Light Rail to Arborway Officially Dead

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Re: Light Rail to Arborway Officially Dead

Postby mattl » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:50 pm

Galway is still there and even has a painting of the Arborway Line on the door now.
Oh, I bet you read a lot of Gordon Wood, huh? You read your Gordon Wood and you regurgitate it from a textbook, and you think you're awesome doing that and how 'bout them apples and all that Gordon Wood business?
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Re: Light Rail to Arborway Officially Dead

Postby MarkB » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:27 pm

Teamdriver wrote:But is the Galway House still there?




Yeah, but the bowling alley/pool hall that was upstairs is long gone.
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Re: Light Rail to Arborway Officially Dead

Postby highgreen215 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:21 pm

If anyone gets the chance they should go out to the Galway House and see the PCC painted on the door, including a working headlight. As the door is set into a deep doorway with brick walls, the effect is a PCC coming at you through the tunnel. Who ever did this painting either knew something about PCCs or had good advice.
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Re: Light Rail to Arborway Officially Dead

Postby Teamdriver » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:54 am

Arborway gone , but Brooklyn making a comeback......

Brooklyn transit renaissance on track

Brooklyn isn’t getting the Dodgers back, but the famous streetcars that helped give the team its name are making a borough comeback of sorts.

Officials are rolling out free trolley service on Saturdays this holiday season through the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, and they say that if the now-gas-powered streetcars are well received, it could pave the way to a full-time return.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/broo ... xVVKaHSRKO

http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2012/11 ... 00x300.jpg
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Re: Light Rail to Arborway Officially Dead

Postby MarkB » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:52 pm

Teamdriver wrote:Arborway gone , but Brooklyn making a comeback......

Brooklyn transit renaissance on track

Brooklyn isn’t getting the Dodgers back, but the famous streetcars that helped give the team its name are making a borough comeback of sorts.

Officials are rolling out free trolley service on Saturdays this holiday season through the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, and they say that if the now-gas-powered streetcars are well received, it could pave the way to a full-time return.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/broo ... xVVKaHSRKO

http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2012/11 ... 00x300.jpg



Is this trolleys, or like those 'trolleys' that shuttle tourists around downtown Boston?
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Re: Light Rail to Arborway Officially Dead

Postby jaymac » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:07 pm

2nd graf of the first link had the dread words "gas powered'," so it seems like trolley-less trolleys are the new order of things in old Brooklyn...
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Re: Light Rail to Arborway Officially Dead

Postby Teamdriver » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:25 pm

Here is more info of the Brooklyn streetcar :
" An organization called Brooklyn City Streetcar Co. has fashioned a plan to reuse old PCC trolleys on easy-to-install track on several well-used streets.''
Streetcars for Brooklyn: A New Life? http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009 ... -new-life/

Website for Brooklyn City Streetcar Co : http://www.brooklynstreetcar.org/
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Re: Light Rail to Arborway Officially Dead

Postby MBTA3247 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:53 pm

Teamdriver wrote:Here is more info of the Brooklyn streetcar :
" An organization called Brooklyn City Streetcar Co. has fashioned a plan to reuse old PCC trolleys on easy-to-install track on several well-used streets.''
Streetcars for Brooklyn: A New Life? http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009 ... -new-life/

Website for Brooklyn City Streetcar Co : http://www.brooklynstreetcar.org/

Define "easy-to-install track".
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Re: Light Rail to Arborway Officially Dead

Postby MarkB » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:14 pm

Teamdriver wrote:Here is more info of the Brooklyn streetcar :
" An organization called Brooklyn City Streetcar Co. has fashioned a plan to reuse old PCC trolleys on easy-to-install track on several well-used streets.''
Streetcars for Brooklyn: A New Life? http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009 ... -new-life/

Website for Brooklyn City Streetcar Co : http://www.brooklynstreetcar.org/


I read the first link. Sounds like streetcars will make Brooklyn into a paradise on earth. Better than buses in every way, yes siree!
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Re: Light Rail to Arborway Officially Dead

Postby BigUglyCat » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:18 pm

MarkB wrote:...streetcars... Better than buses in every way, yes siree!

I've always felt that way, but some differ. :)
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Re: Light Rail to Arborway Officially Dead

Postby wicked » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:10 pm

MBTA3247 wrote:Define "easy-to-install track".


That caught my eye, too.
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Re: Light Rail to Arborway Officially Dead

Postby Teamdriver » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:58 pm

I would guess saw cutting two grooves, pour a concrete base , insert track , more concrete to finish,and there you go.
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Re: Light Rail to Arborway Officially Dead

Postby MBTA3247 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:22 pm

Teamdriver wrote:I would guess saw cutting two grooves, pour a concrete base , insert track , more concrete to finish,and there you go.

If you're describing what I think you're describing (cutting gaps wide enough for one rail each), I don't think that can be done with enough accuracy to make the track safe to ride on, and pavement and cement aren't enough to hold the rails in position long-term.

Near as I can figure, there is no "easy" way to lay tracks in a street. You can vary the design somewhat, but you still have to tear up the street regardless.
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Re: Light Rail to Arborway Officially Dead

Postby Arborway » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:37 pm

Teamdriver wrote:Arborway gone , but Brooklyn making a comeback......


LA, too (it's a loop, but whatever)

I should mention that while they're building this, a short connector line will be constructed below, to link the Red, Blue, Gold and Expo (we ran out of colors).

It's sad that Boston doesn't take transit seriously anymore. It was once a leader, but leadership is one thing it lacks.
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Re: Light Rail to Arborway Officially Dead

Postby X No Passengers » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:03 pm

I think that the trolley poles should be removed. There's no need to have them there for sentimental reasons. However, I don't think the T can even afford to remove them. I saw an old article about this online, JP Gazette.

http://jamaicaplaingazette.com/2010/03/ ... ley_poles/
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