info on the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel and other BHRA projects can be found
on these sites...
Tunnel - a great page
on the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel and what Walt Whitman thought of it.
DIAMOND IN THE
ROUGH — This page
has a lot of additional info and pics
of BHRA’s trolleys,
construction and BHRA’s
Red Hook Shop (in the Civil war era Beard Street Warehouse Piers).
BHRA #3 running
on the streets of DUMBO Forgotten NY
also has a page dedicated to BHRA Trolley #3 running on the streets of
DUMBO (Down Under The Manhattan Bridge) way back in 1989 (before BHRA
relocated to Red Hook).
Berliner III’s Brooklyn
Historic Railway Association and Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Page. This site
has some great pics of BHRA’s exploratory excavation
project of the Atlantic Avenue tunnel.
Brooklyn Trolleys pictures of the
Downtown Brooklyn - Borough Hall Neighborhood Circa 1940
Avenue Tunnel - More
Pictures and Info on the
Avenue tunnel can be
Trolley, and Tram Related Sites
American Vintage Trolley Systems - Railway
Preservation Resources. Information on Cities across the
US with trolley
Trolley Site - pictures and
information on existing and planned streetcar/ vintage trolley line in
cities across the
US from the
American Public Transit Association.
Rail Transit Association (UK)
Information and campaigning about better public transport through
trams, tramways, streetcars and light rail transit systems.
More info on BHRA's PCC Streetcar and PCC
cars in General
PCCs when they were
new - The only
known "builders photos"
of the TCRT/SHRT/BHRA PCC fleet.
Rapid Transit PCC fleet Additional
information on the Twin Cities Rapid Transit PCC fleet. PCCs from the TCRT fleet were
sold to Cleveland,
City. 12 of the cars sold to
Cleveland (SHRT) have been acquired by BHRA.
A list of all
the remaining PCCs This site has
a complete listing of every PCC car manufactured in the
US. What happened
to them (organized by the city they were ordered by/ran in) can be on
this site. BHRA’s PCC cars are listed
under the Twin Cities, Shaker Heights, & Boston sections.
running PCCs in full
time rapid transit service
Ave. Light Rail Project
Philadelphia has one of the
largest remaining PCC fleets; they are currently overhauling 24 PCCs to return service to their
Girard Ave Line.
Philadelphia Transportation Page
Philadelphia is home to one
of the largest trolley / light rail systems in the
Market Street Railways
Preservation’s San Francisco Page With links to
additional San Francisco sites
longer run on Boston’s
Green line, Restored PCCs
serve the Mattapan-Ashmont
Railroad, Light Rail, Trolley, and Tram Related Mega Sites
Railroad Network — Railroad.net Thousands of
topics, and discussion with other railroad fans from all over the world.
York City Subway Resources - The New York
Times called this site "the subway buff's dream." Rich details and
photos of the history and operation of the subway system are for buffs
and non-buffs alike. Tour the Coney Island
complex, take a tutorial on the train signaling system or walk through
long-unused stations. Extensive bibliography.
Penny Bridge is named after
a former LIRR stop (and is a real bridge in
comprehensive guide to NYC railroads and has a lot of info on railroads
nationwide. (this site is currently under construction)
Dave’s rail pics has
one of the best collections of Trolley and electric railway picture on
the internet. This page is organized by city and state
- a site for the study of the history, technology and politics of rail
transit. RapidTransit.com is affiliated with this site
Grade Crossing Elimination Project
webpage full of old photos and maps including the East NY tunnel, etc:
the summary of the project
Valley Railroad & Anthracite
http://www.covenantconnection.com/lv-maps.htm Lehigh Valley
Railroad Maps, pics and
http://www.enter.net/~lvrr/ Another very
good historical Lehigh Valley Railroad website.
The official web page of the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society!
Area Transit and Transportation Agencies
of Transit Providers and Agencies This is a
listing (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) of transit
providers and agencies within the NYC Metropolitan Region. This site
also offers information on how to participate and save $$$ using the
Transit Check program.
Transportation Authority - The official
MTA site with links to all MTA agencies including NYC Transit, LIRR and
Metro-North commuter railroads. Extensive information on schedules,
downloadable bus and subway maps and plans for upcoming capital
Authority of New York and New Jersey - Info on
getting to and from the region's three major airports, flight schedules
(though not fares), E-Z
and PATH maps and schedules.
York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) - The metro
area's planning organization has the gargantuan Regional Transportation
Plan and gads of downloadable files best suited for insiders.
Traffic Cameras - See how bad
the traffic is! Both streaming video and still images of traffic for 50
major arteries and highways throughout the five boroughs.
Administration - This site includes a listing of
web sites for transit and other transportation agencies around the
country, should you decide to leave NYC.
Transit Related Clubs and Organizations
Electric Railroaders’ Association, (ERA) Founded in 1934, the Electric
Railroaders’ Association, Inc. (ERA) is a non-profit educational
organization consisting of people from all walks of life interested in
the history and progress of electric railways.
Transit Club - The Urban
Transit Club (UTC) is composed of members from all walks of life and
from all over the Metro New York Area.
The club focuses on any and all aspects of
Urban Transit, such as Subways, Buses, Trolleys, Trolley Buses,
Transportation Advocacy Groups
Campaign - This
revamped and expanded site offers a ton of information on subway
ratings by line and other reports, upcoming service diversions and ways
to take action to improve transit service. My favorite: "riders diaries"--often
fascinating and even useful exchanges between riders using the same
lines you take!
Transportation Campaign - The latest
on NY-area transportation developments and events, subscribe to
Tri-State's excellent e-mail weekly newsletter! Also, reports, press
releases and public statements.
Alternatives - A heavenly
site for bicyclists and pedestrians and one of the strongest of
advocacy group web offerings.
New York Area Online News