Light Rail Shattered? History of rail-transit and tramcars
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Sri Lanka, Oct. 19 -- Tramcar on gas works street in 1910
Walking down the sparsely crowded Norris Road to my office at Fort 54 years ago, I noticed two street urchins discovering silver under a layer of molten tar on the road. Hidden underneath the tarred road which first appeared as bar of shinning metal, their 'lucky strike' was part of a track on which the tramcars that conquered City's roads, carrying commuters for over five decades used to roll. There are a few visible tram lines near the Old Town Hall at Dias Place. Tramcars a milestone in the history of city's transport system, a milestone that has since been uprooted in the name of modernity.
"Strictly speaking there are no roads in the island.", -- Rev. James Cordiner, Chaplai...
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