Thursday, March 3, 2011

Photo: One Rusted Rail

For a city that owes its existence to the railway, it's surprising to see how much abandoned railway infrastructure there seems to be in Vancouver. I came across one overgrown line while on walkabout at West Broadway and Arbutus, and tracked it until it ended without fanfare at a chain-link fence near Granville Island. It's one of the multiple routes I checked a while ago through Google Maps, looking for a pattern of rails that could take West Coast Express trains to Surrey; this line is obviously not exactly one of the top contenders. Beyond Broadway, the rails are mostly overgrown, and through Kits part of the right-of-way has been converted into community garden plots.

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