HOME     PROJECTS     THE TUNNEL     RAIL FLEET     MAPS     GEN. INFO     WHAT's NEW     ABOUT US     LINKS

BHRA in the 1980s

BHRA in the 1980s...

In the 1980s we begun the Brooklyn Trolley project in DUMBO, the waterfront neighborhood between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.  Unlike our later work in Red Hook, where we had to build our own trolley tracks, we ran our trolley car on the historic streetcar and freight tracks that continue to exist in this neighborhood.  Since no overhead wires were present we powered the trolley through the use of a really big electrical cord connected to our 600V DC power supply system.    A map showing plans to once again return trolley service to the DUMBO area can be found on our maps page

Click here for additional info on the history of BHRA and the Brooklyn Trolley Project  

 

BHRA trolley car #3 running in DUMBO


 

 

  View from inside trolley car #3.  The Brooklyn Bridge and the Downtown Manhattan in the distance.

 

 

 

 

 

Motorman in historical attire, driving the #3 End of the line - the cobblestone streets were patch repaired with asphalt over the years, as we removed the asphalt covering the tracks, we were able to extend the line.

 

 
   
   


2002-2011 Brooklyn Historic Railway Association, Brooklyn, NY.
All rights reserved.
Web design by Brian Kassel