|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.|
Diego Delso CC-BY-SA
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Operator: Transdev for New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA)
|2||Riverfront||French Quarter - Harrah's Casino - Convention Center|
|12||St. Charles||Canal St. - St. Charles Av. - S. Carrollton Av. - S. Claiborne Av.|
|47||Canal - Cemeteries||Harrah's Casino - Canal St. - Cemeteries|
|48||Canal - City Park/Museum||Harrah's Casino - Canal St. - N. Carrollton Av. - City Park|
|49||Rampart–St. Claude||Union Passenger Terminal - Elysian Fields|
All the above lines are considered heritage streetcar lines.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Streetcars: 35.9 km.
- Horse-drawn streetcars: 23 Apr. 1831 (oldest continuous streetcar service in the world) - 1895 (?).
- Steam-operated streetcars: 27 Sept. 1832 - 1874 (?).
- Electric streetcars: 1 Feb. 1893 - today.
- Streetcars: Origins - 1929: 1,435 mm.; 1929 - today: 1,588 mm.
- Hennick, L.C. & Charlton, E.H. The streetcars of New Orleans. Gretna (LA): Jackson Square Press, 1975.
- Lietwiler, C.J. "New Orleans: Streetcars return to Canal Street", Tramways & Urban Transit, Dec. 2004 (67: 803), p.452-456.
- Rice, W.E. "New Orleans: Where Perley Thomas streetcars still rule", Light Rail & Modern Tramway, Nov. 1997 (60: 719), p.422-425.
- Simons, V. "New Orleans desires streetcar expansion", Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2018 (81: 965), p.173-175.
- Simons, V. "New Orleans: Five years on from Katrina", Tramways & Urban Transit, June 2010 (73: 870), p.214-217.
- Simons, V. "New Orleans is finally on the move - and on the up", Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2014 (77: 917), p.198-200.
- New Orleans streetcars
- Railway preservation - U.S. Streetcar Systems- Louisiana
- RTA - Regional Transit Authority
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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