This work site at Broadway and 2nd Street is fenced off, but a gate was left open Friday long enough for me to snap a picture. The ongoing excavation for the Metro station has revealed railroad ties apparently set in gravel. The spacing seems very close together. Anyone have any ideas?
This photo looking south on Broadway is the approximate location of where I found the ties, although this car appears to be one of the cable cars that were briefly installed in downtown and pulled by an underground cable rather than using overhead electrical power.
Here’s a picture looking north on Broadway from about 5th Street, showing the streetcar tracks. The Times tower in the distance pegs this as after the 1910 bombing and the absence of the old City Hall puts this in the 1920s, as do the automobiles.