Trolley Tracks in 13th Street NW

Look what I found emerging from 13th Street just on the south side of U Street NW: trolley tracks.

Yes, DC’s history shows itself in asphalt. The past, coming back to pop a tire one day soon. If you look in the north side of U Street, 13th shows trolley tracks too, but not so much.

I knew of the trolley that ended in Mt Pleasant and the tracks in Georgetown. Where else are tracks visible in the street?

7 Comments so far

  1. WFY (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 3:03 pm

    There are exposed tracks by the ballpark. There used to be some in the Navy Yard area, but I haven’t been down there in years.


  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 3:52 pm

    I’d love to see trolleys come back to DC and give us some other transit options for places that Metro isn’t going yet.


  3. cm (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 10:11 am

    I would love it if the trolleys came back too! Although they’d probably be overrun with tourists during most of the day, it would be great to catch one to go to the bar or the baseball game…


  4. Erin Myers (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 4:16 pm

    My grandfather used to drive the DC trolley on the Georgetown line back in the 50s and 60s. My mom tells some really awesome stories of days she’d go with him to work and just ride the line around all day. It would be fun if that came back!


  5. Erin Myers (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 4:18 pm

    My grandfather used to drive the DC trolley on the Georgetown line back in the 50s and 60s. My mom tells some really awesome stories of days she’d go with him to work and just ride the line around all day. It would be fun if that came back!


  6. WFY (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 4:39 pm

    There are plans for a street car line in Anacostia

    On the other side of the river, plans call for one on Columbia Pike


  7. MBFan#2 (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 12:32 pm

    You all are waxing nostalgia about tracks – with a city full of lawyers and litigious judges, trolleys are the last thing this city needs esp during rush hour. If drivers aren’t patient enough to let Metro buses go before them, imagine how thrilled they will be to be behind a trolley. Also the tracks are not the best thing for those well-heeled ladies crossing the street, or anyone in flats for that matter.



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