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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Photo Wednesday 07/06/11: Vanderbilt Rail edition

Grand Army Plaza Unearthed 01

I noticed these rails being unearthed during construction of new (and necessary traffic / sidewalk islands) at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, I wonder if these rails are old Trolley tracks (which are buried nearly everywhere in northern Brooklyn) or if they could in fact be from the nearly 150 year old Vanderbilt rail line?

What looks to me like wooden rail ties are visible in the shot above.

Grand Army Plaza Unearthed 06

This seems like a lot of rails to be just the trolley, in my opinion of course.

Grand Army Plaza Unearthed 03

Anybody know?

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1 comment:

  1. These are the last reminds that once Brooklyn had a massive and effective trolley system that was destroyed by politic's.


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