BHRA Links - for more information...

Additional info on the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel and other BHRA projects can be found on these sites...

Atlantic Avenue 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).

New York Streetcar News

S. 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.

Downtown Brooklyn Trolleys pictures of the Downtown Brooklyn - Borough Hall Neighborhood Circa 1940

The Atlantic Avenue Tunnel - More Pictures and Info on the Atlantic Avenue tunnel can be found here.


Light Rail, Trolley, and Tram Related Sites 

North American Vintage Trolley Systems - Railway Preservation Resources. Information on Cities across the US with trolley systems.

APTA Trolley Site - pictures and information on existing and planned streetcar/ vintage trolley line in cities across the US from the American Public Transit Association.

Light 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.

Twin Cities Rapid Transit PCC fleet Additional information on the Twin Cities Rapid Transit PCC fleet. PCCs from the TCRT fleet were sold to Cleveland, Newark and Mexico 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.


U.S. Cities running PCCs in full time rapid transit service


(SEPTA) Girard 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.

The Philadelphia Transportation Page Philadelphia is home to one of the largest trolley / light rail systems in the United States.

San Francisco

San Francisco’s Market Street Railways

Railway Preservation’s San Francisco Page With links to additional San Francisco sites


Boston Transit: Mattapan-Ashmont Line Although PCCs no longer run on Boston’s Green line, Restored PCCs serve the Mattapan-Ashmont (Red) line.


Subway, Railroad, Light Rail, Trolley, and Tram Related Mega Sites 

The Railroad Network — Railroad.net Thousands of topics, and discussion with other railroad fans from all over the world.

New 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 Long Island City, Queens). Penny Bridge is 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

RapidTransit.net and RapidTransit.com - a site for the study of the history, technology and politics of rail transit.  RapidTransit.com is affiliated with this site

Brooklyn Grade Crossing Elimination Project 

A webpage full of old photos and maps including the East NY tunnel, etc:
the summary of the project




Lehigh Valley Railroad & Anthracite Railroads

http://www.covenantconnection.com/lv-maps.htm Lehigh Valley Railroad Maps, pics and information.
http://www.enter.net/~lvrr/ Another very good historical Lehigh Valley Railroad website.
http://arhs.railfan.net/ The official web page of the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society!


NYC Area Transit and Transportation Agencies

List 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.

Metropolitan 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 projects.

Port 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 Pass applications and PATH maps and schedules.

New 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.

DOT Real-Time 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.

Federal Transit Administration - This site includes a listing of web sites for transit and other transportation agencies around the country, should you decide to leave NYC.


Rail and 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.

Urban 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, etc. 


Transportation Advocacy Groups

Straphangers 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!

Tri-State 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.

Transportation Alternatives - A heavenly site for bicyclists and pedestrians and one of the strongest of advocacy group web offerings.

New York Area Online News Sources

New York Times

New York Daily News

New York Post



NY Wired

City Limits

City Journal

Crain's New York


Village Voice

Albany Times Union

Gotham Gazette

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