THE GS TRAM SITE

NEW ORLEANS

LOUISIANA

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June 1945

The New Orleans streetcar system at the end of World War II, including the Streetcar Named Desire.

VIDEOS

New Orleans traditional streetcars video New Orleans streetcars on the St Charles route video
Above: YouTubeCA video - New Orleans St. Charles Streetcar Line - Length: 12:13 mins. Above: YouTubeCA video - New Orleans Streetcar (NORTA): St. Charles Line (Line 12) -- FULL RIDE! - Length: 47:13 mins.

PHOTO

New Orleans traditional streetcar

Diego Delso CC-BY-SA


MAPS

New Orleans Streetcar map 1945

INSET: CENTRAL NEW ORLEANS

New Orleans central tram map 1945



I created the above maps by overlaying OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps with my own data. Copyright on the OSM maps is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM maps used as a template for these maps corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.

DISCONTINUATION DATES OF STREETCAR LINES BETWEEN 1945 AND 1964


STREETCAR ROUTES

Operator: New Orleans Public Service Incorporated (NOPSI)

B S Claiborne Canal St. - [St. Charles Av. - Howard Av. - S Claiborne Av.] [back: Erato St. - Carondelet St.] - S Claiborne Av. - Carrollton Av.
C Canal Algiers Ferry - Canal St. - Cemeteries
D Desire Canal St. - [Dauphine St. - Desire St.] [back: France St. - Royal St.] - Tonti St.
F Freret Canal St. - [St. Charles Av. - Julia St. - Freret St.] [back: Erato St. - Carondelet St.] - Freret St. - Broadway St.
G Gentilly Canal St. - Dauphine St. [back: Royal St.] - Franklin Av. - Gentilly
J Jackson Canal St. - [Baronne St. - Howard Av.] [back: S Rampart St.] - Dryades St. (Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard) - Jackson Av. - Gretna Ferry
M Magazine Canal St. - Magazine St. [back: Camp St.] - Magazine St. - Audobon Park
N Napoleon Tchoupitoulas St. - Napoleon Av. - Washington Av.
R St. Claude Canal St. - Rampart St. - St. Claude Av. - American Sugar Refinery
SC St. Charles Dauphine St. - Baronne St. - Howard Av. - St. Charles Av. - Carrollton Av. - Tulane Av. - Canal St. - Dauphine St. [Circular route, clockwise]
T Tulane Belt Algiers Ferry - Canal St. - S Rampart St. - Tulane Av. - Carrollton Av. - St. Charles Av. - Howard Av. - Carondelet St. - Canal St. - Algiers Ferry [Loop route, counterclockwise]
WE West End Algiers Ferry - Canal St. - Pontchartrain Bd. - Robert E. Lee Bd.

NB: The one and two-letter route designations used above are for convenience only, and were not used by the operator.


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH



HISTORY

GAUGE


SOURCES

PRINT

WIKIS

WEB SITES


Also, many thanks to Mr Russell Powers of Lone Tree, CO, USA, for kindly sending me copious amounts of information and documents concerning the history of the New Orleans streetcar system.



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