaduct over the Belt Highway is shown with PCC cars running gracefully in the middle.
Much more. Copy and paste the code below in your browser. You will really enjoy this.
It was nice to see all the old stores again. The PCC Cars really ran fast and kept up in traffic.
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