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Old Posted May 23, 2012, 8:53 PM
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Yea I think since roads are paved over more often depending on the city, streetcar lines are harder to find and not really as noticeable. When I was growing up, this intersection in Detroit had exposed streetcar lines. It's since been repaved many times but I'm not sure if the rails were ever removed. Probably not.

http://g.co/maps/nnmrr

There's still some exposed on the southwest side of the city though.

http://g.co/maps/ek9zs

And some better preserved ones in Philadelphia.

http://g.co/maps/7ssy5

As other posters mentioned, streetcar lines typically follow the flow of traffic whereas freight lines had their own right-of-way.
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