NOPSI 801 1953 #StreetcarSaturday

NOPSI 801 1953 #StreetcarSaturday

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NOPSI 801 outbound to the Cemeteries in the Spring of 1953. NOPSI 801 Our friend Aaron Handy III brings us a Canal Street photo with a bit to unpack! Here's Aaron's caption from the Facebook group, Vintage New Orleans Transit: NOPSI Perley car 801, assigned to Tulane Belt, passes Krauss on Canal Street as she heads outbound for the cemeteries...
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Eagles Dining on the Texas and Pacific

Eagles Dining on the Texas and Pacific

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Eagles dining on the Texas and Pacific was fun and enjoyable. Eagles dining The Texas and Pacific Railroad operated two "name trains." The Texas Eagle operated from St. Louis, MO, to El Paso Texas. The Louisiana Eagle traveled from New Orleans to Forth Worth. The Missouri Pacific operated the "Colorado Eagle," and equipment moved around between the three routes. The...
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Illinois Central’s Mid-Winter Vacation 1916

Illinois Central’s Mid-Winter Vacation 1916

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Mid-Winter Vacation 1916 was a perfect way to warm up. Mardi Gras in 1916 ​Illinois Central to the Mardi Gras Mid-Winter Escape Preview This is a long-form (3542 words) post telling the story of the "Mid-Winter Vacation" trips promoted by the Illinois Central Railroad in 1914-1916. The LSU Libraries Mardi Gras Collection has the brochure for the 1916 trip. Mid-Winter...
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NOPSI 968 Streetcar South Claiborne #StreetcarSaturday

NOPSI 968 Streetcar South Claiborne #StreetcarSaturday

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NOPSI 968  on the South Claiborne Line in 1949 NOPSI 968 One of the 1923-vintage arch roof streetcars, NOPSI 968 traveling along S. Claiborne Avenue. The streetcar approaches the end of the line on October 30, 1949. The Claiborne line ran from downtown/CBD out to S. Carrollton Avenue. Photograph by William T. Harry. South Claiborne Line New Orleans Railway and...
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Mexican Gulf Coast Railroad at Proctorville #TrainThursday

Mexican Gulf Coast Railroad at Proctorville #TrainThursday

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Mexican Gulf Coast Railroad terminated at Proctorville, Louisiana. Proctorville, Louisiana Plan for the village of Proctorville (also spelled Proctorsville). The area began as a collection of logging and fishing camps at the mouth of Bayou Yscloskey. A railroad link from Faubourg Marigny to Proctorville was built in 1837. In 1856, the federal government constructed a fort there, as part of...
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NOPSI 943 Departing Canal Station #StreetcarSaturday

NOPSI 943 Departing Canal Station #StreetcarSaturday

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NOPSI 943 departing Canal Station, a month before the Canal line converted to buses. NOPSI 943 departing Canal Station The 1923-vintage arch roof cars operated on the St. Charles and Canal lines in the early 1960s. This photo shows car 943 departing Canal Station on April 24, 1964. NOPSI 943 spent the night on the outdoor track next to the...
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