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THE PROSPECT   PARK   AND   SOUTH
BROOKLYN   RAILROAD

KENSINGTON     JUNCTION
AND     DITMAS   AVENUE   STATION


1888   STOCK   CERTIFICATE   FROM   COLLECTION   OF   AND   WITH   THANKS   TO   JOHN   M.   SZABOL


THE   PROSPECT   PARK   AND   SOUTH   BROOKLYN   RAILROAD   WAS   INCORPORATED   JUNE   15,   1888   AND   BECAME   PART   OF   THE   ROUTE   BETWEEN   GRAVESEND   AVENUE   AND   UNION   DEPOT   AND   LATER   THE   39th   STREET   FERRY.   IT   WAS   USED   BY   PROSPECT   PARK  &  CONEY   ISLAND   AND   LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD   TRAINS.

THE   P.  P.   &   S.  B.   JOINED   THE   P.  P.   &   C.  I.   AT   KENSINGTON   JUNCTION   AND   THE
BROOKLYN,   BATH   &   WEST   END   AT   CITY   LINE   JUNCTION   AT   NINTH   AVENUE.


FROM   A   1900   B.R.T.   MAP


AN   INTERLOCKING   AND   TOWER   WERE   INSTALLED.
AT   THE   LEFT   IS   KENSINGTON   STATION.




THIS   1915   PHOTOGRAPH   SHOWS   THAT   THE   PIPELINE   FROM   THE   TOWER
HAS    BEEN    COVERED    AND    GRAVESEND    AVENUE    HAS    BEEN    PAVED.


THE   SOUTHBOUND   HOME   SIGNALS,   HIGH   FOR   MAIN   TRACK,   LOW
FOR   REVERSE   MOVE   AND   A   MECHANICAL   MOVABLE   POINT   FROG.


A   TRAIN   OF   EL   CARS


SOUTHBOUND   HOME   SIGNALS   ON   GRAVESEND   AVENUE   AND   AN   APPROACHING   STREETCAR.


A  1907  TRACK  PLAN  COURTESY  OF  PAUL  MATUS


THE   LONG   ISLAND   RAIL   ROAD'S   JULY   1,   1903   C.  R.  4   STILL   LISTED
THE   P. P.   &   S. B.   ALTHOUGH   SHOWN   AS   PART   OF   THE   P. P.   &   C. I.


IN 1919 THE  P.P. & S.B.  AND THE  P.P. & C.I.  WERE ELEVATED FROM NINTH
AVENUE TO CONEY ISLAND,   DOING AWAY WITH THE NEED FOR AN INTERLOCKING.
THE TOWER THOUGH OUT OF SERVICE REMAINED STANDING UNTIL THE 1950'S.






THIS  IS  A  1935  PHOTOGRAPH


IN  1953  THE  SWITCHES  WERE  HAND  THROWN   AND  HAD  COLOR  LIGHT  TARGET  SIGNALS


BY 1907 A BRANCH OF THE STREET CAR TRACKS HAD BEEN BUILT ALONG SIXTEENTH AVENUE
TO SIXTY-THIRD STREET.   BY 1946 THE BRANCH WAS GONE AND A LOOP HAD BEEN INSTALLED.


ON JUNE 29, 1953 BILL SLADE PHOTOGRAPHED PCC NUMBER 1079 ENTERING THE LOOP.   IN THE FOREGROUND IS THE LOOP TRACK WHERE IT CROSSED THE SOUTHBOUND TRACK AND RAN TO A CONNECTION WITH THE NORTHBOUND

AT THE RIGHT CAN BE SEEN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STEEL WORK FOR THE CULVER SHUTTLE WHICH REPLACED THROUGH SERVICE FROM HERE TO NINTH AVENUE WHEN THE CULVER LINE WAS CONNECTED WITH THE IND OCTOBER 30, 1954.





IN 1950 BILL SLADE PHOTOGRAPHED CAR 6150 ON THE LOOP.


THE FIRST PCC CAR, NUMBER 1000, WAS PHOTOGRAPHED ON THE LOOP JULY 1, 1955


IN OCTOBER 1956 BILL SLADE PHOTOGRAPHED THE 1031 ON THE LOOP.



THE   CULVER   SHUTTLE






AN   IND   CONEY   ISLAND   EXPRESS


KENSINGTON   JUNCTION   IN   1984


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