(Temporary) Motorman Luciano took the curve seen in the photo at about 50 MPH, when he should have taken it at 6 MPH. Today, the elevated, as well as the scene shown , is gone, as the Franklin Shuttle has now been completely rebuilt. The NY&MB had been created by LIRR chief Austin Corbin. The Franklin Ave Shuttle has quite an interesting history. The north terminus is Franklin Avenue, with a transfer available to the IND Fulton Street Line. The primary organizer and first president was Herman Raub. Three blocks south of Eastern Parkway, Carroll Street declines to cross the Shuttle right of way. South of Botanic Garden, the Shuttle approaches the Prospect Park station and the site of the Malbone Street Crash. It’s a line that first ran when Rutherford B. Hayes was President. The new Flatbush Avenue tunnel under Prospect Park began service in 1920, and while the connection with the Fulton Street El was severed and the el itself out of service by 1940, the line, now called the Franklin Avenue shuttle, continued to run some trains all the way to Coney Island as late as 1963. The shuttle service uses the BMT Franklin Avenue Line exclusively. A consist of R68 cars crosses the trestle at St. Marks Avenue. The shuttle was entering the Park Place station and heading toward Franklin Avenue from Prospect Park when the third car of the four-car train jumped off the tracks. This view shows the new bridge over Park Place. The retained structure provided an overpass for those transferring to or from the Manhattan-bound IND Subway which runs underneath Fulton. Fred was short in stature but always first in line for activities like the drama club and choir, and was a much better athlete than Your Laggardly Webmaster. The Shuttle and, ultimately, the smell of Coney Island, are two fond memories I have of growing up in Brooklyn. Note the single track operation–the only instance in the NYC subway system that this applies. I am just wondering if this was the same person I remember. Ebbets Field stood a little more than a block east of the brewery. It’s the Franklin Shuttle. Shuttle Departure Time from Delawanna Station 4:44 PM 5:40 PM 6:16 PM 6:45 PM 7:19 PM Kingsland Ave. WB at Target Dr. 4:46 PM 5:42 PM 6:18 PM 6:47 PM 7:21 PM Washington Ave. SB at McKinley St. 4:49 PM 5:45 PM 6:21 PM 6:50 PM 7:24 PM Washing Ave. SB at Nutley Ave. 4:50 PM 5:46 PM Many cross streets would be depressed to travel under the embankment, but some, such as Avenues I and X, would stop at the embankment, vexing travelers to this day. Since a route through Prospect Park was impossible in this pre-subway era, it was decided to build a tremch through the hill at Crown Heights (then known as Crow Hill) and run the line below grade, connecting with the Long Island Rail Road tracks at Atlantic Avenue. The Franklin Shuttle, which connects the IND B (as of February 2004) and Q lines at Prospect Park with the A and C lines at Franklin Avenue, has a storied past, if an infamous one. Subsequently, the company sold out during the 1920s (perhaps due to prohibition). Subway motormen on the BRT had gone out on strike on Nov. 1st, 1918. This placed the roadbed as much as three feet under the sidewalk, so steps and railings were built to allow entrance and exit to the roadbed. The Unknown Brooklyn Waterfront [SpliceToday]. This shows weekday service. From 1998-2000 the Park Place station was rebuilt from top to bottom…though some oddities and anachronisms on the street itself below the station persist. These routes might be different on weekends and late nights. In 1896, the same year the B&BB was leased to the Kings County Elevated, a new entity was created to unite Brooklyn’s surface and elevated lines: the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, the BRT. I was very relieved that the line was not shut down, and even happier that money and effort was put into renovating it. Also, once I was out of the subway and in a car that I could look out of, all I could think about was our getting closer to Coney Island and our day ahead at the wonderful Steeplechase Park.. Our annual trek to Coney Island, at that time, meant that we always took the Franklin Avenue Shuttle, even though its route was not very close to the seashore. This is original 1888 construction: the original el ran from the Fulton Ferry to Nostrand Avenue and was extended in stages, finally reaching Lefferts Avenue (Boulevard) in 1915. Here's some more photo-realistic goodness for you guys: The tunnel in the foreground is the Washington Ave overpass with photorealistic side walls (sorry couldn't do anything about the top as I do not have any textures for that lol). Hoping to hear from you. Ironically, Dean Street was the least used station on the entire system, recording record and regular lows in token sales. A couple of miles to the west, Carroll Street is carried over the Gowanus Canal byanother unusual bridge. From some of the trestles that cross the Franklin Shuttle south of Park Place, you can perhaps wear earplugs and drown out the street noise, and envision when the line was the old steam BF& CI. The old building is now being renovated for other uses, possibly as a nursing home. I’m leaving this comment, not only as a Subway buff, or a history lover, but because of a sidenote you print here. The original Consumers Park station was renamed “Botanic Garden” some time after the Malbone Street wreck. Soon after, Malbone Street’s name was changed to Empire Boulevard (although a portion of it remains at Montgomery Street and Nostrand Avenue). And, to me, the Franklin Avenue Shuttle meant just one thing: Coney Island. Still, in December 1974 a Shuttle train derailed, slamming into the tunnel portal. North of here, it’s one track only. The Brighton Line began service on July 2, 1878 as the Brooklyn,Flatbush, and Coney Island Railroad, between Prospect Park and theBrighton Beach Hotel as a surface steam railroad. After 1882, when the LIRR took over a BF&CI competitor, the New York and Manhattan Beach Railroad, it found itself competing with itself for suburban railroad customers. it crossed the long island rail road with an overhead bridge. (The shuttle proper extends off to the right of the photo.) Always wanted to know more about him from someone who knew him in his happier days. The first station stop on the Franklin Shuttle after leaving Franklin Avenue had been Dean Street, which remained open until 1996, but in an advanced state of deterioration. A free transfer is also available at the Botanic Garden/Eastern Parkway Station to the 2, 3, 4, and 5 service. The Franklin Avenue Shuttle is a New York City Subway shuttle service operating in Brooklyn. It runs past breweries, industrial sites and hospitals it has long outlived. Botanic Garden was unbelievably badly lit in those days…I think just one or two light bulbs on the platform. The Franklin Avenue Shuttle - Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11238 - Rated 4 based on 1 Review "On the weekends it should run more often. The Gardens themselves are about a block to the west of the station. The Franklin Avenue Shuttleis a New York City Subwayshuttleservice operating in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Jewish Hospital has a poignant memory for me: here, in the summer of 1975 I visited Fred C., a classmate with whom I graduated high school. By 1918, the Brighton’s Prospect Park station had been expanded to accept both trains from the Manhattan Bridge and from the Fulton Street El. Re: Franklin Avenue Shuttle Posted by randyo on Sat Apr 6 18:37:45 2019 , in response to Re: Franklin Avenue Shuttle , posted by Elkeeper on Sat Apr 6 12:32:14 2019. ABOVE: One of many utility poles along the Shuttle, a remnant of pre-third rail days. Franklin Avenue Subway stop on the C Line Views from the Franklin Avenue Shuttle On March 6, 2016 By dancingpalmtrees In Brooklyn , Camera , Ceeâs Odd Ball Challenge , Franklin Avenue Shuttle , Photography , Uncategorized 2 Comments ABOVE: Car Number 726, the lead car in the fateful set in the Malbone Street Wreck. The piece of the old Fulton El is gone (compare to photo at top of page) and in its place is the pedestrian walkway connecting the IND station with the elevated shuttle. What is now known as the Franklin Shuttle had its beginnings in 1877 when it was planned as just one of a group of steam railroads that connected downtown Brooklyn, or its outskirts, with the hotels and resorts at Coney Island and Manhattan and Brighton Beaches. Above is a 1965 view courtesy of Paul Matus. use the switch track and enter Prospect Park station on its eastern track in a one-track operation. The LIRR, however,owned the competing Manhattan Beach RR, and terminated the trackageright agreement in Deâ¦ The station was again rebuilt in 1998 with a drastically shortened platform only able to accommodate two 75-ft. subway cars. The Prospect Park station opened in 1905 and became an express stop in 1920 when the connection of the Brighton Beach line with the Manhattan Bridge was completed. The photographs of the station in 1998 sent me right back. Numerous local residents would simply breeze through the wicket rather than pay a fare, and token booth clerks would yell, “Hey, you, pay your fare!”. I only knew him a short time, while I was in the hospital, but always remembered him. However, there is a presidential candidate who has something to do with the line; at Bergen Street, alongside the shuttle, you will find an old Heinz (“57 Varieties“) factory alongside the tracks. Dispatchers and supervisors were pressed into service as replacement workers. Today, virtually nothing remains of the old Dean Street station, with the exception of the unusual placement of a streetlamp over the sidewalk on Dean Street west of Franklin. Listed transfers are based on the weekday schedule and may vary. Here is a 1999 view of Fulton Street and Franklin Avenue. It was the very last “paper transfer” on the subway system. At some stretches of the line, not much has appeared to change since then. Albert Einstein had surgery performed here in the early 1950s. The speed limit at the location was posted as 6 MPH, but those on the scene later reported that he roared through at what must have been 50 MPH. Its elevation today is completely unnecessary; because it would take untold millions to construct a tunnel or open cut for it, the el itself was rebuilt along its old right of way. Itâs a line that connects to an elevated line that was razed in 1940. After a dispute with the directors, he returned to the hotel business in 1907, and died in 1915 at the age of forty-six. They’re for the most part not redundant of those on this page. The lore of the FRANKLIN AVENUE SHUTTLE October 4, 1998 ITâS A SUBWAY LINE the MTA tried to close down years ago and allowed to deteriorate for decades. The S-curve is still there, but shuttle trains no longer have to negotiate it. The 1973 photo of a graffiti-scarred R27 (or R30) at Dean Street (which was then not as decrepit as it would later become) is courtesy of nycsubway.org. In 1877, the Brooklyn, Flatbush and Coney Island Railway was incorporated, opening the next year in 1878. There were injuries but no fatalities. It’s a line that connects to an elevated line that was razed in 1940. When the station was rebuilt, the street underneath it wasn’t touched, so the 1905-era steps are crumbling away and their railings are in a rusty, collapsing condition. for BMT shuttles The Franklin Avenue Shuttle is a shuttle train service of the New York City Subway operating in Brooklyn, New York. Unfortunately, all the cast iron railings from the old platform have been removed in the renovations, as virtually everything in the station is brand new. Renovations in the late 1990s gave it these classic-type accoutrements. These routes might be different on weekends and late nights. Franklin Avenue is now visible from the Franklin Avenue station. The station kept its old wooden platforms…some of which had holes…to the very end, along with wrought iron fencing and incandescent lighting. Across the street on Flatbush Avenue is the old Bond Bread clock tower; Bond, still in business when I was a kid, issued Brooklyn Dodgers trading cards in the 1950s. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The train flew off the tracks and slammed into the tunnel wall under Malbone Street. 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