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Re: Tuscarora Almanac for March 5

Posted by randyo on Wed Mar 7 01:58:55 2018, in response to Re: Tuscarora Almanac for March 5, posted by SUBWAYMAN on Wed Mar 7 00:48:18 2018.

Even back as far as the BRT days, there were plans to remove the el trains from the Bkln Br despite the provision for a ramp up to the bridge at the S/E (RR N/E) of Chambers St station. As part of the dual contracts, the Fulton St el was to be connected to the 4 Av Subway via the Ashland Pl connection after the entire line was rebuilt to hold steel cars. Along with that, the Myrtle el which at the time included the Lex and 5 Av lines would have a new station constructed at Flatbush Av extension with direct stairways and probably an escalator as well to the now abandoned Myrtle Av (Gold St) station of the subway. Once that was done (and of course it wasnít) el trains could be removed from the bridge which would also mean in all likelihood, the demolition of the Park Row terminal although it could possibly have seen some limited use for streetcars. There was mention of relocating the extreme western portion of the Fulton St El off Fulton St and realigning the approaches to Sands St which selected short line trains of the Fulton that didnít go into the subway would share with Myrtle trains which would terminate there since with passengers being afforded a transfer to the subway at Flatbush, there would be no need to go any farther.


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