Thursday, March 8, 2018

Removing the Old Street Car Line Rails in DeKalb for the War Effort

From the April 12, 2017, MidWeek  "Looking Back."

1942, 75 Years Ago.

"City workers were experimenting this morning at tenth and Pleasant Streets in DeKalb in determining the advisability of removing the rails on North Tenth Street.

"There are several hundred feet of track remaining from the old DeKalb-Sycamore street car line and these may be removed in the near future.  The government is in great need at the present time of steel and the city can sell the rails to help defray the expense of taking up the track and making the necessary street repairs."


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