Sweet Street Scene

DSCN3183, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

This of course is located in Georgetown. Anyone know when the street cars stopped running here? It’s interesting that they left the rails in, yeah? Kinda cool though…

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  • much as i hate living in a historic neighborhood I think this is why it can be a really good thing. This is an amazing reminder of the past however much a pain it may be to drive on etc. Its also the same reason the guy with the outhouse in his backyard should restore it.

  • The last street cars stopped running in DC in 1963, but some lines ended earlier.

  • There was talk of bringing some back, eh? What happened? Or did we blow that money on baseball?

  • Note to cyclists – the “no bikes” signs on this street are there for several very good reasons: (1) riding on bricks is hard, (2) street car rails become very slippery in the rain, (3) bricks hurt way more than pavement, and (4) Georgetowners don’t know how to extend a helping hand to strangers, so they’ll just watch from the sidewalk while a bloody cyclist tries to untangle himself from his bike and an angry cab driver leans on his horn three feet from the cyclists head.

    Seriously. I won’t make that mistake twice.

  • I like driving down those streets, perfectly straddling the rails with my car tires. It’s smooth as glass.

  • The DC Preservation League listed the trolley tracks in Georgetown on their Most Endangered list for 2008. Here is the link: http://www.dcpreservation.org/endangered_2008.html

  • When I lived in Georgetown soooo many years ago there was no in-paving and the drive was very bumpy, you could hurt your car with those rails, unless you balanced your car on them. When a teen in the flatlands, to be naughty we would get our cars up on real rr tracks on a crossing and ride between little towns. Once a train had to stop for us and we were hauled in by the po-lice.

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