All the Brooklyn PCC photos you could possibly want

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All the Brooklyn PCC photos you could possibly want
Posted by daveklepper on Friday, June 12, 2020 8:56 AM

First, aluminum-Bodied, Clark Equipmemt Co.-constructed 1000, a replacewment for the original St. Louis-built 1000. diverted to Pittsbugh as a sample, operated as their 100.

I believe this car's body is at Kingston, NY, at the museum operation there.

On its regular McDonald=Vanderbilt run. passing a South Brooklyn freight headed by diesel No. 9:

St. Louis  - built 1001, preserved at Shore Line Trolley:

Williamsburg bridge, on and under:

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Others in the flock:

At DeKalb Av. Shops:

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, June 13, 2020 3:05 PM

Two I lacked time to post on Friday, in the later NYCTS post WWII green-and-silver paint, on what still might be Brooklyn's most beautiful street, Prospect Park West, the 7th Avenue line:

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:26 AM

These rwo phoros were posted on the Trains Steam and Preservation Forum for 4573 preserved and frequently available for riding at the Shore Line Trolley Musum, but they also show PCC cars.  Both are at the Brooklyln Bridge terminql, Park Row, City Hall, Manhatetan:

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:49 AM

A Seventh Avenue car on Flatbush Avenue passing a Flatbush Avenue sinngle-end Peter Witt (6200-series) in 1947: 

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:43 PM

A comparison of the original paint job, here the restoration at Shore Line Trolley and from the website, and the post-1948 scheme at the Coney Island Terminal:

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:32 PM

Must be the old military man in me, but I prefer the olive drab paint scheme.  Just looks more businesslike, you know?

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:40 AM

Not Olive-Drab, 

Pachyderm-Grey

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:19 AM

daveklepper

Not Olive-Drab, 

Pachyderm-Grey

 

 

Really?  I never would have guessed, it sure doesn't look like it.

I suppose this is a good example of why we shouldn't rely overmuch on color photography to determine vintage paint schemes.  

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:45 AM

This may be much clser to the truth:

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:43 AM

OK, I can see the "Pachyderm Gray" a little better now.

"Pachyderm Gray."  That's an interesting color choice.  Was it chosen in remembrance of the tragic "Brooklyn Bridge Elephant Stampede" of 1929?  Whistling

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/staten-island-octopus-brooklyn-bridge-elephants-hoax-memorials  

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, August 21, 2020 2:24 AM

Maybe, but the story I remember is that the color was chosen to least show dirt and grime.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:43 AM

After most of the Brooklyln PCCs were repainted into green and silver, a fantrip was organized with one of the remaining grey and scarlet ones, but none of the remaining had missed suffering some body dents.  Photo stops were on lines that did not use PCCs.  I think the dents we removed with a general overhaul before repainting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, August 31, 2020 5:46 AM

Two more, the second on a regular PCC route, at the 9th Street Gawanus Canal Bridge:

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, August 31, 2020 8:52 AM

And the fsntrip did run into Manhattan at the end of Brooklyn Bridge, Park Ro

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:59 AM

A photo that took a lot of repair work, but an Icon for Brooklyn PCC's.  Given that the background buildings are in Brooklym and where the shadows are pointing, this must be early morning, June 1947 or 1948.  !064 is signed Seventh Av. Park Row.

The tracks saw cable trains opening the bridge, then elevated gate csr trains, with the streetcars on tracks in the roadways, then after 1942, Lexington Avenue and Myrtle Avenue elevated trains cut back to Myrtle, Bridge, and Jay Streets, and streetcars moved from the roadways to the segregated tracks.

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, September 25, 2020 9:43 AM

McDonald Avenue, adjacent to Coney Island Shops:

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