Turn-of-Century Tracks Block
Workers carrying out the improvements to
Yonge Street unearthed
a bit of local history Tuesday when they ran into railway tracks dating back to
the days when trolley cars ran through town.
Traffic was down to one lane northbound at
Crosby Avenue Tuesday
while crews dug out the heavy iron rails which carried trains through
Richmond Hill between
York Mills and Sutton.
The workers were laying the conduit for the new
traffic signals at
Crosby Avenue when
"without any warning they ran smack into the old railway tracks," transit
co-ordinator Bud Newton said.
Mr. Newton noted that there are several more sidestreets where conduits will
have to be laid across the road, but he hoped they wouldn't hit any more
tracks. He noted that there were no tracks at the corner of
The Liberal,August 24, 1988