Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Light rail dismantled!

Originally uploaded by sporama.
Going down Bernard/Washington Street, I looked over my right shoulder and there was an exposed railbed. Big, old wooden railroad ties lay exposed with their metal rails still secured to the top of them. All around Spokane there are still streets with the old streetcar rails intact and exposed on the cement streets. I had no idea how beefy these rails and ties really were underground, as just a sliver sits above the cement. In this picture, you can see the rails, the old cement road upon which the streetcars traveled and the crowning thin layer of asphault.

history not buried too deep

Originally uploaded by sporama.

old rusting rails

Originally uploaded by sporama.

old bricks from the street

Originally uploaded by sporama.