Monday, August 31, 2009

Red Car Remnants

Photo: Diane Edwardson, August 27, 2009. Pacific Electric 6 1/2" railroad spike. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Bob Inman, who grew up near Monte Sano, remembers collecting the steel spikes left after the Red Car Trolley tracks were pulled up throughout the neighborhood. Occasionally, a spike will still turn up on the Red Car Property. Today, they're more likely to show up in old collections remaining in gardens and basements in neighborhoods surrounding the old Red Car lines.