Brooklyn Trolleys
Project info

This photo documentary focuses on the efforts of the Brooklyn Historic Railway Association (BHRA) to build a ¾ mile heritage trolley line along the Red Hook waterfront. The imagery depicts the assistant trackmen, a wire lineman, welders, and voluntary artisans who worked laboriously to restore the vintage Presidents’ Conference Committee (PCC) Streamliner trolley cars. Building a railroad from scratch, artisans are seen prepping the trolley, painting, and restoring the exterior details. Images show assistant trackmen moving track, preparing track foundations, pouring cement, and securing track foundations. The BHRA’s president Bob Diamond, worked tirelessly with Greg Castillo to extend a half mile of track along the Buttermilk Channel. Together they bent and cut track, oversaw the work by the assistant trackmen and expert artisan volunteers.