Taking it to the street...


On Saturday, December 14, 2002 history was made when a streetcar will once again ran in the streets of Brooklyn, NY after a 46-year absence.

Shortly after noon the ceremonial ribbon was cut by the Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. See pictures below.

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  Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, cuts through the Red Tape;   Stan Fischler and Bob Diamond help out.

Photo by Joseph M. Calisi, 2002




For more information on press coverage for the Brooklyn Trolley Project, Atlantic Avenue Tunnel and events by BHRA see our press coverage page  Photo by Brian Kassel 2002 BHRA PCC # 3321 on recently completed track within the roadbed of Connover Street.  This completed section of track is the first new trolley / light rail track to be constructed in a NYC


street since well before WWII.  To mark to occasion, we brought out PCC # 3321, the last trolley produced by the Pullman company.  This trolley was originally built for Boston in 1951 and is the last US built trolley to be manufactured and delivered to the east coast.  Photo by Brian Kassel 2002





A ride in the trolley

Stan Fischler (author of "Confessions of a Trolley Dodger From Brooklyn") speaking on the significance of the event

Photo by Brian Kassel 2002



  Photo by Joseph M. Calisi, 2002

Photo by Joseph M. Calisi, 2002




We will be having a larger event in late spring/ early summer to commemorate the completion and permanent installation of the electrical centenary along Connover and Reed Streets in Brooklyn..  



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