by Branford Electric Railway Association

In Brooklyn Streetcars, Michael Schreiber, librarian at the Branford Electric Railway Association and editor of this volume, documents the changes in streetcar lines throughout the railway's history in Brooklyn. The vintage images come from the Association's archives as well as the private collections of Edward B. Watson, Arthur J. Lonto, and Frank Pfuhler.

Paperback; 128 pages; 9.2 x 6.6 x 0.3 inches; ISBN: 978-0738557618

In stock

SKU 1-1712

Description / Images of Rail: Brooklyn Streetcars Book

by Branford Electric Railway Association

In Brooklyn Streetcars, Michael Schreiber, librarian at the Branford Electric Railway Association and editor of this volume, documents the changes in streetcar lines throughout the railway's history in Brooklyn. The vintage images come from the Association's archives as well as the private collections of Edward B. Watson, Arthur J. Lonto, and Frank Pfuhler.

Paperback; 128 pages; 9.2 x 6.6 x 0.3 inches; ISBN: 978-0738557618

What's The Story

In the summer of 1854, the Brooklyn City Railroad opened four separate streetcar lines. The lines were introduced here several years before they were brought to larger cities, such as Baltimore, Boston, and Philadelphia, demonstrating the city's modernization and ingenuity. From its first introduction, Brooklyn had one of the nation's largest urban transit systems. With the advent of streetcars, the population in Brooklyn grew from about 139,000 to over 2.5 million by the time streetcars were retired. The street railway blended mobility with innovation, prompting one-third of New York City's population to call Brooklyn home.

We found other products you might like!

Navigating through the elements of the carousel is possible using the tab key. You can skip the carousel or go straight to carousel navigation using the skip links.
New York Central Power In Color Volume 1 Book
$59.95
Subway Logo Q Train Ornament
$16.00
Magnet Metro-North Rail Road Elevated
$4.00
IRT Wings Logo Patch
$5.95
Wood Blue Reversing Bridge
$26.95
MTA Singing Cuddle Bus
$10.00
DK Eyewitness New York City (Travel Guide) Book
$21.99
NYC Subway Wooden BlueBird(R33WF)
$15.95
Mug GCT Train Show Regular
$13.95
I LOVE-ISH NEW YORK CITY BOOK
$16.95
Frequently bought together
Subway Route Stickers
$4.00
Subway T-Shirt B Train (Bronx to Brooklyn)
As low as $26.95
Metro-North Railroad Tee
As low as $20.00 Regular Price $26.00
NYC Subway Wooden  J Train
$15.95
New York Is . . . Book
$12.99
Kids Tee T Train (2nd Av Local)
As low as $19.95
Boss of the Grips Book
$27.95
Puzzle The Lionel Store 1000 Pcs
$16.99