Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: Beltline
I want tos say that the trolleys did go both ways. There are pictures of
them passing in different directions of the 4 corners. Also, according
to the maps, there were passing tracks located all over the belt line...
- The trolleys and the busses went both ways. The trolleys constructed
passing tracks at various intervals to get by each other. The busses went
on different routes.
On May 7, 1929 the company was authorized to discontinue the belt line
trolley service and substitute bus service as follows: N. Main to State to
Kingsboro to Second Ave. to E. Blvd to E. Fulton to Four Corners. (Both
On Dec. 4, 1934 the franchise was modified to permit the following alernate
route in one direction: ...Kingsboro to First Ave to Lark St. to Oakland
Ave. to E. Blvd to E. Fulton St. to Four Corners. (Both ways the alternate
route as specified for that direction. The May 7 route applied in the
On Nov. 19 1940 the franchise was further modified: from four corners up N.
Main to State St. to Kingsboro Ave. to North Blvd to E. Blvd. to Fifth Ave.
to Kingsboro Ave. to First Ave. to Lark St. to Oakland Ave. to E. Blvd. to
E. Fulton St. to Four corners; and as an alernate route in one direction
between E. Blvd./Oakland Ave. and Second Ave./Kingsboro over the following
streets: Four corners to E. Blvd to Second Ave. to Kingsboro etc in reverse
of the first route.
The said route shall be operated as a belt line with busses running in each
direction except as between E> Blvd./Oakland Ave. and Kingsboro Ave./Second
I remember lying on my bed and seeing the bus sitting at the NW corner of
First Ave. and Kingsboro, across from the Christian Science Building,waiting
for time I suppose.
>From: "Saul Kalbfeld" <skalbfel@...>______________________________________________________
>Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re: Beltline
>Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 00:24:46 -0000
>Did trolleys run in both directions or did they take the "clockwise"
>route like the bus line. Down the center means the median between
>Second Ave and Prospect covers the old ROW. I'm wondering why the
>didn't extend the median further. That several blocks near Boulevard
>School looks very nice.
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