clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

This 1960 Streetcar is Headed to a Now-Nonexistent Station

[Photo courtesy of Flickr user rockcreek]

Not only have the original streetcars long since disappeared from D.C.'s landscape, but the remnants of their old routes have also vanished. As such, it's so cool to see this photo from 1960 of a streetcar going into a long gone tunnel that stops below the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Clearly that station under the government building isn't there now, although the Bureau isn't terribly far from the Smithsonian Metro stop. Also of note, Flickr user rockcreek stated that this particular car was from Philadelphia and painted so that it fit in with the rest of the D.C. streetcar fleet.
· All Looking Back Posts [CDC]