Next came Norfolk Street.  Here an outbound car leaves the station.  Cars on the 23 Central line used these ramps to get to and from Central Avenue (below).  Previously the 23 had been routed through the Cedar Street Subway, over Washington Street and up Central Avenue.


Here an inbound 23 car hooks up to the City Subway.  One of the worst subway accidents happened on this piece of track in 1944.  A 23 car caught fire on S. Sixth Street and raced out of control down Central Avenue and into the subway here.  The motorman eventually climbed atop the car and disconnected the power pole, and the car stopped about a block past the Norfolk station, but not before six passengers fell or were pushed out of the back of the car.   What a ride.

Onward to Part 10