Brooklyn urban explorer and transit enthusiast Bob Diamond is most well-known for rediscovering, exploring, and offering unauthorized tours in, an abandoned subway tunnel under Atlantic Avenue. He has a huge collection of vintage videos that he shares online from time-to-time, and in this one, we get to see a vintage trolly moving along the DUMBO waterfront in 1987.
The exciting BQX Streetcar project actually had its start back in 1987. BHRA, supported by far- sighted developer David Walentas of Two Trees, the Ed Koch NYC administration, and the old Brooklyn Union Gas Co., operated test runs along un-covered track on Plymouth Street, Main Street, and Adams Street. The original "trolley barn" was located at 88 Water Street in DUMBO.
via Bob Diamond
Originally published on May 4th, 2018
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