Thursday, April 3, 2008

Things You Find Around the City #2 - Street Car Lines

Here's a streetcar going down Racine at Grand in the 1940s.


The last of the streetcars in Chicago stopped running in the late 1950s. However, thanks to the magic of potholes, you can still see the tracks:



There's no mass transit on Racine at all anymore; finding North-South transportation between Halsted and Ashland is a real trick nowadays. About a week ago they finally filled in the potholes here, but some of the tracks are still visible.

2 comments:

Yogi said...

This is a couple of blocks from my apartment, and I am sad to inform all that the street has been recently repaved.

Adam Selzer said...

Right by mine, as well; the repaying never lasts through a rough winter, though. The tracks always come back through

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