BACK TO THE FUTURE
Its not a "Trolley" or a "Train". It's a STREETCAR, dammit!!
In the last month of the century, streetcar service returned to Canal Street, albeit
for oniy a short stretch. The streetcar tracks on the city’s main street were torn
up in 1964, considered a sign of progress as the old train cars were replaced by
buses. With only the St. Charles Avenue line the vestige of what once was a web of
streetcars woven across the city, rail transportation seemed to be on the way out.
But the streetcars made a comeback, first with the short Riverfront line and with
the planned rebirth of a line once again running the length of Canal Street.