From the Richmond Whig, 4/11/1865

A CITY RAILROAD. - We would urge upon our city capitalists the propriety of at once moving in the work of establishing a city railroad. The only railroad ever owned by the city was taken up in 1863 by order of the “so-called” Confederate Government, to aid in plating gunboats, which were finished only to be blown up. Above all things Richmond needs a street railroad, for the walks are steep and the ascent tedious. If the road is not established by domestic enterprise it will be established by Northern capital, and as a final result we think home enterprise ought to reap the benefit.