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New York's only PCC's/trolley-dodgin' days in the boroughs
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the time the last Brooklyn streetcars ran in late 1956, only the PCC's remained in service.

The last of the "standard" cars (Peter Witts) had been retired a few years earlier.

By the time the last of the old open-platform BMT elevated cars ran in 1958, the Myrtle Avenue El was the last of the old BRT/BMT el lines to be running.

By the late 1940's, streetcar line replacements were once again moving ahead; bit by bit (as was the case with PSNJ) the once- complex ganglia of B&QT streetcar lines were being whittled away to nearly nothing.

The BMT El lines that were still running to Park Row, Manhattan in 1944, were truncated when service over the Bridge was discontinued, and the El lines cut back.

The streetcars, as you know, were then shifted over to the former El tracks, where they ran until service across the Bridge ended in 1950.

In 1947, new St. Louis-built trolley buses began operating in Brooklyn, but their service lives were short; the NYCTA pulled the plug on trolley bus service in 1960, replacing the electric coaches with modern diesel buses.

With the passing of the trolley buses, so also went the era of electric-powered surface transit in Brooklyn......

"NYO".
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

October 31st, 1956.......the end of an era.......

https://www.newdavesrailpix.com/nyc/htm/bqt736.htm

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