ARRT'S   ARRCHIVES

       


THE   BROOKLYN,   FLATBUSH   AND   CONEY   ISLAND   RAILWAY
THE   BRIGHTON   BEACH   LINE
    Part     THREE


Revised February 13, 2007

BROOKLYN FLATBUSH & CONEY ISLAND NUMBER 3 "THOMAS SULLIVAN"


BROOKLYN FLATBUSH & CONEY ISLAND NUMBER 4 AT ST. MARKS AVENUE CROSSING


BROOKLYN & BRIGHTON BEACH NUMBER 7


BROOKLYN FLATBUSH & CONEY ISLAND NUMBER 8




A   B. R. T.   FORNEY WITH A NORTHBOUND TRAIN AT PARK PLACE STATION

PAUL MATUS REMARKS: "One thing that bugs me is that Brighton Line steam photo I identified some time ago
� you know, �Park Place�? It bothers me because the nearest bridge behind the train is too far back. Now I enhanced
and blew the picture up in Photoshop to see what else I could see. It certainly looks BRT, but I also see that at the
back of the station there is a curve to the right, which doesn�t fit Park Place at all, now or then. The other candidates
for a station like that would be Consumers Park, Woodruff Avenue and Church Avenue (if the latter had been north
of the street, which I don�t think it ever was until post-1918). None of them would have that curve in the background.
That fence between the tracks also seems not Brighton-ish.





PARK PLACE CROSSING LOOKING WEST IN 1903


PARK PLACE CROSSING LOOKING EAST JULY 6, 1906


PROSPECT   PARK   STATION


PROSPECT   PARK   STATION   LOOKING   NORTH   IN   1914


PROSPECT   PARK   STATION   LOOKING   SOUTH   IN   1914


LOOKING WEST ON CHURCH AVENUE TOWARD BRIGHTON BEACH TRACKS


OPEN EL CARS AT CHURCH AVENUE STATION IN 1957.   ARRT ASKED B.R.T.
EXPERT PAUL MATUS WHY THERE WERE TROLLEY POLES ON THESE CARS.
PAUL EXPLAINS:   "You are right that the el poles (also the steps) were removed after the end of street running / grade crossing (except e105) operations.   But the poles were restored on elevated equipment used in work service in order to be used on South Brooklyn operations, i.e., on McDonald Ave., and the Bush Terminal area.   For 1957 these cars are surely in work service.   Only 1300 (Series) convertibles remained in passenger service after the last of the Fulton L quit in 1956."


LOOKING NORTH AT ALBEMARLE ROAD IN 1903


ALBEMARLE ROAD FOOTBRIDGE


EXCAVATION NORTH OF BEVERLEY ROAD


BEVERLEY ROAD CROSSING 1903


BEVERLEY ROAD CROSSING 1903


BEVERLEY ROAD CROSSING AND STATION


"This train is northbound toward Church Avenue station,   photo taken
from the southbound platform at Beverley Road."       Thanks Paul.


BEVERLEY ROAD CROSSING AND STATION


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