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The Trolleys of Red Hook

A long time ago streetcars used to ride all over King's County. Then cars took over and the streetcars had to go, like in many cities in the US at that time. But now the revival may (once again) be brought back in the years to come.
Bob Diamond, president of the Brooklyn Historic Railway Association, is enthusiastic about the idea, saying: "A light rail or a streetcar line usually costs about one-twentieth of what a subway line would cost. And they're outside, and they use existing streets, so there's no right-of-way acquisition and the track can be built very quickly."
The Department of Transportation will study the feasibility of a light rail or trolley system in Red Hook, research that is financed with about $300,000 in federal funding and should begin this year.
Not long ago, when it seemed Brooklyn trolleys might enjoy a revival, and under the leadership of Bob Diamond, track was laid, and some cars even made short demonstration runs along the Red Hook waterfront. The tracks can still be seen as well as a few old streetcars that linger around the depot where most of the streetcars are kept in storage.














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