Canal Streetcar-New Orleans

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Bywaterrailroad, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. :thumb: The long awaited new streetcar line is in operation. After having been removed in 1964 the 40 year old mistake is finally over. On Sunday, at 3 o'clock in the morning, over 200 people of all kinds and for all reasons, crowded aboard the first 4 regularly scheduled cars as they left the Canal Street carbarn. Today is the first full day of operation for that line. I took a walk at lunch to see them first hand, and I can tell that this will make a huge difference in the vitality of our central business district and beyond. Three cheers for the new red and yellow streetcars on the Canal Street belt!

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  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :D :D :D :D :D :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  3. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    great day for the big easy:thumb: :thumb:
  4. interurban

    interurban Active Member


    Thanks for the up date bywaterrailroad:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
    More pictures PLEASE:thumb: :wave:
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    That is a beautiful car...! :thumb:

    (Will someone please help Chris up off the floor - or at least his jaw... ;) )

  6. Duckman

    Duckman Member

    It,s nice to see that an important part of railroad history was back up and running after 40 yrs. we have to keep the old times alive for the next generation. Thanks to all who help correct this 40 yr. mistake & by the way, Nice Pic!!! Duckman :thumb:
  7. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    That sure brings back some great memeries as a child as I took a lot of rides on one of those. Then came the bus with those wonderful fumes. Ron :thumb: :thumb:
  8. Unfortunately, I only remember the green paint jobs. Ron, is the red and cream color original to the NOPSI cars? Oh, my favorite bus line in NOLA? Hmmmmm....Magazine Steet? Tulane Avenue (and Nick's Big Train Bar!)? I think that my favorite bus route has always been Elysian Fields Ave. Nice ride from the Lakefront to the Quarter. I used to live on the corner of St. Charles and Napoleon and remember the rattle and clank of the streetcar going by on a lazy summer morning. Those are good memories of my days in New Orleans! :thumb: :cool: :) :D

    Russ :sleeping: :sleeping: :sleeping:
  9. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi Russ,

    I did'nt grow up in that area but ours were just about the same color. I was born in a small town in Pennsylvania and that was the only way to get into the city. Lots of folks in those days did'nt have a car so the trolleys were well used. I was 10 years old when they made there last run and they got us out of school just to watch it make its last run. It was a decorated up with flowers and was quite a thing to see. I offen thing about them as I have a lot of memeries riding one with my mother.

    Ron :wave: :thumb:

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