Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Portion of Ft Collins, CO streetcar tracks unearthed

I'm curious to know how much of Richmond's trolley tracks remain buried under the streets. You can see a portion of rail poking out of the asphalt at the corner of Laurel and Cumberland streets.

Road crew unearths long-gone trolley tracks

Encased in concrete, the tracks were paved over after the city shut down its streetcar system in 1951. Keeton said she has no record of maintenance on the street and said her crews had no idea they were there.

“We tried to salvage all the rail, but we have had to take it out in pieces,” she said of the corroded and rusted metal.

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