“Clang, clang, clang went the trolley”

Workmen on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh recently dug up a part of the city’s past. Long buried under the asphalt, a set of steel tracks remind us of the days when getting around in Raleigh, as in most other cities in the United States, meant a ride on the trolley. Owned by Carolina Power and Light, trolley lines radiated out, carrying folks from downtown to the “burbs.” According to an article by WRAL news, the trolley sytem remained in place until the early 1930s when it was replaced by the automobile.