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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Canal Street turnaround 1955 #StreetcarSaturday

Canal Street turnaround 1955 #StreetcarSaturday

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Canal Street turnaround at "Liberty Place," 1955. Canal Street Turnaround These photos by William T. Harry show turnaround operations on Canal Street. The engineering firm, Ford, Bacon, and Davis designed the loop in 1899. The firm consulted with the second incarnation of the New Orleans City Railroad. While NOCRR was the "downtown backatown" operator that built the Canal and Esplanade lines,...
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Greenwood Cemetery 1930s

Greenwood Cemetery 1930s

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Greenwood Cemetery 1930s via a Franck Studios photo. Greenwood Cemetery 1930s The Fireman's Charitable and Benevolent Association (FCBA) incorporated in 1834. Its purpose was initially as a burial society. Firefighting was a volunteer job in the 19th Century. If a firefighter lost his life on the job, there were no survivor benefits. The family was left having to bury their...
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Sacred Heart Canal Old/New 1924

Sacred Heart Canal Old/New 1924

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Sacred Heart Old/New - view of the new church before the old was demolished. Sacred Heart Old/New John Tibule Mendes shot this photo of Sacred Heart Old/New on 2-March-1924. He captured a moment, just after the completion of the parish's new church and before the old building was demolished. Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Located in the 3200 block of...
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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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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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