Here are the last four trolley lines to operate in New York City: #35 The Church Avenue Line, #68 The Coney Avenue Line, #50 The MacDonald Avenue Line, all in Brooklyn shown operating with the famous PCC (President's Conference Car). The last line is the Queensborough Bridge Railway, covered in fascinating detail from Queens Plaza on Long Island to the underground terminal in New York City. The film features some of the last trips in 1956 and transportation of car 1001 to the Brantford Museum in Connecticut.
Highlights: antique cars in operation before the reequipping of rolling stock in the 1950s; gate cars, many built in 1904 and 1905, with glimpses of what was then considered modern-the R12, R14, R15 and the Worlds Fair Blue Bird specials of 1964-65; detailed coverage of such oddities as the Polo Grounds Shuttle; The Dyre Ave line from rags to riches; conversion of the Myrtle Ave from elevated to subway; crossing gates still at work; and finally, plenty of routine snow scenes plus full blown blizzards on the Flushing, Myrtle Ave and Brighton Beach lines.
With exceptional photography and research by Frank Pfuhler.
THE BRONX Pelham Bay Jerome Ave Polo Grounds Shuttle Third Ave White Plains Dyre Ave Putnam Div-NY Central BROOKLYN & STATEN ISLAND Staten Island Rapid Transit NEWARK Hudson & Manhattan Tubes Newark City Subway QUEENS Myrtle Ave Brighton Beach Fulton St Flushing Canarsie BMT-Bway
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