West End Streetcar #StreetcarSaturday

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West End Streetcar line ran until 1950. West End Streetcar NOPSI 933, running on the West End Streetcar line. Undated photo, between 1948 and 1950. This is the end of the line, out by Lake Pontchartrain. The streetcar ran from the the river, up Canal Street, turning left (West) on City Park Avenue, then turning right (North), following the New...
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Bus accident 1950

Bus accident 1950

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This bus accident, on the Gentilly line, involves a NOPSI bus, a car, and a building. Bus accident 1950 NOPSI 1547, a White Motor Company bus, operating on the Gentilly line. At 6:40 AM on 26-May-1950, Franck Studios documented a bus accident at Royal Street and Elysian Fields Avenue. The bus swerved, possibly having something to do with the white...
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Knights Templar Train 1924 #TrainThursday

Knights Templar Train 1924 #TrainThursday

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Knights Templar train en route to New Orleans. Knights Templar train A special train, operated by the Texas and Pacific Railroad (T&P), arrives at New Orleans, 27-April-1924. The Knights Templar held their triennial convention in the city that year. The Texas and Pacific Railroad operated trains from New Orleans to Northwest Louisiana, Dallas, and Ft. Worth. Local railroad historians think...
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Penn Central Heritage 1073 @nscorp #trainthursday

Penn Central Heritage 1073 @nscorp #trainthursday

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Penn Central heritage 1073 operating on the Norfolk Southern #BackBelt. Penn Central heritage 1073. From December 30, 2020, Norfolk Southern heritage 1073 heads eastbound on the Norfolk Southern #BackBelt, to the NS Gentilly yard. The engine is an EMD SD70ACe. While the engine bears the livery of the old Penn Central Railroad, it's an NS unit and operates as such....
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Canal Line Arch Roofs 1960 #StreetcarSaturday

Canal Line Arch Roofs 1960 #StreetcarSaturday

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NOPSI 934 and 935 were Canal Line Arch roofs in the 1960s. Canal Line Arch Roofs 900-series streetcars operating as Canal Line arch roofs, 17-February-1960. I can't make out the ads on either streetcar; if you can, let me know! NOPSI 934 and 935 sit at the Cemeteries Terminal. Tennessee Williams mentions the "cemeteries" in "A Streetcar Named Desire." While...
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NOPSI 924 becomes NORTA 450 #StreetcarSaturday

NOPSI 924 becomes NORTA 450 #StreetcarSaturday

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NOPSI 924 came home as NORTA 450 on the Riverfront line. NOPSI 924 From my book, New Orleans: The Canal Streetcar Line (2004), NOPSI 924 sits at Carrollton Station. The streetcar operated on the Riverfront line until 1997. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA) numbered it 450. They retired 450 when the line was expanded. A group called Bring...
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