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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.

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

And some better preserved ones in Philadelphia.

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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