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Harry

Before B35 there was Route 35

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Collection of: Joeseph Testagrose

 

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Collection of: Joeseph Testagrose

 

Church Avenue Line (surface)

The Church Avenue Line is a public transit line in Brooklyn, New York City, running mainly along 39th Street and Church Avenue between Sunset Park and Brownsville. Originally a streetcar line, it is now the B35 bus route, operated by the New York City Transit Authority.

 

History

The line was built after 1897, connecting the 39th Street Ferry to the Canarsie Depot at Hegeman Avenue and Rockaway Avenue and a tunnel under Ocean Parkway. The streetcars continued to operate until October 31, 1956 when buses for substituted for streetcars.

 

The Gravesend and Church Avenues Line ("13-Gravesend-Church") was physically a branch from the main line though it operated as a separated service, starting from the 16th Avenue loop at Gravesend Avenue (present-day McDonald Avenue) in Kensington heading north along Gravesend Avenue and joining the main line at Gravesend Avenue and Church Avenue. The operation as a separate line ended on June 1, 1949 though the same physical service was continued as a branch of the newly renumbered "35-Church Avenue Line" (renumbered from the "8-Church Avenue Line") until the end of Brooklyn streetcar operations.

 

Service on the McDonald Avenue portion of the line immediately after its demise was covered by a free transfer to the then-extended B69 Prospect Park West, 8th Avenue, and Vanderbilt Avenue bus route (the line has since been truncated at Windsor Terrace). After the truncation of the B69, the B67 McDonald Avenue and 7th Avenue bus route was extended to Cortelyou Road (which is slightly north of the old 16th Avenue Loop) which remains the same presently.

 

Courtesy of: Wikipedia Article icon_offsite.pngSeptember 20, 2007

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Interesting. Too bad all of those trolleys do not exist in New York now. Philadelphia still has a few trolleys.

 

Do you know that Manhattan and the Bronx old trolleys did not have an overhead wire, instead it had a third rail in between the two rails.

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Very interesting photos. I could have been nice to still have a couple around. I remember the Kenmore theater very well. I've watched many movies there in the 80's. Good memories.

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Nice pics. Isnt that theater still there till this day?

 

If that by Flatbush av....the theater is run down and is being sold...the last I chick and that was back a long time ago.

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thats nice pics I remember the kenmore to. didn't gilbert live close to there harry.

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If that by Flatbush av....the theater is run down and is being sold...the last I chick and that was back a long time ago.

 

That's the state that I remember it in also.

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