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Urban renewal – streetcar style

As usual, the first step in replacing a railroad line with a streetcar line is to rip out all of the track so you can put down brand new track.

It's been 70 years since any Red Electric trains ran down this line, so I can understand why they'd want to have somewhat better track. But if they do the same thing when they extend the line down to Lake Oswego, I can just imagine all the rich people along the right of way in Dunthorpe immediately trying to seize control of the right of way because look, there's not a railroad here anymore!