March 28, 2013
Portland, Oregon: TriMet starts tearing down building, discovers 128 year old hidden rail car
PORTLAND, Ore. - TriMet construction crews stumbled onto a piece of history when they started tearing down a building to make way for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project.Workers discovered an old rail car, built around 1885, that had been hidden by drywall in a building at Southeast 18th and Holgate."We noticed the entryway to the ceiling was kind of rounded and a little bit more interesting than you would normally see inside a building of that style," said Nick Stewart, TriMet’s rail property specialist.After the rail car was retired, it was turned into the Brooklyn Diner, which later became a pizza place and then an appliance repair shop. At some point, a building was constructed around the old rail car and the relic was forgotten.

Portland, Oregon: TriMet starts tearing down building, discovers 128 year old hidden rail car

PORTLAND, Ore. - TriMet construction crews stumbled onto a piece of history when they started tearing down a building to make way for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project.

Workers discovered an old rail car, built around 1885, that had been hidden by drywall in a building at Southeast 18th and Holgate.

"We noticed the entryway to the ceiling was kind of rounded and a little bit more interesting than you would normally see inside a building of that style," said Nick Stewart, TriMet’s rail property specialist.

After the rail car was retired, it was turned into the Brooklyn Diner, which later became a pizza place and then an appliance repair shop. At some point, a building was constructed around the old rail car and the relic was forgotten.

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