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Accession number 2004.20
Object ID R39S2_489
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Lundin Collection
Date 04/04/1918
Description Camera at 299+30 looking north in centerline of New Utrecht Avenue between 39 & 40th Streets. Image prior to construction of the elevated BMT West End Line. This line was built under the Dual Contracts of 1913.

The original surface railroad tracks of the Brooklyn, Bath and Coney Island Railroad can be seen in the photograph. At the time of the photo, the BRT operated elevated trains over these tracks using trolley wired electricity. These tracks were retained for use by trolley lines after the elevated was built over them.
Photographer Pullis, G.W.
Place Brooklyn, NY
People/ Corporations Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company
Brooklyn Manhattan Transit Company
Brooklyn Bath and Coney Island Railroad
Subjects Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
New Utrecht Avenue (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
New Utrecht Avenue (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
39th Street (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
40th Street (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Line West End Line (BMT)