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October 31st, 1956.....Farewell to Brooklyn's streetcars

 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:07 pm    Post subject: October 31st, 1956.....Farewell to Brooklyn's streetcars Reply with quote

........the end of a long and colorful era....... Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

......a little more than six years prior to the last runs of Brooklyn's remaining streetcars, the last cars traveled over the Brooklyn Bridge from Park Row in Manhattan.

The year following the last run of Brooklyn's PCC's, the beloved Brooklyn Dodgers (originally the "Trolley Dodgers") played their last game at the hallowed Ebbets Field.

The famed "Steeplechase" closed at Coney Island in the mid 1960's.

In 1969, the very last prewar BMT cars (the fabled "Standards") were retired, and, the iconic Myrtle Avenue El was closed down.

One elderly Flatbush native once remarked: ".....it was bad enough when the Dodgers left for Los Angeles, but Brooklyn ain't Brooklyn without the streetcars and the old BMT trains......."

"NYO"
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