SDERy – Downtown San Diego

In the downtown area, not much remains of the San Diego Electric Railway. What does remain is usually small and sometimes tough to spot. Many of the older buildings along Broadway have small eye bolts on the side of the building, just above the first floor level. These used to hold the support wires for the streetcars. In other places, tracks that were just paved over instead of removed are showing up again.

Wire strung from the eye hook at Broadway and 5th Ave.
Wire strung from the eye hook at Broadway and 5th Ave.
Eye hook at Broadway and 6th Ave
Eye hook at Broadway and 6th Ave
Track reappearing through the pavement on Broadway at 11th Ave.
Track reappearing through the pavement on Broadway at 11th Ave.
Detail of rail at 11th Ave on Broadway.
Detail of rail at 11th Ave on Broadway.
Construction at 4th Ave and F St revealed some tracks. These show a curve from 4th Ave onto F St.
Construction at 4th Ave and F St revealed some tracks. These show a curve from 4th Ave onto F St. They are visible under the asphalt just to the left of the workers and ladder.
Tracks from 4th Ave at F St.
Tracks from 4th Ave at F St.
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