On Tuesday, we celebrated the opening of the DC Streetcar line with a whichStreetcar contest. Here are the answers. How did you do?
We got 26 guesses. Nineteen got all five. Great work!
Image 1: Union Station/Hopscotch Bridge
The first image was taken at the Union Station streetcar stop. The main clue here is the “no clearance” striping along the barrier wall opposite the platform, which is only present here. The buildings in the background and the hopscotch art also should have helped you get this one.
Twenty-five got it right.
Image 2: Oklahoma Avenue
The second image shows a sign at the end of the Oklahoma Avenue stop. The clue here is the construction in the background, which is the streetcar carbarn. Another clues is the fact that the stop is in the median, which is the case for stops along Benning Road only.
Twenty-four figured this one out.
Image 3: 3rd Street NE
The third image was, coincidentally, the 3rd Street stop. Clues included the “Giant” sign reflected in the streetcar windows and the track switch allowing streetcars to cross over to the exclusive streetcar lanes on the H Street bridge.
Twenty-five got this one correct.
Image 4: 19th Street NE
The fourth image shows the platform at 19th Street. Again, the median location of the platform limits this to a Benning Road stop. The smokestack in the background should have helped you narrow this down to 19th Street.
Twenty-three guessed 19th Street.
Image 5: 8th Street NE
The final image shows a streetcar at the 8th Street stop. Really the only clue here is the Bank of America branch in the background. Using Google Street View could have helped you narrow this down, which may have worked for the twenty-two of you who got it right.
Thanks for playing!