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BHRA Staff Bio's & Contact Information 

If urgent please contact us by phone # listed at bottom of page

Bob Diamond
President, Chairman, General Manager, Materials Officer
rdiamond@brooklynrail.net

Brian Kassel
Vice-President (Design, Planning, Construction, Website).

Staff Bios & Additional Info:

BHRA Construction Pic
Above: Bob Diamond (3rd from left), Brian Kassel (2nd from right) and BHRA Construction Crew


BHRA is not only an advocate group and historical resource - we are also certified (by the State of New York) to design and build electric railways. We specialize in Streetcar systems. 

Bob Diamond founded BHRA in the 1980s and since then has been a tireless advocate for sensible and efficient rail projects in the New York area.  Diamond's areas of expertise are: modern and historic streetcar systems, urban and rail transit history, tunnel construction and electric railway technology. Bob Diamond studied electrical engineering at Pratt Institute. 

Brian Kassel joined BHRA in 2001. Brian's areas of expertise are urban planning, urban design, construction management, railway route planning, educational outreach and cartography. Brian has co-written (with Bob Diamond) BHRA's online materials from 2001 through the present.  Brian is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo's school of Architecture and Planning.  Brian also is a graduate of NYU & Virginia Tech.  Brian is continuing his doctoral studies at Columbia University.



How to contact us
by mail or phone:

The Brooklyn Historic Railway Association
599 E. 7th St., Suite 5A
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11218
(718) 552-7048 


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