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Here's Your Front Row Seat to History, Rochester

Video shows the excavation of century-old trolley tracks buried underneath Main Street.

On Monday afternoon, remains of trolley days gone by were removed from underneath Main Street in Rochester.

The tracks, once part of the Detroit United Railway that stretched from Detroit to Flint, near the Rochester Medical Center and Paint Creek bridge.

The railway's powerhouse and car barns were located where the Atallah Heart Center now stands.

On Monday traffic slowed near the site as workers used heavy machinery to un-Earth the railroad tracks. 

Want a commemorative piece of the trolley tracks? They will be cut into 6-inch sections and sold for $25 at a Downtown Yard Sale sponsored by the Rochester Downtown Development Authority this Saturday.

 

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